The Mule Deer is one of the most prized big game animals in North America. Historically, the Mule Deer has been part of Western cultures dating back to indigenous people who prized the Mule Deer for it’s meat, it’s hide and it’s massive horns. Today, the Mule Deer is sought after by big game hunters using rifle or bow.
While our Mule Deer hunt dates for 2016 are completely sold out, we are now taking reservations for the 2017 season. The Mule Deer season at the Timbers starts in late October and continues into early November. You can see available dates here.
Mule Deer populations have fluctuated quite a bit in New Mexico. In 1900 there were only 40,000 of these majestic animals left in New Mexico. As the state instituted sensible game laws, the Mule Deer population rebounded significantly, reaching a peak of over 300,000 in the 1960’s. Since then, however, habitat loss, fire, drought and predation have taken a toll on Mule Deer populations in the state. Today the population stands at about 200,000 Mule Deer and growing.
Two organizations that are at the forefront of Mule Deer conservation are the Mule Deer Foundation and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Click on their links to find out more about the Mule Deer and ongoing conservation efforts.
The Timbers at Chama offers guided Mule Deer hunts into country that has produced record bucks and consistently produces quality Mule Deer. All of our Mule Deer hunts are on private land and no draw is required. Come see a thriving herd in ideal habitat and have the hunt of your life!