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Hunting Open-Country Mule Deer Paperback – February 1, 2000
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About the Author
Dwight Schuh is a full-time writer and photographer. Now retired after a long career as editor of Bowhunter Magazine, his articles have appeared regularly over the years in Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, Petersen's Hunting, Bowhunter, The Complete Sportsman, and many other magazines. He has nine books published, including the classic Bugling for Elk, Modern Outdoor Survival, The Bottoms(biography of artist David Hagerbaumer) and Bowhunters Encylcopedia. He also lectures across the country on big game and western hunting.
Specializing in back country deer hunting, he has hunted mule deer in eight western states. He hunts all big game and has taken 19 species from across North America, but he considers big mule deer bucks the supreme challenge, especially with a bow.
Schuh lives in southern Idaho with his wife, Laura. They have two grown daughter. He's happy with his hunting success, but he's much more proud of his family and always tries to put them first.
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I believe Mr. Schuh shows his chops in this book and valuable tips and techniques can be gained by reading it. And it is true that Mr. Schuh is a bow hunter and as such this book is geared towards bow hunting. But if his techniques can help him sneak up with 25-35 yards of a mule deer buck with a bow in open country, it can certainly help a rifle hunter who isn't so limited by distance.
I dont know if you realized this but In southern California there's a drought. I'm 23 years old and have been using the more miles means more deer method for three fruitless (rifle) seasons in D13 and D11. That was before I read this book.
It's hard to describe the calming yet adrenaline filled way that this book is written. But after reading this book I modified my approach to hunting and focused on my ability to scout. Patience and detail at long range.
With better optics I went out this past weekend to a Valley in the foothills, that honestly I thought would be absolutely empty before Dwight schuh.
I spend the night on the ridge and before first light was in position. Within an 30 minutes I spotted a deer, then another and another! 6 deer in all within 3 hours!
Thank you Dwight for your years of insight and I hope to see a modern update someday!
(this book is a bit dated being written in 1985, the animals are still the same, but I'm sure Dwight could expand with some 21st century tips)
This is the last book you'll need for mule deer. Buy only this book and Save your money for am better spotting scope/binoculars
I have read the other customer reviews, which is why I bought this book. Now, I am recommending this book to you.
I enjoyed the writer's examples with his teachings (very entertaining and educational). There were many examples of mistakes he had made, I said to myself, "Yep. I've done that too!" A lot of, "That's makes total sense," and, "now that is a definite better way of doing it," was going on as I read this great book.
The writer is a bowhunter, which is what I love to do too. However, the techniques learned in this book is most definitely applicable to rifle hunting and the hunting of any other game.
This book is most definitely pound for pound, bang for its "buck", and a great purchase for its price! I strongly recommend it to add to your library. Enjoy!