Luck has everything to do with it!

My Idaho Super Hunt. By Ross Rackliff

Sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good.

While this old adage applies to every kind of hunting, it’s perhaps even truer when it comes to big mule deer.

It seemed that the more research I did on where – and how – to hunt big mule deer, the tougher it appeared to be. The complicated draw systems and preference points put in place by most western states made it difficult, if not impossible, to hunt a quality mule deer area.

So when I read about the opportunity to apply for an Idaho Super Hunt tag, I figured it was worth a shot. I have to confess that I had no idea what an Idaho Super Hunt tag was until three days before the deadline. But I was looking for an opportunity to hunt big mule deer, and I figured a chance at this tag was worth rolling dice for. So I sent in six tickets (yes, just six tickets!) and forgot about it.

I was in for a surprise several weeks later when I got home to a message on my answering machine from Idaho Fish and Game. “Congratulations…” it began. I had to listen to the message three times before it finally started to sink in. I’d pulled a tag for an Idaho Super Hunt for mule deer!   - Ross Rackliff,  Winner of 2008 Super Hunt deer tag.  Excerpt from Mule Deer Country blog.  Click link for full story.