The Problem with a Hit List

The term "Hit List" is everywhere these days.  Formerly reserved for the mafia guys, mule deer hunters talk of building a list of bucks--through scouting--to hunt come fall.  The...

Scout Big, Hunt Small

The more I've hunted for big mule deer, the more I've learned to focus my hunting days only where I've seen big bucks previously. Hunting anywhere else, even for...

Winterkill Results

  This was a hot topic earlier this season.  Idaho Fish and Game has released some of their findings from radio collar studies that I know some of you will...

Why Buck Hunters Still Need a File Cabinet

Twenty years ago when researching hunts, I ordered hunting statistics directly from the biologist, bought newspapers over the phone from towns near where I wanted to hunt, and clipped...

Exactly Where to Hunt After Hard Winters

Mule deer have been studied intensively the last 50 years. While we don't know as much about the species as we do whitetail deer, we do have a body...

Bucks I’ve Taken After Hard Winters

Winterkill is one of the wildcards a mule deer hunter has to contend with.  You can't predict it nor can you ignore it.  It will affect you at some...

What Really Happens to Big Bucks After Hard Winters

I've been blogging on the winter's effects on mule deer since January.  With near-record snow totals in parts of the West, this was a timely subject.  Now that spring...

Hard Winter—Spring Update (and podcasts!)

Back in January, I wrote about the current winter's impact to mule deer across the West here Bad Winter? Now What? I've also done a few podcasts with Avery...

Bad Winter? Now What?

If you're a big buck hunter, you're probably a weather freak, too.  After all, terminal weather conditions usually have the biggest impact on your hunt.  Consider, too, that long-term...

Winners! Vortex Scope, Huntin’ Fool, & Hunting Big Mule Deer Book

  Let's do this! First, thank you for following this project to completion: A Season of Hunting Big Mule Deer.  I truly hope you learned something that will help you take...

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“I want a big buck, where should I apply?”

The calendar tells me that this is likely the number one question on buck hunters' minds right now.  The days are becoming dim when...

Kuiu Icon

KUIU ICON By Aron Snyder 5lbs 12oz’s (6000) 4lbs 9 oz's (3000) It seems that the design intent for the Icon was simple… bring...

One or Both Eyes Open

One or Both Eyes Open By Guest Contributor, Jimmy Tippetts (Slim Jim) When shooting a compound bow, do you use one or both eyes? This topic...
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Clothing Systems

Clothing Systems   by Luke & Becca Moffat   When it comes to finding clothing for the backpack hunter, there has never been a...

Kifaru Fulcrum Review

Kifaru Fulcrum Review by William Hanson I've been a dyed-in-the-wool Kifaru fan for a few years now and the past year and a half or so...
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The “Trick-Pin” System

The Trick-Pin System – Quit Your Range-Finder Habit Darin Cooper - Rokslide Senior Editor This may be the coolest damn thing you never knew...