My 7 favorite new products introduced at the 2019 ATA show

My 7 favorite new products introduced at the 2019 ATA show

By Bernie Barringer Scent free dryer sheets This one comes from the “Why hasn’t anyone done that before?” department. Well the reason no one has introduced a scent free dryer sheet before is because the nature of dryer sheets makes it difficult to do so, but Wildlife...

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Find the Killing Tree on Public Land

Find the Killing Tree on Public Land

By Bernie Barringer I’d found this spot the previous year but I didn’t hunt it correctly. The location was a narrow stretch of trees connecting two larger woodlots along the banks of a large river. The area surrounding it was a couple hundred acres of tall native...

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Plan Your Next Successful Hunt Right Now

Plan Your Next Successful Hunt Right Now

By Bernie Barringer I’d been sitting in a tree by a trail that led to a bedding area composed of willows on a riverbank. A steep hill was 100 yards to the west and I was surrounded by rubs and scrapes. I had spent two mornings and an evening in this spot, with a great...

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How to smoke a venison ham

How to smoke a venison ham

This not just another venison recipe, it’s a new way to look at cooking an entire hindquarter of venison. Check it out. By Bernie Barringer My wife shot a young doe and the tender meat had me looking for something new to try with the venison. A trophy is in the eye of...

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Late Season Bucks: Don’t Make Tag Soup Just Yet

Late Season Bucks: Don’t Make Tag Soup Just Yet

Don’t despair if you still haven’t wrapped your tag around a buck. This is one of the best times of the year to hunt if you can handle the harsh weather. By Bernie Barringer Here I am with a deer tag in my pocket and it’s almost Christmas. It’s not the first time I...

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How to Capitalize on Late Season Weather Fronts

How to Capitalize on Late Season Weather Fronts

Harsh weather of the late season can cause hunters to stay at home. That’s a shame because late season weather fronts can be golden for the hunter who is willing to brave the conditions. By Bernie Barringer When I was young I was fortunate to have a neighbor who was a...

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Difficult Hunting Decisions: Stay or Go?

Difficult Hunting Decisions: Stay or Go?

Possibly the most difficult decision a DIY bowhunter has to make during the course of a constantly changing season is whether to push on or to move on. Here are some tips for making the right decision. By Bernie Barringer I’d waited three years to draw this Iowa tag,...

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Top 10 items for the Hunter’s Christmas List

Top 10 items for the Hunter’s Christmas List

By Bernie Barringer I’m always looking for something new and nifty that will fill a need, solve a problem, or just scratch a hunting itch. Here are 10 of them for this year’s Christmas list. Feel free to wrap any of these up for me and put them under my tree! OZ20...

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