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Trip report from my Idaho mule deer hunt in 2019

By Troutnut on June 22nd, 2020, 1:35 pm
I just completed a trip report article about my first Idaho hunting experience, a lengthy trip last fall seeking a mule deer buck. I won't recap the whole hunt in this blog post, but the trip was full of great scenery and lessons learned about hunting those wily deer.

I covered an incredible variety of country:

For more pictures, see the full report.

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MartinlfJune 22nd, 2020, 5:19 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
Gorgeous photos, and an interesting, suspenseful narrative. I had a tough day fishing and scouting some new water on Penns Creek a few days ago, and your story reminded me of all the things I tried that didn't work. But I did learn a whole new section of the river, and talking with a guide figured out why the fish may have been so unresponsive. (I'd had very good fishing two days before.) Ultimately I was glad to see what I'd seen and gained a bit more knowledge. It sounds like you were as well. Better luck next time!
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
TroutnutJune 22nd, 2020, 7:01 pm
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2737
things I tried that didn't work

That should have been my title!
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
PartsmanJune 23rd, 2020, 5:31 am
bancroft michigan

Posts: 420
Thanks for a great report and as always your photos are first class.
KvnfraleyJune 24th, 2020, 9:49 am

Posts: 5
Great photos and picturesque area. Its super cool to see those moose wandering around scrub country. I grew up hunting mule deer in NW Montana, I think it is quite a bit easier there because there are fewer people willing to hump it into the alpine to go after muleys, and most just focus on whitetails in the lowlands. I have a backcountry elk hunt planned in MT this September, really looking forward to hunting in MT again for the first time in 10+ years
TroutnutJune 29th, 2020, 10:11 am
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2737
Good luck on your elk hunt!

I'm thinking of hunting MT soon. For this year I'm focusing on Idaho and trying to connect with a mule deer finally, although last year had me wishing I had an elk tag most days. It's a tough tag for a nonresident to draw in the area I was hunting, not a general rifle season.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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