The Rok Blog

The place to connect with the DIY hunting world. Robby covers techniques, gear, hot topics- everything you need to become a better mule deer hunter.

Swarovski BTX: Big Time Xtreme Glassing

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Released in 2017, the Swarovski BTX stormed the high-power binocular scene. In my opinion, the BTX is a revolutionary optic that changes how hunters...

Hunting Big Mule Deer in the Rut

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https://youtu.be/kyDNcdbD974Hunting big mule deer during the rut is one of life's great pleasures for me.  Even better when I can share with others who...

Mesa Horse Gear Saddle Bag Review

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Mesa Horse Gear out of Colorado is offering horse tack for the western horseback hunter. This fills a unique niche. I've always had to...

Tripods: Outdoorsmans Standard vs. SLIK 624

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Once carbon fiber tripods became widely available at least a decade ago, I dropped my aluminum tripods like hot rocks and made the switch. ...

Pope & Young Crowns the World Record Mule Deer

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Back in February of 2019, I posted the news here that Justin Gordon of Utah had taken the potential new Pope & Young World...

Mule Deer Muzzleloader Hunt: Film Release

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It's been said that points don't buy you much when it comes to tagging big mule deer.  I agree.  Before 2010, bonus and preference...

Mule Deer Muzzleloader Film Trailer

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Hey Roksliders,I just spent a big chunk of September hunting a particular mule deer buck I'd found earlier this summer.  It was a muzzleloader...

What’s a Buck Pasture?

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So what is a buck pasture?  I first heard that term nearly 30 years ago.  It was tossed around by deer hunters and sheep...

The Buck Moon is Rising

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Did you know there is such a thing as the Buck Moon?  Among a few other names, Farmer's Almanac calls the first full moon...

The Mule Deer Statistics I Track

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In my world of hunting big mule deer, there are eight mule deer statistics that I consider when picking a unit to hunt, or...