Most muley hunters get up before dawn, glass the animals as they head into bedding areas, and attempt to stalk within rifle range through trees or other cover. You can also try to connect this way with a bow, though the majority of archers use tree stands or blinds to ambush the deer near water holes or cropfields at dawn or dusk. But if you hunt muleys with Schearer, who runs Central Montana Outfitters, you don't do anything the conventional way. Instead of rising at 4 A.M., you have a leisurely breakfast and start glassing around 9, after the deer have left their nightly feeding areas and are beginning to bed down. Midday (I got on this deer at 11:30) is prime time. Stalking ends around 3 P.M., by which hour the deer are up and slowly transitioning to feeding areas. At dusk, on the 20,000-acre ranch we're hunting, you can set up in a makeshift blind of branches stuck into the dirt as you hunker down in a ditch at the edge of one of the many alfalfa fields. But it may feel anticlimactic by then to let the deer come to you.