Win The Hunt Of A Lifetime in the Pope And Young Club

Win The Hunt Of A Lifetime in the Pope And Young Club

2017 Conservation Hunt-Drawing Chatfield, MN - The Pope and Young Club is offering two exciting hunting adventures as part of the 2017 Pope and Young Club Conservation Hunt-Drawing. 100% of the funds raised through donations for hunt-draw tickets, will go directly to...

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Dealing with Food Plot Pests

Dealing with Food Plot Pests

Rodents and other small mammals may be doing more damage to your food plots than you realize. Here’s how to alleviate the problems. By Bernie Barringer When most of us think about the reasons our food plots fail or thrive, we usually point to things like fertilizer,...

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Seven Critical Tips for DIY Public Land Hunting

Seven Critical Tips for DIY Public Land Hunting

By Bernie Barringer My first bowhunting road trip was a complete bust. In my defense, it took place more than 20 years ago, so I didn’t have the advantage of Google Earth, a scouting camera or looking at the weather on my smartphone. I basically went in blind, and my...

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Bears at the rubbing tree

Bears at the rubbing tree

by Bernie Barringer I live in an area with lots and lots of bears. on the corner of my food plot is a scent marking tree (rubbing tree) that the bears have been using for the past couple years. I put a Covert Scouting Camera on it to shoot some photos and video of...

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5 Steps to a Successful DIY bowhunt

5 Steps to a Successful DIY bowhunt

Five Steps to Making Your Dream Bowhunt a Reality. You’ve always wanted to hunt deer in one of the destination states. You watch on TV each week as big bucks are shot but you really don’t have hunting like that where you live. Here’s a short course in how to get...

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Five Great Road-Trips for a Velvet Whitetail

Five Great Road-Trips for a Velvet Whitetail

By Bernie Barringer In the lives and “careers” of most deer hunters, a process takes place over time as the desires of a hunter mature. At first, just shooting a deer, any deer is satisfying. Then shooting a number of deer becomes a priority and the third stage of the...

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Pope & Young Certifies Four New World’s Records

Pope & Young Certifies Four New World’s Records

New World Record Animals And Historic Moments Highlighted The Pope And Young Club 30th Biennial Convention The Pope & Young Club held its 30th biennial convention in St. Louis, Missouri, April 5-8, 2017 at the Union Station hotel. A stunning location, informative...

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Six Enduring Myths about Whitetail Hunting

Six Enduring Myths about Whitetail Hunting

Chances are you have been a believer in at least one of these myths. Here is some scientific evidence and common sense to debunk them.  By Bernie Barringer Some information has been passed down through the generations at hunting camps and in the pages of magazines....

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Your Best Bets for Truly Big Bears

Your Best Bets for Truly Big Bears

By Bernie Barringer A look through the Boone & Crockett Record books reveals some interesting patterns about your chances of shooting a true giant black bear. Outdoorsmen go through a progression of sorts during their lifetime. Most beginning fishermen, for...

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