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Points Paralysis: The Treatment

"What do I do with all these preference points?  What is the 'best' unit to apply for at my bonus point level? Am I wasting my preference points?!" That is...
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Killing Big Mule Deer: Still-Hunting

The Rocky Mountain Mule deer can be found from the Tropic of Cancer in Old Mexico to the southern Yukon Territory.  The diversity of habitat in that range is...

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,...
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Idaho: The Gem State of Mule Deer?

Idaho.  For all her downsides—wolves, nonrefundable license, high-priced deer tags, poor draw odds— she also has lots of upsides: the most backcountry of any western state, general OTC...
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Killing Big Mule Deer: Moving in Deer Country, Part I

Last week, I introduced my latest blog series, Killing Big Mule Deer: The Where or the How? (KBMD.)  I'm convinced the "How" is more important than the "Where".  Let's...
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Outdoorsmans Window Mount System Review

I hunt and scout mule deer everywhere from established road systems to deep in the backcountry.  Consequently, I'm always looking for practical ways to save weight & bulk, while...

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...

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...
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Killing Big Mule Deer: Finding Big Buck Country

Last year, I started my series, Killing Big Mule Deer, to share the techniques I use.  Any buck over four years old is going to catch the attention of...

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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.) ...

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...

“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...

From Complacent to Capable, Striving for Competent

From Complacent to Capable, Striving for Competent By Chas Carmichael How many threads here at Rokslide start with “What pack/frame should I get?”, “First time out...
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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...

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