Hey RokBlog followers.  I worked with some of our sponsors to put together a list of “Mule Deer Gear” for Father’s Day.  Check out the sales and products below when shopping for Dad (and don’t lie, you’re shopping for you, too!)

I’ve ran onX Hunt since 2018 and couldn’t be happier.  My favorite benefit is that you won’t find a GPS app with as many subscribers as onX Hunt so sharing waypoints is a cinch!  I get frustrated when I send a waypoint to a friend and they don’t have onX Hunt.  For Father’s Day, onX Hunt is Offering 30% off Premium and Elite Hunt memberships with code “DAD” from June 7th-20th

Take 30% off MSRP on either a Premium Membership at $29.99 or the Elite Membership at $99.99 yearly

onX Hunt maps encompass 985 million acres of public land and more than 121 million private properties. Hunters and outdoorsmen are able to use their mobile phones as a GPS, tracking their movements, delving through different topographic maps with unique applications for hunting, fishing, hiking and more. Those maps are accessible via a membership or can be used on a traditional GPS device with a purchased, pre-loaded chip. App features include public/private boundaries, a Wind & Weather feature, Offline Mode, a Historic Wildfire Layer, sharable Waypoints, and the ability to sync data across desktop, tablets and mobile.


YETI’s Tundra 45 King Crab Cooler looks like a deer hunter’s cooler, and with with Yeti’s solid reputation, I have no doubt it will perform.

More info here: YETI T King Crab

The YETI Tundra® 45 combines versatility with durability. This premium cooler is infused with that legendary YETI toughness — a durable rotomolded construction and up to three inches of PermaFrost™ Insulation. Which is to say it’s built to last and will keep your contents ice-cold even in sweltering conditions, like a triple-digit summer day in central Texas. No bowing, cracking, or melting here. MSRP: $299.99

This stuff is tough

Long time Rokslide sponsor Sitka has outfitted both me and my staff over the years on hunts all over the West.  One item that fits the bill for “mule deer gear” is the Sitka Dew Point Jacket:

SITKA Dew Point Jacket

Our 3-layer GORE-TEX Dew Point Jacket offers lightweight waterproof protection for volatile weather. Minimalist construction features include 20-denier nylon ripstop face with soft GORE® C-KNIT® backer technology for breathable comfort and packability, pit zips for expelling heat, micro-taped seams to reduce weight and zippered pockets that are accessible while wearing a pack belt and Mountain Optics Harness. MSRP: $329

Save some money for tags

Maven C.3

We’ve done multiple reviews on multiple Maven products over the years here. With their direct-to-consumer model, the money they save goes back into engineering and products.  That’s why they perform more than they cost.  If you need a mule deer bino but some cash left over for tags, take a look a the

Maven C.3 Binoculars:

Maven is offering 20% of June 14th-20th for their Father’s Day promo

MSRP: $400 ($320 sale price)

Description: The C.3 is designed to pick up where the C.1 leaves off. Though it’s one of the lightest full-sized binoculars in its category, the C.3 features a larger objective lens to grasp every last bit of critical light. It’s our recommended optic for hunters, birders, and wildlife viewers who require exceptional performance dimly-lit situations.

There you go RokBloggers!  That’s my list of Mule Deer Gear for Father’s Day.  Hit me up on the forum here if you pick up any of this gear and let me know how it performed.

Read more about all-things-mule-deer-hunting in my book. Signed copies are available in the Rokslide store, or you can go Amazon for faster delivery.


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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