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Vintage Hunting Gallery - Volume 12

Mule Deer Memories

Mule deer are just cool. With their big ears, big country they call home, and their unique stotting, there’s a lot to love about mule deer. And we’ve been appreciating mule deer for a long time as you can see from this gallery. Enjoy this trip down memory lane, and if you like vintage hunting photos, check out a special offer at the bottom.

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1. Alberta 1960

There’s so much awesome in this photo. This is H.R. Woodley in November 1960 holding up a mule deer that was killed near Hinton, Alberta. Believe it or not, this monster buck only scored 192-4/8 points.


2. Idaho 1928

Pictured here is long-time B&C measurer Victor Clark with an old mule deer killed by Harriet “Babe” Hanson back in 1928. While packing in some elk hunters to the Sawtooth Lodge, Babe spotted this buck, but had to get the hunters to camp. On the way back, Babe spotted him again and killed this giant buck, scoring 303-3/8 points.


3. New Mexico 1963

Celia Garcia was hunting with her husband near Chama when she shot this beast of a typical mule deer, which scored 192-3/8. The circumference on the bases alone taped at six inches each. Joseph, her husband, shot a massive non-typical mule deer record-book mule deer himself, according to Big Game Records LIVE.


4. Colorado 1893

Armed with her .40-70 Remington-Hepburn single shot, Gutsy Wallihan was apparently a crack shot. Whether or not she hunted in her Sunday best or just wore it for the photo, we will never know.


5. Montana 1960

Here is Peter Zemljak with two Montana mule deer. On the top is his mule deer that he shot in the Ruby Mountains. For two years, it held the top spot for non-typical mule deer in Montana. Two years later, his dad killed the deer on the bottom, knocking Junior off the throne.



6. Arizona 1955

With about 45 inches of abnormal points, Virginia Huth’s North Kaibab buck from a hunt in 1955 is the definition of non-typical. With 24 scorable points, her deer tallied a final score of 212-1/8.


7. Utah 1943

When it was alive, this behemoth buck prowled Baldhead Canyon, north of Honeyville, Utah. In 1943 Alton Hunsaker was hunting with three friends on horseback when he dropped this buck with a .32 Winchester Special. The rack was so full of junk that half of it was still in velvet—it couldn’t possibly rub it all off. It was and still is the greatest mule deer taken in Utah.




8. Nevada 1919

It’s unclear if this buck was wearing Christmas lights when Harry Irland killed it in Elko County, Nevada.


9. Utah 1947

Ross O’Neil killed this buck at the head of Big Red Creek in Utah, in 1947. It has a greatest spread measuring 40 inches, and its main beams stretch 30 inches.


10. Washington 1960

Hunting near LeClerc Creek in the fall of 1960, Ernest Fait killed this outstanding buck, which had 69-4/8 inches of abnormal points and a greatest spread of 34-2/8 inches. B&C SCORE: 257-6/8 B&C points
LOCATION: Leclerc Creek, Washington
HUNTER: Ernest Fait


Vintage Hunting Album

A Photographic Collection of Days Gone By

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A Mule Deer Retrospective

Vintage Photos and Memorabilia from the Boone and Crockett Club Archives

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