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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.

Seminar: The Fundamentals of Hunting Mule Deer

Hey Rok Blog subscribers, in keeping with my mission of helping you become a better mule deer hunter, I wanted to invite you to...

Book Review: Mule Deer

. I feel sorry for our western mule deer biologists and managers.  They are constantly bombarded by an almost "bro' science" approach from the...

Book Review: Dennis Wintch Mule Deer Hunting Legend

It's research season, but don't think that means just units to hunt or gear to buy. You should be reading everything you can that...

Nikon Fieldscope ED 50mm Compact Spotter Review

I have a long history of matching glass to the hunt I'm on.  I don't like being over-glassed any more than I like being...

SKRE Early Season Clothing Review

I've been in mule deer country since early July trying to turn over a good buck.  With the recent hard winters of 2016/2017 and...

Book Review: “Shoot or Don’t Shoot” by Phil Mendoza

  I’m no self made man and have relied heavily on mentors of sorts in my life.   Bowhunting is no different. That is why...

Review: First Lite Brooks Down Glassing Mitt

  "What is a glassing mitt?" I quizzed back through the phone to Ryan Callaghan, formerly of First Lite. "Just what I said, a mitten for...

Review: First Lite Alpine Cold Weather Glove

First Lite sent me a prototype* of their Alpine Cold Weather Glove back in September, 2018. I happened to be leaving in just a...

First Lite Catalyst Soft Shell Glove Review

I received the Catalyst Soft Shell Glove (link here) in September 2018 as a *prototype, before it even had a name.  The crew at...

Stone Glacier Chilkoot 15° Sleeping Bag Review

.As Rokslide's editor, I've read every Stone Glacier backpack review we've ever done, including many from our members. The common thread in these reviews...

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Black Diamond Icon 500 Headlamp Review

As backcountry hunters, we all strive to have a well-rounded gear list full of items that we know we can count on, everything from...

Kuiu Icon

KUIU ICON By Aron Snyder 5lbs 12oz’s (6000) 4lbs 9 oz's (3000) It seems that the design intent for the Icon was simple… bring...
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The Red Zone, with Jared Bloomgren

My friend, Jared Bloomgren, is back with his final installment in his Spot-and-Stalk series (see Spot & Stalk Tactics & Spot & Stalk Part II.) ...

Battle of the 30 Cals

Maybe it stems from fond memories of our fathers or grandfathers pulling the ol' 30-06 out of the cabinet with the faint aroma of...

Scouting A New Area: Tips from a Pro

I have worked the past 10 years as a professional scout for WeScout4u.com. The company was founded by Robby Denning in 1997 and has...
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Puffy Jacket Shootout, Alaska Style

Puffy Jacket Shootout, Alaska Style By Luke Moffat, Rokslide Prostaff Puffy jackets. Aside from backpacks, puffy jackets are cussed and discussed more than...

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