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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The DIY Whitetail Hunt for Weekend Warriors

The DIY Whitetail Hunt for Weekend Warriors

Can’t afford the time or the money to take an extended hunting trip out of state? Consider the pros and cons of a weekend DIY hunt. By Bernie Barringer When most hunters think about a road trip to hunt big whitetail bucks, they are usually thinking about a week-long...

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The Business of Bear Bait

The Business of Bear Bait

Thousands of bear hunters go to the woods each year in an attempt to attract a wary black bear to a bait site. Where do they get all those goodies? Here’s how one entrepreneur took the bear bait business to a whole new level. By Bernie Barringer Cory Carlson was a...

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3 Myths About Buck Rubs

3 Myths About Buck Rubs

A deer rubs his antlers on a small tree to mark his territory right? How complicated can that be? Well, here are some things that will shed new light on what rubs actually mean. By Bernie Barringer Outdoor writers like myself are always looking for new ideas and new...

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How State Agencies Estimate Deer Populations

How State Agencies Estimate Deer Populations

All states publish stats for their deer herds including overall populations and trends. How they arrive at these numbers might surprise you. By Bernie Barringer Like me, no doubt you have marveled at the numbers being thrown about by state game agencies when it comes...

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The Four Parts of a Successful DIY Mentality

The Four Parts of a Successful DIY Mentality

By Bernie Barringer Hunting away from home presents some unique challenges. When you are hunting in your home area, you have an entire season to bag your buck and fill out your deer tags. But on a DIY road trip, you are hunting under a deadline; you have a limited...

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