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.

Stone Glacier Krux EVO 3300 Review, Part 1

Back in February, the Stone Glacier guys fitted me with their Krux EVO 3300 backpack.  I had been contemplating this system as it fits my...

The ULTIMATE Head-to-Head Optics Review

Hey Roksliders, I got wind of this last week and just had to get it out to you guys. This head-to-head live optics shootout...

Review: Stealth Cam Wireless GXW Trail Camera

Review: Stealth Cam's Wireless GXW Trail Camera By Robby Denning, Rokslide Editor While the term "game changer" has become a cliche, I still can't help myself...

Cold Bow Challenge: What’s Your Maximum Effective Range?

Hey Roksliders, our 2nd annual Cold Bow Challenge kicked off May 5th.  By entering, you can find out what your true maximum effective range...

Hunting the Peak November Rut

In this series, I've covered the strategies of hunting for big mule deer during different times of the season.  You need to apply for...

Hunting the Early November Rut

I wrote this series to help you decide where you should be applying based on your ability to dedicate the time it takes to hunt...

“He Came Alive!”

When my daughter Grace was about four years old, we awoke her early one Easter morn to “hunt” for some colored eggs that my...

The Two Faces of October

Last post, I wrote about considerations in applying for tags during the early seasons--August and September.  Moving into October, this can be the toughest...

“I want a big buck, where should I apply?”

The calendar tells me that this is likely the number one question on buck hunters' minds right now.  The days are becoming dim when...

Book Review: David Long & Mike Duplan’s “The Edge”

David Long, author of the 2006 best seller "Public Land Mulies—The Bottom Line" is back and back in a big way.  Along with long-time...

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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...

“I want a big buck, where should I apply?”

The calendar tells me that this is likely the number one question on buck hunters' minds right now.  The days are becoming dim when...

From Complacent to Capable, Striving for Competent

From Complacent to Capable, Striving for Competent By Chas Carmichael How many threads here at Rokslide start with “What pack/frame should I get?”, “First time out...

onX Hunt Review

By Les Welch, Rokslide Prostaff Don’t leave home without it. No, I’m not talking about your American Express card, I’m talking about your onX Hunt system....

One or Both Eyes Open

One or Both Eyes Open By Guest Contributor, Jimmy Tippetts (Slim Jim) When shooting a compound bow, do you use one or both eyes? This topic...
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Clothing Systems

Clothing Systems   by Luke & Becca Moffat   When it comes to finding clothing for the backpack hunter, there has never been a...