How to Beat the “October Lull”

How to Beat the “October Lull”

Too many bowhunters stay home during October because the reputation of the “October Lull” has them discouraged. Here’s how to improve your success during each week of this maligned month. By Bernie Barringer In the past, I never really got serious about my deer...

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The Surprising Relationship Between Wolves & Bears

The Surprising Relationship Between Wolves & Bears

It may come as a surprise to many that wolves eat bears. This is a problem that seems to be growing anywhere the two species overlap. By Bernie Barringer My 18-year-old son Dawson sat in a stand beside me as we watched a medium sized bear feed at the bait. It was the...

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The Top 5 DIY Rut Hunts

The Top 5 DIY Rut Hunts

By Bernie Barringer As a travelling DIY hunter, I am always in search of the next mature buck, no matter where he lives. That has taken me to several states all through the hunting season, from opening day till the final days of the season in a state far from home....

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Aggressive Tactics for Early Season Whitetails

Aggressive Tactics for Early Season Whitetails

 Archery seasons open across North America during the month of September. As soon as the velvet comes off the antlers, change is underway. To capitalize on the opportunities at this time of the year, you must strike fast and hunt aggressively. By Bernie Barringer I...

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5 Important Keys to Opening Day Success

5 Important Keys to Opening Day Success

By Bernie Barringer Every bowhunter can relate to this scenario: You have watched a particular buck off and on all summer. He’s been quite visible in the fields feeding in the evenings and he’s even somewhat predictable in his habits. This could be the year you...

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Hunt Early-Season Staging Areas

Hunt Early-Season Staging Areas

By Bernie Barringer Many a heart has been broken by a whitetail buck during the earliest parts of deer season. I am sure you can relate. You watched him all summer, drooling on your spotting scope. He came out into the field at a predictable time in a predictable...

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Don’t Overlook Scent Control for Preseason Work

Don’t Overlook Scent Control for Preseason Work

Much has been written about controlling your scent while hunting, but controlling your scent impact and intrusion while scouting, hanging stands and checking trail cameras can be just as important. By Bernie Barringer Controlling human odor is a multi-billion dollar...

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Learn your bucks through the lens

Learn your bucks through the lens

The first two weeks of August are the first—and possibly the best—time to get a look at the deer in your area. This is when the hunting actually starts. By Bernie Barringer Late summer is an easy time for whitetail bucks. Food is everywhere, the hunting pressure is...

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