Tecumseh
A buddy of mine just pulled a coveted mule deer buck tag in district 240 here in MT. He has invited me to come along on a mule deer tradbow hunt. Needless to say we are both very excited. The problem is neither of us have ever targeted mule deer with a bow in the high mountains. Does anyone have any general mule deer tips or better yet (and I realize this is borderline sacrilege) specifics about that unit? Any wise old timers in the area who would want to share a camp? Normally I don't mind earning my learning the hard way. However, I'm afraid if we don't ask for help he will have used up a possibly once in a lifetime tag with no success. With young families going the outfitter route is likely out of the question (college funds for kids take priority over epic hunts)

What we have to offer. Strong backs and empty minds. Good company, good beer (my dad owns a brewery). Any help would be much appreciated. 

Thank you all!

Tecumseh
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Mark Ulschmid
As far as how to hunt a mulie, get in touch with Brian Koelzer from Manhattan.  He has the art of killing big bucks with a stick down to a science and his shots are measured in feet instead of yards.  His contact info is in the membership listing.

As for your unit, I haven't hunted it in decades.  I did get a 31 inch buck up at the head of Big Creek, just out of Victor, back in the early seventies when I was a guide in the area.  Shot it with a 44 mag revolver in it's bed.  Was deaf for awhile afterwords.  Killed another big one down by Como Lakes later, but can't remember what drainage it was in.  Gene Wensel is back in the area, but I don't think he liked climbing the hills around there, but maybe Dick Robertson might remember some spots from when he lived there. 
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Tecumseh
Thanks Mark!
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Jeff Holchin
I have a good book or two about hunting high country mulies that I could lend if you email me your address (my contact info is in the magazine).  My advice is to get up there as much as possible before the season to glass, hike and scout.  I’d also reach out to those PBSers that Mark mentioned, especially Brian who has those big mulies figured out for sure!
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