This is part 1 of a 3 article series on how to find big mule deer bucks in the high country. Hunting Big Mule Deer can be very mentally challenging. While it is very rewarding, it does require patience and some luck! The process is much more easily said than done, but I feel it can be broken down into 3 easy to
We know that water becomes extremely precious when you have to hike to get it, especially if your camped in a high country basin chasing bucks and bulls. I know some hunters will drink straight from the water source, but contaminants (bacteria, protozoa, and cysts like E. coli and Giardia) are actually quite common and I would highly recommend treating
Sitka Kelvin Lite Hoody - The new Kelvin Lite Hoody is a newly designed offering from Sitka Gear in 2017. It's built as a lightweight insulating layer that doubles as a pretty awesome every day jacket, or outer layer for fair weather days. The DWR finish on the outer shell and side panels keeps moisture out in light rain and snow.
Preseason Scouting for Mule Deer -- Is it worth it? Pre-season scouting seems to be getting more and more popular, but is it really the best way to consistently find success while hunting? A few years ago, I had spent a late summer day out on a scouting trip for high country mule deer. We found a buck that had our
I cut my teeth hunting Wyoming mule deer and elk as a teenager -- hunting with my father, and brother; Ben. Ben had been building points for a few years, and decided to return to the mountains of our youth to hunt muleys again. After results were posted, we spent hours scouring google earth for new areas, and planned our first
Athlon Ares 15-45x60mm ED Spotting Scope Review - Exceptional Performance at an even better price! We're all searching for the perfect glass combination, especially in spotting scopes that are lightweight, gather light, and deliver a crisp and bright image, and are affordable. The old adage goes "You get what you pay for!" While that rings particularly true with optics, I've been
Trekker Outdoor Gear – TREKKER Gaiter Review Trekker Outdoor Gear was founded in 2017 by avid outdoorsman and hunter Sean Morgan. After “many years of disappointment, Sean came to the realization that he needed to create gear that would fit his exact needs. Sean later purchased a small sewing machine and began designing various prototypes in order to meet his needs.
“Get your rifle and shoot that buck,” was all I heard as I scrambled to throw my pack down and shouldered my rifle. With a few quick adjustments of the scope the “Freak” buck illuminated my view. I quickly realized that after spending numerous days in this basin, we had never seen this buck before. Brad and I talked quietly,
Mule Deer Winter Kill States: What should we expect? Many of us who live, or hunt in the intermountain west realize that this past winter was a tough one on many of our big game animals; particularly mule deer and pronghorn antelope. Areas that are susceptible to winter mortality were hit hard with record snow levels and reports from game managers
In this episode of the Hunt The High Country Podcast, we sit down with Robby Denning and talk Mule Deer hunting. Robby is the editor at Rokslide.com and has decades of experience focusing on hunting BIG Mule Deer bucks. If you're passionate about Mule Deer hunting, you probably know who Robby Denning is. We talk about his book "HUNTING BIG MULE