A hunter made a video of himself trying to get as close as possible to a bedded mule deer. As you can see, he is pretty good at stalking deer.
This hunter made good use of conditions at the time and made a great stalk on a bedded mule deer buck.
The deer might have been asleep at the time and the heavy winds probably made it tough for the deer to hear his approach. Regardless, this hunter demonstrated that he is pretty good at stalking deer.
Check out the reaction of the mule deer when it discovers what is going on.
I’m not sure why he decided not to shoot the deer. He probably could have used a grunt tube to get it to stand up and offer a good shot. Maybe it wasn’t deer season at the time or maybe it wasn’t big enough for him.
In any case, this hunter got to experience a close range encounter with a mule deer in a manner that few other hunters have. This is a good example of the fact that a good hunt doesn’t necessarily have to end with shooting an animal.
Have any of you ever gotten this close when stalking deer?