Idaho Deer Hunting - Why Not Switch This Fall?
Idaho is one of a handful of western states with large populations of both whitetails and mule deer. Trouble is, these two fine game animals are highly regionalized. Mulies are concentrated in the sagebrush canyons and lightly-forested foothills of southern and eastern Idaho.
Whitetails occur mainly in wetter and more densely-brushed hunting units north of the Salmon River. Local hunters naturally hunt the deer species closest to their homes.
That's too bad, in a way. Both these animals may be deer, but each lives in such distinctly different habitat that hunting them is like pursuing entirely different game animals. Idaho fish 'n' hunt thought it would be worth presenting the special hunting appeal of each deer side-by-side.
Maybe more sportsmen and sportswomen will then drive a bit farther this fall for a new kind of deer hunting experience. The two hunters who wrote the stories below did exactly that, and they happily recommend switching!
I Can See For Miles!
by Cliff Wood
Slippin' and Sneakin'
by Lewis Watson