An Idaho mule deer hunt is high on most hunter’s wish lists and rightfully so. Idaho is a diamond is the ruff when it comes to big mule deer!
Big muleys aren’t everywhere though, most public ground is void of quality deer. The monster bucks that take 6, 7 and 8 years to grow reside on private ranches. They just are not as prolific as whitetail and it takes protection from overhunting to produce big bucks. Given two or three years of a break from pressure and a whitetail herd will come back nicely. Mule deer are completely the opposite. There is no guarantee they will come back from overhunting at all.