JP has never chased mule deer before, so he was excited to find out that he drew an “Any Deer” tag in North Dakota. Having spent the last few years chasing whitetails in the state, he was looking forward to the change of pace that spot and stalk mule deer hunting would bring to the table. After driving all day, JP and Brennen rolled into western North Dakota late Thursday evening, with the season opening at noon on Friday. The tent was set up and camp was ready for the week ahead. The first few days were slow, a few good bucks were spotted but the guys were never presented with a good stalk opportunity. Opening weekend pressure was above normal in the area, several trucks driving around with multiple hunters on board. The deer seemingly were being pushed out of the areas where we had found success in the past. On day 5 we decided to push into a new area where it made sense that the deer would move to from a result of the hunting pressure. We slipped into the new spot early and began glassing. We were in the process of climbing to our next vantage point when we crested a hill and spotted 2 bucks laying in the draw less than 100 yards from us. We took our time and got the wind in our favor and used the vegetation to cover us in order to slip into bow range. A well executed plan worked perfectly as the buck stood from his bed and JP sent an arrow right through the boiler room. The deer ran 30 yards and tipped over. I’ve got a feeling that this won’t be the last time JP chases mule deer!