Top States for Record Book Velvet Mule Deer
All Records Matter
The moral of the story is – hunters please enter your game animals into the record books regardless of whether it is going to break or be near record-breaking. All records matter in telling our conservation history as hunters. Even for an animal to reach a minimum for the record books a lot of conservation pieces need to fall in place – habitat, predation, and human interactions must all be just right for them to grow to a minimum size.
Pope & Young
Bow hunting for archery mule deer is about to kick off out West. The Pope & Young Club is the premier organization for preserving, promoting, and protecting bowhunting. For over 60 years, Pope & Young has collected and kept bowhunting records and promoted conservation ethics.
To celebrate the archery mule deer hunts about to get underway, we thought it would be fun to search Pope & Young’s records for archery velvet mule deer over the last five years. They have an awesome online database called Trophy Search where you can filter all kinds of game animal records. We did a simple search for velvet typical mule deer and velvet non-typical mule deer over the last five years based on gross scores in some of the most popular mule deer hunting states. See the summarized data in these two tables.