8 Big Mule Deer Bucks from 2016

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Have You Ever Killed a Mule Deer?

Mule deer hunting has a heritage that dates back to the beginning of the world. As I set here and think about my time spent afield chasing chocolate-racked mule deer, I can’t help but think about the multitude of centuries that these incredible animals have walked this earth and the memories that have been made while hunting them. It’s hair-raising and truly something special, as were these eight hunts during the 2016-17 season. Check them out below.

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David Virostko

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1 | David Virostko's Big Mule Deer

David Virostko of North Rim Outfitters, Virostko’s Hunt Application Service and BaseKamp is a western big game hunting extraordinaire. He hunts elk. He traps and chases predators. He slays turkeys. But his specialty? His specialty is finding and bringing down giant mule deer bucks. Here he is with a huge buck from this past season.

Rachelle Hedrick

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2 | Rachelle Hedrick's Wide Muley

This woman is a die-hard outdoor enthusiast. It doesn’t matter what game it is. She’ll hunt it. Rachelle Hedrick is a top-notch huntress. And here she poses with a stud of a mule deer buck from 2016.

Jake Miller

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3 | Jake Miller's Oregon Monarch

Jake Miller, cohost of The Hunt, is a real hunter. He knows his stuff, and it shows on their hunting show. Here he is with a giant 208-inch muley from Oregon.

Tyler Jordan

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4 | Tyler Jordan's Velvet Mule Deer

Tyler Jordan was raised in the outdoors. Literally. He knows his way around a bow, shotgun and rifle. He took this beautiful velvet buck during the 2016 season, and he couldn’t have been more excited and proud of the outcome.

Brian Doughman

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5 | Brian Doughman's Bow Buck

Brian Doughman of Realtree is a serious hunter. Here he is with a very nice buck that he took with his bow. Talk about an adrenaline rush. 

Jeff Danker

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6 | Jeff Danker's Mule Deer

Jeff Danker of Buckventures has long been a Realtree prostaff member. The guy is as knowledgeable as they come about mature muleys and whitetails, and he never backs down from a challenge. This buck was proof of that.

Ruger Greenhalgh

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7 | Ruger Greenhalgh's Utah Deer

Ruger Greenhalgh is the nephew of David Virostko (pictured above). Here he is with a very nice Utah buck of his own. What a memory for those two.

Josh Honeycutt

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8 | Josh Honeycutt's Alberta Buck

I'm the associate editor and deer hunting editor for Realtree.com. I've been going to the woods since I was able to walk. This is a nice mule deer buck that I took in Alberta last year. This buck didn't have huge antlers, but the body was enormous. Plum gargantuous. Watch that hunt here.

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