Alberta Mule Deer Hunts Prove To Be A Coveted Sport
Many Alberta mule deer hunters will see more true, trophy-class mule deer bucks on one hunt with than they've likely seen in all their previous hunting trips combined. Mule deer hunting in Alberta is truly second to none! Sportsmen can count on Alberta’s long history of proven trophy mule deer-producing areas, and experienced and knowledgeable guides to provide the best mule deer hunting anywhere. With hunts in the Rocky Mountains, foothills and prairies of southern Alberta, Canada, you're sure to find a hunt that's made for you.
The prairie mule deer hunts in Alberta consist of four four-day seasons, which take place in November. The outstanding success rates and superb trophy quality of the mule deer keep Alberta hunts in high demand. Alberta prairies consistently produce exceptional trophy mule deer, which of course are top priority for any true hunter. Some big whitetail bucks are also available if you see one while hunting for that monster mule deer.
Alberta’s terrain consists of prairie grassland, grain fields, coulees and river bottoms. Most deer are taken at about 200 yards or so, though some longer shots on both mule deer and whitetails are possible in this open country. Many Alberta guides have options available to extend the length of this hunt, or add other species besides mule deer if desired. There is also some great wing shooting available, so you can precede or follow your mule deer hunt with some upland bird or waterfowl hunting.
The mule deer season in Alberta’s mountain zone begins in late September. This is the time of year for you to hunt the high country for big mature mule deer bucks in their bachelor herds. For these early season hunts, you can often combine mule deer with black bear, elk, or moose. You can also combine mule deer and antelope, starting with pronghorn hunting on the prairies and then hunting mule deer in the mountains for the remainder of the hunt.
The season continues through the rut, to the end of November. Big mule deer bucks that have spent much of their time in seclusion, now can be found in the lower elevations of the Alberta foothills, as they search for does with which to copulate. For much of the Alberta wilderness area, no motorized vehicles are allowed, so a lot of the access is only on horseback or foot, further limiting hunting pressure and ensuring big trophy mule deer and whitetails are available, year after year.