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Out on the youth any antlered deer hunt in 22. First day we spent in white tail country. Switched to mule deer after that and so far almost every deer we’ve seen was bedded down. Seeing lots of does but no bucks yet. Anyone else running into bucks bedding before light and not coming out early enough to glass in the evening?  I feel like I should have glassed up plenty of bucks by now but it seems like they’re just tucking into their beds early. Good luck to anyone still out there!

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Deer movement was slower this past weekend,  the bucks I saw laid down around 7  got up around 1 then laid back down until dark...does were moving. 

The grass is chest high and I was overlooking deer - good luck - we only had 2 days so it went quick

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Thanks.  We started out where grass was so tall so I moved to where the grass isn’t unite so tall and it’s easier to glass. Seeing lots of does every day but already bedded. Just waiting for a bedded deer to have antlers now

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11 hours ago, trphyhntr said:

Contrary to these coues deer hunting charlatans, mature desert mule deer are much smarter and harder to find. Especially in the central AZ units 

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Very similar movement over the past weekend. Super hot. They did align fairly consistent to the moon phase calendar. Grass height is a factor this year. Several glassed up deer were shorter than the grass they were in. Made it difficult. 

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