Re: Meat Quality: Whitetail vs Mulie [Re: Bob_H_in_NH] #10928634 02/03/16: Joined: Feb 2010. We hunt by spot stalk, stand hunting and driving many bush roads. Blacktail behavior vs. whitetail behavior? by Todd A. They typically hold their tail straight up with the bright white underside showing to signal danger to any other deer in the area. Share this Fact: View Comment. Likewise, consider some of our heroes: Spiderman, Batman and Cat Woman. Thread starter TauPhi111; Start date Dec 21, 2017; 1; 2; Next. Our South Dakota rifle mule deer hunting is nothing short of world class. The mule deer’s ears also stand about a 30-degree angle on the head, as opposed to the whitetail’s which are rounded and stand more erect. Mule deer antlers are bifurcated; they "fork" as they grow, rather than branching from a single main beam, as is the case with white-taileds. Just curious since I have never had mule deer meat but have eaten a ton of whitetail. Archery Mule Deer. East of the Mississippi where whitetail is another word for deer, like Kleenex is another word for tissue, deer that are not whitetails are by default blacktails Whitetail-Mule deer hybrids are often distinguished by their tail, among other characteristics. Posted August 2, 2011 by manager. Whitetail vs. Mule Deer By Josh Honeycutt author of Brow Tines and Backstrap March 14, 2016. The difference between regular deer and white tail tags Ask the Officer. 1 of 2 Go to page. Joined Sep 10, 2017 Messages 573 Location Ohio. A Whitetail’s ears also are smaller in proportion to their bodies. But when two Alabama deer breeders created such hybrids via artificial insemination, it raised a legal issue for the state’s court system. Mule deer also have much darker foreheads than whitetails, too. This is in CO just east of Colorado Springs (plains area but I'm the border with mountains) so I assumed it was a whitetail. Note the intermediate appearance of the tail. Their large rump, though, is much lighter in color than the rest of their body. The underside of the tail of both species is creamy colored to white, so there isn’t much of a comparison there. Hunts run late October - Early November. Mule deer have antlers that fork or branch out from numerous points. Download Image. Posts: 6,435. Mule deer are different. Bighorn. We hunt highly-managed private property in the central portion of the state during the peak of the rut. Most hunters don’t live in places where they can see both whitetails and mule deer run in the same circles. Learn how our TAGS Service can help. Black. Call 1-800-755-8247. When a buck whitetail comes across a mule deer doe in heat, if the buck is big enough he can drive off the mule deer bucks and breed the mule deer doe. Thread starter rob86jeep; Start date Sep 14, 2020; Sep 14, 2020 #1 R. rob86jeep Senior Member. OP. White-tailed Deer Vs. Mule Deer Don’t Mix. It’s unclear how or if it’s used for display purposes, but it sure makes them easier to spot on a distant hillside. Meanwhile, whitetail antlers only branch out from a singular beam. The Rump. To those that have had a lot of both, do the two animals … With the recent and increased sightings and harvest of White-tailed Deer in Utah, I thought it would be interesting to share a few facts regarding these two species and the challenges which will be faced by the mule deer. Where the rolling grain fields meet the forest fringe, creating some the best ground for our deer and moose to produce large amounts of antler. But those that do often find themselves witnessing sights like this one. I prefer mule deer over white-tail but I also think it depends what time of the year the animal was killed and what it's diet was. I've been talking to several Nebraska outfitters about booking a mule deer hunt. Mule Deer VS White Tail - taste differences, what's better. It was a close second to dall sheep. I live in South West Colorado and the mule deer often taste as good as elk meat (surprise!). Many of our monsters are a mixture of man and beast including werewolves, Dracula and Moth-man. Request Info. This is obvious when a whitetail is running away. Mule Deer vs. White-Tail Deer: Behavioral Differences. Different species of animals, even closely related ones, are normally kept from breeding by being geographically isolated from one another, or by separating themselves into different types of habitat. Mule deer lack the large, brightly colored tail found on whitetails. A single, springing jump can cover more than twenty-five feet! Request More Information. Whitetail deer refers to a North American deer with a rather long tail white on the under surface and the males of which have forward-arching antlers while mule deer refers to a long-eared deer of western North America that is larger and more heavily built than the white-tailed deer. Mule Deer Vs Whitetail Deer Hunting. At the same time, mule deer that eat sage brush taste terrible! You're Welcome At My Fire Anytime. Our mule deer hunting area is about 500,000 acres of farm land, fringe, and the deep woods. Their tail is a thin, short rope with a black tip. This Little Whitetail Packs a Serious Punch. Mule deer vs. Whitetail- which would you shoot? However, Wishart et al. In comparison, the top of a black tail’s tail, as the name implies, is almost entirely dark or black. Regarding mule deer vs whitetail, the meat "is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your gonna get." Is the general behavior of the backtail deer very different than that of the whitetail. So forget those West Virginia area hunts, come home to the Ohio Mule Deer Hunting Trip experience that only Rocky Fork Whitetails can deliver! Mule deer are much larger than whitetails. NOW OFFERING WHITETAIL MULE DEER COMBO HUNTS. Southern Kolorado. We offer ten rifle mule deer hunts in November which can be done in conjunction with a whitetail deer hunt. In other units white-tailed deer or mule deer may be harvested. However, after taking a pic of it through bino's it looks more like a mule deer now. Mule deer have thin ropey tails that are white all the way down to the black tip, with an almost entirely white rump. Another distinguishing factor is their antlers. Whitetails almost always have brown rumps. On Ben’s buck, it is easy to see that the deer is carrying whitetail and mule deer genes, but it is not as distinctive in all hybrids. A buck whitetail mule deer hybrid. Dec 21, 2017 #1 TauPhi111 Senior Member. The mule deer lives in rough but open country and uses a special kind of pogo stick jumping as its main escape from predators. In the extreme north of the range, their habitat is also used by moose in some areas. ltdann Well-known member. White-tail incursions in the Trans-Pecos region of Texas have resulted in some hybrids. Among the species of deer native to North America we can find the white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) and the mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus).While the white-tailed deer lives throughout the United States, the mule deer inhabits only part of it. Source: Pixabay. Mule Deer Hunt. Next Last. Those N.Alberta mulies lay in fields all day and eat canola like a veal calf. Southern Kolorado. (Photo by Russell Graves) By Gordon Whittington. or. #5346044 06/18/11: Joined: Jun 2001. See more ideas about Deer, Whitetail deer, Deer pictures. It is called "stotting". For one, the mule deer’s tail has a black-tip, while the whitetail does not. White-tailed deer tails however are wider and brown on top with solid white underneath. Mar 24, 2020 - Explore David Zimmerhanzel's board "White Tail Deer", followed by 534 people on Pinterest. Whitetail Vs Mule Deer. Draw Required. Is this a mule deer or whitetail? I'm wondering if anyone has had the opportunity to eat both species of deer when they are eating the same thing, such as alfalfa or corn. Hence, this is the main difference between whitetail and mule deer. and does weighing in between 100 and 150 pounds. Is there a difference? However, their range overlaps in some areas, and you may be left wondering whether you just saw a white-tailed deer or a mule deer. Diet, age, stress all flavor factors. Anyone hunted or have experience with both? Mule deer does not. Many Alabamians consider hunting big mule deer vs whitetail deer, in the Rocky Mountains, as the hunts of their lifetimes. We hunt Whitetail deer in the Northeastern corner of Alberta, Canada. Campfire Tracker . Joined Dec 19, 2017 Messages 483 Location Colorado. The fawns are hybrids. Go. Campfire Tracker. Mule deer have distinct ears, which are large in proportion to their body. Wishart et al. 1988 (p. 1665) found that an F₁ hybrid sired by an O. virginianus male produced mature spermatozoa (though many showed abnormalities), while an F₁ individual from the reciprocal cross produced none. The Ears. Archery Whitetail: Nov.2-6. Have you ever seen a fight between a Whitetail and a Mule Deer? B. The ears are also on more of an angle per say then those of the Whitetail, which are straighter. When you decide to go bow hunting for high-mountain mule deer, you know you’re in for a physical challenge. In the west we are just now seeing hybrids that are a cross between mule deer and whitetails. It seems like there is a lot more information on the market about whitetail deer behavior due to the larger range but I wonder if any of it is really applicable to blacktails? The mule deer's tail is black-tipped, whereas the white-tailed deer's is not. Throughout history, crossbreeds have fascinated us. However, the top of a mule deer’s tail is the same color as the sides and back of the pelt, down to a small, dark or black tip on the tail. We have been providing mule deer hunts in Alberta for over 22 years. This mysterious deer looks mostly like a mule deer but has a tail with a dark back-side like a whitetail. Posts: 6,435. So now that you have a pretty good idea of the physical differences between white-tails and mules, let's take a look at some of the other differentiating factors between these two types of deer—and how they'll make a difference in your hunt. Hybrids are not uncommon in some parts of the country. B. Bighorn OP. We are simply the best place for Whitetail Deer, Elk, Mule Deer, Red Stag, Ram, Mouflon Rams, Axis Deer, Fallow Deer, Sika Deer, Black Buck and other challenging and exciting hunting experiences in Ohio; or anywhere else. Fur Color. After all, that is where mule deer get their name. Mule deer have a white rump patch around tail, which is thinner than the broad tail of the whitetail, and has a black tip. Mule deer were named for their mule-like ears, which are larger than those of whitetail. In most cases, the mule deer will have significantly longer ears than a whitetail. The mule deer will tend to pogo itself uphill when it escapes. However, there are two major differences between the mule deer vs whitetail. Joined: Jun 2001. Like the Whitetail is known for their tail, Mule deer are known for their ears. Stress example...I wouldn't chase a beef around, shoot it in the head or poleaxe it then expect fine dining. Nov.2-6. A mule deer has much more white on their face than a whitetail. In some western regions of North America, the white-tailed deer range overlaps with those of the mule deer. The mule deer stand three to three and a half feet tall at the shoulder, with bucks weighing 125-250 lbs. The Hunting Area in Alberta. 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