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Buck hunting is about logistics.  You can be the best hunter on the planet, but if you don’t have the gear and a plan to be where the deer are, no hunting skill can make it up.  Today’s video is a good example of logistics:


Taking all the recon I’ve gathered on this hunt over the last six days, I took a gamble by giving up an evening and a morning to swap my road camp out for a backcountry horse camp.  With a storm and below zero temps forecasted, I only had a few hours to put together all the gear I’d need for these conditions for what could be six more days of hunting.  For a solo hunter, this task can be overwhelming. Luckily I have a Dad who pitches in every chance he can.  

See if the lost hunting time and all the work of moving camp was a wise idea.

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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. Love that your Dad is involved, my dad taught me everything I know about hunting! Love Vortex opics as well, I have vortex binos, rifle scopes and a spotter from them! Hope you shoot a big one!

  2. My Dad has always been my greatest hunting partner and taught me most of what I know. The buck I killed this year was one of the first that he wasn’t in some way involved, but I implemented everything he taught me to make it happen. If he hadn’t been in elk camp, I’m sure he would have hiked the 5 miles back in that I was to help pack him out with out a hesitation.

    Good luck, drop a big one.


  3. Thanks for the heads up Chris. I’d seen those style of cots but ultimately went with the E-kot at this point due to it being less than half the price ($89) and I knew how durable they were from a friend’s use. Do you know how the Cascades hold up?

  4. Looks like the scouting is paying off big time. Away from the pressure of other hunters and the animals are feeding/rutting up. Something my wife never understands about the 6-7 days all alone hunting.

    Good luck.

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