I moved camp about a mile south.  I did this for a few reasons.  One, I was only scouting a little place that could be covered in a morning.  Two, by moving camp I could glass a huge amount of country with the rising sun behind me vastly improving my chances of spotting bucks.  I call this technique “Extreme Long Range Glassing” which refers to glassing at distances beyond two miles.  I believe in it so much that I even wrote a subchapter about it in my book  Hunting Big Mule Deer”

The video below explains more plus gives more insight to what a typical day scouting backcountry bucks is really like.


You can find Hunting Big Mule Deer: How to Take the Best Buck of Your Life,” on Amazon by clicking on the cover below



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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


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