I didn’t pull that stunt just to get hits.  My video editor will only handle about seven minutes of video and I wanted to share the entire last day with you.   Glad you all have a sense of humor.  Here you go…

As the video said, thanks for following.  It’s always a hoot to take you all along.  Best of luck to everyone in the upcoming First Lite Uncompahgre Puffy giveaway.  


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Robby Denning
Robby Denning started hunting mule deer in the late 1970’s, only missing one season in 35 years. At 25, he gave up the pursuit of all other big-game to focus on taking the best bucks possible. He began hunting the West on a DIY budget hunting an average of 30 days a year for mule deer. Robby loves the hunt as much as the kill and the entire process from research to scouting to hunting. He’s killed four bucks over 200 inches in the last 15 seasons, mostly on easily-obtained tags. He owns a public-land scouting service and runs a private-land outfitting business helping other hunters in their pursuit of deer and elk. Robby has scouted and hunted literally thousands of square miles of mule deer country and brings a wealth of knowledge about these experiences with him. To him, the weapon of choice is just a means-to-an-end and will hunt with bow, rifle, or muzzleloader – whatever it takes to create an opportunity to take a great mule deer. He is also the author of "Hunting Big Mule Deer" available on Amazon. Robby believes all of creation is from God for man to manage, respect, and through which to know its Creator


  1. Great job on filling your tag on your last day. I’ve enjoyed watching and learning from your videos and posts.

  2. Great video I have enjoyed it all the way. Are hunting during the regular season, or are you on a limited entry hunt?

  3. Great video, I have enjoyed it all the way. I just started hunting idaho and want to do more pack in trips like this one. Are you hunting during the regular moder season or are you on a limited entry hunt?
    Thanks. Adam

  4. Nice work Robby. I really liked the scope eye. It really can happen to anyone! What was the head count on the mice??

  5. Congrats Robby! Your video skills have improved over the years and it’s a pleasure to watch.

    The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.

    Good job my friend.

  6. Congrats and with the battle wound to come home with the buck. Glad I’m not the only one to take a shot between the eyes!

  7. I dont know how you do it but the live hunts are always awesome and I am pretty sure I have learned something new in every single one. Congrats on a great buck and fun hunt.

  8. You put a ton of work into this live hunt and I appreciate all your efforts. Way to end the season with a beautiful buck.

  9. Great footage. Thanks for going through all the hassle to take us along. Really enjoyed it. Congrats on a beautiful buck. Good shooten to btw.

  10. Way to go Robby.

    I’m curious as to whether you hit the buck twice? And what did you think of the VLDs?

    Also, how well do you think that little stove would heat those surplus tents we have?

  11. Good job taking that deer! My question: how often do you end up coming back to the same buck towards the end of a hunt? Second (my asking about your hunting philosophy) In this scenario, why go for the buck that you were willing to pass on instead of taking a doe to fill your freezer?

    Thanks Robby, it was great following along and I love all your knowledge you are sharing with us.

  12. Good question Joe. I’m always looking for the best buck I can find. Probably 20% of the time I end up coming back for a buck that I’ve passed up earlier in the season. I DON”T subscribe to the philosophy of “Don’t pass up a buck on the first day that you’d shoot on the last day.” That is counter-intuitive to me. If I held to that philosophy, my hunting season would only be about 3 days a year. I’d kill a pile of average bucks but no truly big deer. Those take time. The hunt means more to me than the kill- I truly enjoy learning and the only way to do that is maximize time in the field. That means passing up bucks looking for something better and if I haven’t found that buck by the seasons’ end, then I lower my standards. I have no problem shooting does where it is open and sustainable, but shooting a big buck with a 6″ base is far more rewarding and rare. Hope that answers it.

  13. That is one beefy buck! I love the mass! Your hunts are always very informative and that’s what I enjoy most about them. Now you throw in a kill shot….damn nice job! I’m impressed! That’s not easy to pull off.

  14. Thanks for sharing your hunt with us.congrats on the buck robby and thanks to all the sponsors of rokslide.

  15. Huge body on that buck, I can’t believe the neck on him.

    I love following your hunts, especially the late season Idaho hunts. I’ve looked forward to it since last years live hunt ended. These are the type of videos that are enjoyable to watch, nothing fancy, just hunting and sharing the success with the hard times. Although I was pleased to see this one end successfully.

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