It’s here!  Hunting Big Mule Deer-How to Take the Best Buck of Your Life just hit Amazon and is available for purchase here.

Although I started writing Hunting Big Mule Deer last December, this really has been a 38 year project for me.  You see, it all started back in about 1977 when my sweet daddy, Doug, started taking me along on his big buck forays right here in good ol’ Southeast Idaho.  Little did I know that within a decade, I’d have the bug for big mule deer myself and would soon give up up all other hunting to dedicate myself to the pursuit of the Icon of The West: Big Mule Deer  

Fast forward to December, 2014 and I knew it was time to put all those adventures along with all the techniques I learned over those decades to print.  A huge sigh of relief comes over me as I announce this- the project is complete and Hunting Big Mule Deer is ready for the public.

If you want to read more about the content of the book, click here or if you’re just ready to purchase, click here

Back in June, we held a contest right here on the Rok Blog to help us pick the cover for the book.  The cover you see at the top of this blog clearly won out over the other choices.  I thank all of you who contributed and please know that I read every single comment.  

With this announcement that the book is available for purchase on Amazon, I thought it was perfect timing to announce the winners of the contest.  As usual, I qualified all eligible entries according to the rules posted in the contest then used to select the following names:

  • Marcus Robinson
  • Dustin Hover
  • Chad Jensen

You guys can claim your copies by posting in the comment section below AND firing me an email at [email protected]

Again, the book is available for purchase at Amazon by clicking here.  

After you receive your copy, I’d greatly appreciate any reviews, thoughts, and comments posted directly to Amazon.  Those reviews really help new authors get their books noticed and I greatly appreciate your feedback.  Simply click Share your thoughts with other customers.” and scroll down to comment.

Finally, thanks to everyone who’s followed the Rok Blog these last few years.  I can honestly say that if I hadn’t personally connected with you all through my Live Hunts, that I may have never taken this leap of faith to write the book.  When I saw the level of excitement that hunting big mule deer brings to people through those hunts, I knew there was a hunger I could satisfy by detailing all my methods on finding and killing big mule deer.  It was also a pure joy to finally write the stories that led up to killing many of my best bucks, stories that up until now only lived in my head.  

I hope you enjoy those stories and learning “How to Take Best Buck of Your Life” through careful study of the nine techniques I detail in Hunting Big Mule Deer-How to Take the Best Buck of Your Life


Robby Denning


 Rear Cover of “Hunting Big Mule Deer- How to Take the Best Buck of Your Life”

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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. Hi Darin,
    thanks for your interest. With the initial launch on Amazon, the only way to get a signed copy is ship it to me once you receive it. Be glad to sign and ship back. You can email me at [email protected] if you decide to go that route. Unless of course you live close by or will be at the Total Archery Challenge in Bozeman in two weeks, I could sign it there, too.

  2. Looks like its my lucky day. Thanks for the giveaway Robby! Looking forward to reading your book. Sending you an email right now.
    Marcus Robinson

  3. Awesome Robby, I just ordered one and I’m looking forward to reading it. I’m glad you decided to write a book and get one published. I hope it will be successful for you and I’m sure it will be a good resource for those folks interested in hunting mule deer.

    God bless,


  4. Kevin, thanks! Only you can be the judge on it’s effectiveness at helping people so be sure and post your thoughts at Amazon once you’ve read it. Thanks for your support.

  5. I’ll post up my feedback on Amazon after I read it Robby. If it is anything like what I’ve read so far in all your live hunts posts, blog and posts here on Rokslide, it is certain to help a lot of folks if they can put action what you write down on paper. So, I’m pretty confident I’ll be writing a good book review for you. Congratulations, God bless and thank you Robby.

  6. Marcus Robinson, Dustin Hover, Chad Jensen Congratulations y’all. I look forward to studying this book. Congratulations Robby.

  7. Robby glad you went with that cover. Looks great with your name in the black font too.

    I’ll be ordering one, even if I’m awful at actually reading a book. 😀

  8. Just ordered a copy. Can’t wait to read it. Thanks for sharing your talents and wisdom Robby. God bless

  9. Thanks for this offer Robby. Looks like I got lucky again. I have been enjoying the Berger Reloading Manual you drew my name on as well. I’ll probably end up reading the book after dark during hunting season on truck camps. Gonna be a busy 6 weeks until opening day for elk in Montana.

  10. Thanks everyone. Amazon just updated the page to give you a live preview, just scroll over the cover and you’ll see samples from inside.
    Dustin, I thought I recognized that name when it came up. Buy a lottery ticket! I’ll watch for your email and ship books within the next two weeks. Ironically, I don’t even have a copy yet!

  11. Hi Chad! That wraps up this giveaway for the book. Thanks everyone for the nice comments and of course the purchases. Watch for another book giveaway (autographed if you’d like) as we launch the Live Hunts. I’m scouting now and trying to put something together. We’ll see what the next month turns up.
    Here’s the Amazon link if you just can’t wait!

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