Robby hosts Brandon Diamond on today’s Rokcast.  Brandon is the Area Wildlife Manager for Colorado’s Gunnison Basin and beyond.  Brandon has been on the Rokcast before here and brings a depth of knowledge and experience to managing Colorado’s mule deer. They talk about the current over-winter survival for the Gunnison Mule Deer and other parts of Colorado.  They talk about the challenges of managing for a variety of users, buck:doe ratios vs. age class, the increasing pressure from technology and motorized access, and the upcoming 5-year management plan for Colorado. There is still time for hunters to comment on the proposed changes to season dates and more.  If you want more mule deer in Colorado, listen in and get involved in the upcoming Colorado Parks and Wildlife Meeting May 1-2 in Montrose here

Colorado Parks & Wildlife – May 1 – 2, 2024 (

They also talk about the number of Gunnison Mule Deer deer licenses issued under the current limited quota management verses the OTC management this system replaced in the late 1990s, including buck to doe ratios.  You might be surprised at this data!

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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