How to Fire Up Your Bear Baits

How to Fire Up Your Bear Baits

Get on location and give them the right things to eat and you'll have bears hitting the bait in no time; here's how. By Bernie Barringer I confess. I was playing a game on my phone as I sat in the treestand that early fall day. I had been glancing at my surroundings...

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Is Ozonics the Missing Link?

Is Ozonics the Missing Link?

by Glenn Walker My dad is old school, so naturally when I showed him the spot where I killed my buck, he was a bit surprised. “What… that doesn't make sense, the west wind had to be at your back the entire time…”  I spent the rest of the afternoon doing something I...

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Face-Off: Headnet or Face Paint; Which is Better?

Face-Off: Headnet or Face Paint; Which is Better?

Each has advantages and disadvantages. If you have been using one and never considered the other, this list of pros and cons may change your mind. By Bernie Barringer My buddy Paul was sitting across the table from me eating dinner with his face completely covered...

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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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Walk In Whitetails

Walk In Whitetails

Gaining access to hunt can be a difficult task across much of North America these days, but programs in 25 states that open private lands to public hunting offer a place for anyone to hunt for free. By Bernie Barringer I came from a non-hunting family. In fact my...

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Three Myths About Buck Rubs

Three 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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Aggressively Scouting and Hunting Public Land

Aggressively Scouting and Hunting Public Land

It's not like being at home when you have all season to get it done.  By Bernie Barringer I settled into my stand before daylight with high hopes. I had arrived in Iowa the previous day with a coveted archery tag in my pocket and spent the day scouting out a large...

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This coyote control package will help your deer herd

This coyote control package will help your deer herd

You know the coyotes are taking their toll on the deer on the properties you hunt. You know you should be doing something about reducing coyote numbers but if you really didn't know where to start, here's the perfect kit to get you going. Serious hunters and land...

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Find State Hunting Land Near You

Find State Hunting Land Near You

There are 50-million acres of public hunting land available to the whitetail hunter across the eastern 2/3 of the US. Learn how to find it in your area. By Bernie Barringer I grew up in a family without hunters, so when I became a deer hunter at age 14, I was mostly...

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How to Succeed on a Bowhunting Road Trip

How to Succeed on a Bowhunting Road Trip

By Bernie Barringer Ever since the advent of outdoor TV, hunters across the US have become more aware of the hunting possibilities for chasing whitetails in other states. It has become common knowledge in the past two decades that there are places where whitetail...

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