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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Quest for a Color Phase Bear

Quest for a Color Phase Bear

May bear hunters are interested in shooting a big mature bruin, but more and more bear hunting enthusiasts are looking to add a color phase bear to their collection. By Bernie Barringer Black bears are one of our most sought after big game animals in North America...

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New World Record Nontypical Coues Deer

New World Record Nontypical Coues Deer

By Pope & Young Club On May 19th, at a Cabela’s in Phoenix Arizona, Marvin Zieser, Corky Richardson, Roy Grace and Ed Fanchin convened a P&Y Special Panel of Judges to measure a non-typical Coues deer taken by Wesley Ely of Wilcox, Arizona. The deer was shot...

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Six Great Road-Trips for a Velvet Whitetail

Six 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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The Beginner’s Guide to Choosing an Elk Hunt

The Beginner’s Guide to Choosing an Elk Hunt

The Beginner’s Guide to Choosing an Elk Hunt Just about everyone I know has an elk hunt on their bucket list, including me. I recently did some research about the available options for elk hunts and I thought I would share with you what I learned. I called up Cabela’s...

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