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Let’s Go Scouting- Day 1

As I write in my new book, "Hunting Big Mule Deer," you can drastically improve your chances at taking a big mule deer by scouting.  While you can scout anytime...

A Season of Hunting Big Mule Deer, Part X

I had been home from the Idaho hunt a week and watching the weather closely in preparation for my upcoming Utah hunt. The high pressure ridge that had dogged...
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Killing Big Mule Deer: Focus

Now that we're on the subject of killing big mule deer, I thought I'd write a few posts on the mindset of a big mule deer hunter.  I've met...
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Killing Big Mule Deer: What is a “Big” Mule Deer?

When I started the series, Killing Big Mule Deer, last year, I thought hard and long about what defines a big mule deer. Because older experienced bucks are hard to...
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Scouting: Crops, Fishing, & Traplines

  I've had dozens of inquires about scouting for mule deer as of late.  Makes sense—as once July 1 hits, it's time to start looking for bucks and country....
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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...
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Jalapeño Scouting Update

If you're new to the Rok Blog, you might not be aware of the buck I've hunted last three seasons that I affectionately call Jalapeño (he's hot).  As I...

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...
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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...

“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...

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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...

“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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By Les Welch, Rokslide Prostaff Don’t leave home without it. No, I’m not talking about your American Express card, I’m talking about your onX Hunt system....
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Clothing Systems   by Luke & Becca Moffat   When it comes to finding clothing for the backpack hunter, there has never been a...

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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...