The Rok Blog

The place to connect with the DIY hunting world. Robby covers techniques, gear, hot topics- everything you need to become a better mule deer hunter.

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....

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...

Optics Review: SIG ZULU5 vs. Swarovski EL Range

I started buying optics in my late teens.  Like about everyone, I couldn't afford much but I still bought the best I could (I...

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...

1-Arrow/Day, 7-Day, Cold Bow Challenge, sponsored by Black Ovis

Hey all, since this blog is about making you a better buck hunter, I wanted to give you an opportunity to test your accuracy...

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,...

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...

He Will Stand…

"I know that my Redeemer lives and that in the end He will stand on the earth." Job 19:25 Happy Resurrection Day to all who make the...

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...

Review: Schnee’s Hunter II Pac Boot Rebuild

I started hunting big mule deer without much more than a dream and a few extra dollars.  Dad had set me up pretty good...

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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...

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...

Choose your glass wisely

I field more than a few questions about optic choice, so I thought I'd dedicate a post to the what & when of how...
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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...
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Let it Rain! Light-Weight Rain Jacket Shootout

LET IT RAIN! LIGHTWEIGHT RAIN JACKET SHOOTOUT by Matt Wymer, Rokslide prostaff This all began with a simple question, “Is it worth paying $300+ for...

Rok Hard Soft Sided Cooler Showdown

Rok Hard Soft Sided Cooler Showdown The Softer, Gentler Cooler Shootout, by Travis Bertrand Soft sided coolers have been gaining popularity over the past couple years...