Photo Courtesy of Ben Regan

Travis and Robby host Rebekah Rafferty of The Monteith Shop. They discuss Rebekah’s research into the phenomenon of mule deer abandoning winter range, and how seasons and landscape shape the winter distribution of deer.

Rebekah is the current coordinator of the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Project and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Rokcast on mule deer.

This episode on the dynamics of mule deer winter range was recorded at the recent Mule Deer Days, sponsored by The Muley Fanatic Foundation and Wyoming Game & Fish, in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

The Monteith Shop is one of the leading researcher organiziations on mule deer and other ungulates. Based out of the University of Wyoming, their mission statement is “Advancing Science and Management, One Data Point at a Time.” You can follow the Monteith Shop here

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You can find Robby’s books, Hunting Big Mule Deer and The Stories on Amazon here

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Hunting Big Mule Deer book    The Stories book

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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