With the rise of the information age, there’s more recon to sort through than ever.  Twenty years ago I might have to check my mailbox for weeks as I waited for stats from biologists or a copy of a hometown newspaper from a unit I was researching to hunt.  Now days, there’s almost too much information. I talk to more than a few hunters experiencing “paralysis of analysis”— that is they can’t make a decision because there’s too much data to sift through.  That my friends is why you need a filter, and I ain’t talking oil.  You have to be able to get to just the information you need — like five year harvest stats for mule deer bucks in unit X”— without having to sort through 100 units and 400 hunt numbers on a 250 page PDF to get it.


That’s why I was interested when Chris Porter from goHUNT offered to give me a tour of their website.  Founded two years ago, goHUNT is an online research platform for the DIY hunter.  They don’t specialize in publishing the top five draw hunts per state but take a different approach to research.  They want to provide the tools every DIY hunter needs to best choose where to hunt no matter if you’re after 200″ bucks, good-draw-odds antelope hunts, or rifle elk hunts where you can road camp and hike out each day.

There are two levels of service from goHUNT

1) Their complimentary platform available to everyone.  You can check out The Life, The Skills, Western News, Landowner Tags (a unique approach to the concept), The Hunt, and their Outiftter Directoy simply by clicking on goHUNT

2) Their premium service, The goHUNT INSIDER is where the DIY hunter will find some very useful tools in narrowing down where to hunt based on his personal goals

The goHUNT INSIDER provides all the tools you need, like

  • State and Unit Profiles


(Here is a sample of just one of the 1500 western state units they provides: Arizona Unit 13B)

The Filters allow you to focus only on the information you want.  Information like Historical Temperature and Precipitation for the huntable parts of the unit you’re interested in (most online services just provide the nearest city’s information which is usually way different than where the bucks & bulls live).  goHUNT INSIDER contracts through a third party weather service to ensure that you have an accurate picture of weather affecting your hunt.


goHUNT INSIDER also includes Strategy Articles that focus on the the key strategies of experienced hunters, learning new ways to maximize your days in the field, and discovering hunting opportunities you never knew existed.

goHUNT INSIDER has assembled a network of knowledgeable hunters across the West that they compensate, ensuring high quality information for their subscriber base.

Click here to check out the goHUNT INSIDER

goHUNT INSIDER has also provided a full 12-month membership (vauled at $149) to the goHUNT INSIDER for me to give away to you guys and gals

One lucky Rok Blog subscriber will win (If you’re not a subscriber, click “Subscribe to blog” upper right under Fitness/Other).

To enter, just check out their website and then post in the comments what dream species you’re most interested in researching (mule deer for me 🙂

I need your first name and at least your last name initial so I can match you to our subscriber list.  I’ll draw on July 7th, so be sure and check out Winner Announcement after that.

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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. Been debating between goHunt and Huntn fool for a awile now! Great article. I would use it for mule deer and elk in AZ, NM, CO, WY and UT. Then also for coues deer in AZ.

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