A Season of Hunting Big Mule Deer, Part IV

My plan was to head for the giant buck's locale the next few days but when you're job entails leading 25 employees, there's always some drama.  Sure enough, I...

A Season of Hunting Big Mule Deer, Part III

It had been 10 days since I found the giant Idaho buck.  Due the terrain he lived in, I knew killing him with a bow meant still-hunting through the...
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A Season of Hunting Big Mule Deer, Part II

It was early August when I returned my Nevada tag (backstory here).  That still gave me the best month to scout an Idaho buck up.  I find by early...

A Season of Hunting Big Mule, Part I

The mule deer season really starts for me a year or more ahead of opening day.  To find good places to hunt big mule deer, you have to do...

A Season of Hunting Big Mule Deer

My favorite media to communicate through on Rokslide is this blog. While I love writing articles for our homepage, and our forums are downright fun and informative, it's the...

Building an Extended Range Muzzleloader, Part IV

In Parts One, Two and Three, I covered gun/caliber, energy requirements, powder, and loading procedure/development using a Vortex Razor HD LH 1.5-8x32 scope on a Knight Mountaineer.  Besides load...

Trail Cameras for the Big Mule Deer Hunter

Trail cameras became widely used in the West in the mid-2000's.  Watching the forums, TV shows, and magazines, I'd say they've only picked up steam since then.  Seems everyone...

Scouting Season

As I've written over the years on this blog, scouting is the great equalizer.  While you can never count on drawing a great tag or the weather, you can...
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Hash Marks or Turrets? A Mule Deer Hunter’s Perspective

Before rangefinders came along in the late '90s, most mule deer hunters were banking their long range shots on the power of the gun to produce a flat trajectory....
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Let’s Talk Research: Interview with Robert Hanneman of The Huntin’ Fool

With so many new members joining Rokslide, it stands to reason that many of you were not around when we launched in early February, 2012.  Ryan Avery and David...

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