Ep 33: Kevin Paulson On Mule Deer Hunting And Elk Hunting

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Kevin Paulson On Mule Deer Hunting And Elk Hunting

Today we’ll be talking about two species of North American big game that are near and dear to the hearts of many hunters: mule deer and elk. For a lot of hunters in the USA, these two species are the ones they dream about hunting one day. Fortunately, we have Kevin Paulson, who used to own an outfitting service offering guided hunts for both mule deer and elk, with us today. He’s going to give us an overview of hunting elk and mule deer, how you can make your dreams of hunting them a reality, and a few things you can do to increase your odds of success (and have more fun) on an elk or mule deer hunt.

Feel free to send me a message with any feedback you have on the show as well as topic requests for future episodes.


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What We Covered

1) Where you need to go to hunt elk or mule deer

2) How to select a good elk or mule deer hunting outfitter

3) Gear you should bring on a mule deer or elk hunt

4) Best way for someone to physically prepare for a mule deer or elk hunt

5) Importance of having a good attitude on one of these hunts

6) Rules of thumb for gratuities for elk or mule deer hunts

Show Resources

1) Hunting Life and Hunting Insider– Kevin’s web sites dedicated to providing the latest in hunting and conservation news and for their evaluations of popular hunting gear.

2) Hunting Life Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Pages

3) Ultimate Wild Spotlights – Spotlight Kevin mentioned in the podcast.


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If you’re interested in going on a self-guided hunt for mule deer or elk yourself, check them out at goHunt.com. Use the promo code “BIGGAMEHUNTER” when you sign up for a new INSIDER membership to get $50 in store credit at the goHUNT gear shop. So, not only will you get the most up to date western drawing odds, but you’ll also get a discount on some good quality hunting gear to go along with it.


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