And bucks only have one thing on their minds during the rut: sex. The mule deer venison meat is a prize in it self at many dinner tables across the state. They’ll also maintain a fairly predictable pattern, moving from their densely forested, secret bedding spots to their preferred feeding areas. They usually cohabit with bucks of the same age, relying on each other to help detect predators while feeding and bedding down. But when they’re not trying to catch up with a frisky doe, they can be very subtle as they move through the woods-when you least expect it, one will be within range. If you plan to use a decoy, meanwhile, never touch it with your bare hands. We offer excellent Trophy Quality in our large hunting area, Top quality guides and comfy accommodations. By tearing up a patch of ground and urinating on it, a buck leaves his scent as a threat to other bucks and a lure to interested does. Many outstanding bucks have been taken during the final days of the season, when the accumulating snow alters deer behaviour. You will be sent an opt-in email to confirm that you would like to receive emails from us. tell them Jesse sent you. You think you were bad as a teenager? What do the Moose look like? Arguably the most underrated big game species in North America, Alberta Black Bears are a ton of fun both spring and fall don't miss your opportunity! • Humped appearance is from the muscled shoulder augmented by the low rump, short tail, and very long legs. You also agree to receive email updates on new posts and offers. I use these to describe the five deer species in Canada: White-tailed deer, Mule deer, Caribou, Moose, and Wapiti. • Head is long with a long, flexible nose and upper lip, and large ears that can rotate to give stereophonic hearing. • Graze on the leaves, bark, pine cones, twigs and buds of trees and shrubs. An easy way to identify the different deer of Canada is by describing what they look like, where they live and what they eat. And even without snow to reveal increased deer movement, the second week of December is simply a good time to be on your stand-chances are, at least one female will come into heat again and fire up the bucks. ***Send us a message at the bottom of the page to receive our hunting information sheet and pricing. Bucks make more scrapes during the rut than any other time of the year. Deer hunting can be a challenging endeavor. Offering both spot and stalk and baited spring Black Bear, as well as combo bear hunts with other fall species, 2 bear area with 100% oppurtunity in previous years. If you can find where one or more does are going to feed during the evenings or early mornings—even does that may not be in heat—you’ll also find bucks. And the rowdy grunting accompanied by the snapping and crashing of branches can be so thunderous it’s hard to imagine a deer is making it. Now’s the best time to use rattling, grunts, scents and decoys to lure in a rut-eager buck. The male’s antlers are large and branch out, whereas the female’s are smaller and straighter. Sure, they’ll relax a bit and seriously feed for the first time in a few weeks, but it will only take a hint of scent or a tickle of antlers to spark their curiosity and reignite the rutting drive. Start typing to see results or hit ESC to close, Looking for monster pike and muskies? In winter, they dig for tree and ground lichens. • Light brown with darker necks and legs. During the latter half of November, there’s a window of about two weeks when there should be no does in heat. From mid-winter through to mid-autumn, white-tailed bucks tend to band together in small groups of two to five. It broke the 50-year record held by the #2 Spot! • They are limited to cool regions because of their large bodies, inability to sweat, and the heat produced by fermentation in their gut. • Occurs across southern Canada and as far north as Yukon and the Northwest Territories. As more does start coming into heat in early November, most bucks throw caution to the wind and abandon their limited movement patterns to search for and breed does—24/7. • A distinguishing creamy-coloured rump patch with short tail.