Hey everyone back by popular demand in this episode I am joined by the great Robby Denning. Robby is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to mule deer and I can’t thank him enough for doing such a great job of sharing his experiences with all of the listeners. In this episode, Robby and I talk mostly about Late Season Bucks but much like last time Robby was on the show, there are knowledge bombs dropped from start to finish. One thing I really took from this episode was talking about does vs secure does and why finding secure does is so important in late season timeframes. We also talk about hunting all day, I jokingly gave Robby some crap about not being “hardcore” and hunting all day which led to a great conversation about when to go hard and when to relax. I don’t think there are many who would argue with Robby’s success or question how hard he works.
I had the chance to check out Robby’s Book Hunting Big Mule Deer: How to Take the Best Buck of Your Life and I really got to say he did such a great job with it. I would highly recommend it to any mule deer hunter or would be mule deer hunter looking to increase their odds at a big buck.
- Interview starts (2:00)
- When is “late season?” (4:15)
- Weather affecting deer activity (6:30)
- Working with the weather (11:00)
- Hunting around the fog (15:30)
- Hunting all day (23:30)
- Keeping it fun (28:30)
- Listening to dad (35:00)
- Timing of the rut (42:00)
- How far bucks will move during the road (49:00)
- Winterkill this year (55:00)
- When to change up areas (58:15)
- Hunting late November (1:07:15)
- Covering country on roads vs glass (1:13:00)
- Advice to your 20-year-old self (1:21:30)
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