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6:00,am:  just cracking light.  I’m “back in the saddle again”.

9:30 am update.  I glassed that entire mountainside in prime hours with good light.  Spotted two deer and a few elk.  So 2.5 hours last night and the same this morning.  I feel good checking this place off my list.  

BTW, I know I totally blew it on the blaze orange requirement this morning.  I must be tired.  Walked away from the pickup and left it all on the seat  

5:30 pm Headed to that deer country where I saw the big-bodied buck on day 1 & 2. He was as older deer. Perhaps another one has shown up there now. 

8:45 update.  The big-bodied buck was there along with a new buck.  He’s pretty nice but still won’t break 170.  I tried to get you guys a pic of the bigger buck:


I know, bad, but this is the conditions I’m seeing them in- over a mile and at first and last light.  That is a side view of him, so you can only see his height. The elk rut is really rolling now and I’m seeing elk daily.  Saw about a 280 6-point tonight herding cows.  I could see a bowhunter putting the stalk on them. Elk never knew he was a hundred yards from them but as elk do they just up and headed out for a big meadow a half mile down canyon.  Left the poor guy in the dust. 

Head out tomorrow where I saw the nice buck two days ago.  I really like that place and only got a glimpse of him and that other deer so can’t really rule that country out yet.  See you in the morning!


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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. I still don’t know how you do it. I think I would have had a truck full of a 160-170″ buck by now. I hope your patience is rewarded soon. Best of luck!

  2. Hi Andrew. Good to have you along. The one most important thing you must do to kill a big buck is not shoot a smaller buck (at least until the last day.) That is also why it’s important to enjoy the hunt as often that is all you go home with. There is still time, though.

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