Pending World Record Archery Mule Deer

On Friday, February 8th, a virtually unknown hunter revealed to the world what he had known since early September, 2018: that he may have taken the new world record...
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Stone Glacier Krux EVO 3300 Review, Part II

I started using the Stone Glacier Krux EVO 3300 back in May (part I is here).  I've got dozens of days on it now.  No disappointments here. For part II,...

So You Didn’t Draw? Now What?

Anyone who wants to kill a big mule deer must be a thinking, learning, adaptable hunter.  In my life, I've seen a lot of changes concerning where and how...
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Got Harses? Long Line Training Horses

*Note, since this blog post published, I've heard from various horseman from around the country.  The term "Long" Line seems to vary according to region: "Longe" and "Lunge" can...

Hunting the Early November Rut

I wrote this series to help you decide where you should be applying based on your ability to dedicate the time it takes to hunt big mule deer successfully.  As...

The Two Faces of October

Last post, I wrote about considerations in applying for tags during the early seasons--August and September.  Moving into October, this can be the toughest month to find big mule...

“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 a hunter can plan a...

Book Review: David Long & Mike Duplan’s “The Edge”

David Long, author of the 2006 best seller "Public Land Mulies—The Bottom Line" is back and back in a big way.  Along with long-time mule deer hunter, Mike Duplan,...

What Happened to the Rok Blog?

Hey Rokslide followers. As everyone knows, the world is changing fast. Just five years ago, blogs were all the rage. I started mine in 2013. Three-hundred-plus posts later, I...

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...

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Black Diamond Icon 500 Headlamp Review

As backcountry hunters, we all strive to have a well-rounded gear list full of items that we know we can count on, everything from...

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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...
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The Red Zone, with Jared Bloomgren

My friend, Jared Bloomgren, is back with his final installment in his Spot-and-Stalk series (see Spot & Stalk Tactics & Spot & Stalk Part II.) ...

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Maybe it stems from fond memories of our fathers or grandfathers pulling the ol' 30-06 out of the cabinet with the faint aroma of...
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Puffy Jacket Shootout, Alaska Style

Puffy Jacket Shootout, Alaska Style By Luke Moffat, Rokslide Prostaff Puffy jackets. Aside from backpacks, puffy jackets are cussed and discussed more than...

Scouting A New Area: Tips from a Pro

I have worked the past 10 years as a professional scout for WeScout4u.com. The company was founded by Robby Denning in 1997 and has...

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