Late season bucks

Late season bucks

The rut and the gun seasons are over, and gone with them is the helter-skelter buck movement. Now the deer are focused on the available food; they need to replace fat reserves. In the opinion of many deer hunters, it’s the best time of the year to shoot a big buck… if...

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5 Tips for All-Day Sits

5 Tips for All-Day Sits

Sitting all day during the peak of the rut can be very productive, but very boring. Here are five tips to make it more bearable and improve your odds of being ready when the big one shows up. By Bernie Barringer I’m a pretty high strung person. Sitting still for long...

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Top 5 DIY Rut Hunts

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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3 Dynamite Decoy Set Ups for the Rut

3 Dynamite Decoy Set Ups for the Rut

By Bernie Barringer Many hunters have a negative view of using a decoy in their deer hunting. There are a couple reasons this is the case: It’s a lot of extra work to haul it to your hunting area and set it up. Many people have used decoys and had a negative response...

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Late October Whitetail Madness

Late October Whitetail Madness

Many hunters wait to hunt hard until the month of November when the bucks are running crazy and the rut is in full swing. That can be a mistake, because the last week in October can be one of the best times of the year to tag a mature buck. By Bernie Barringer I love...

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Scrapes and rubs are key to October success

Scrapes and rubs are key to October success

Most of October is an overlooked time for gathering information that will be valuable later on, and Late October is the one time of the year when focusing on scrapes and rubs can pay off big. By Bernie Barringer The month of October is maligned by bowhunters...

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5 Reasons to Hunt October

5 Reasons to Hunt October

The “October Lull” has a bad rep. But there are some very good reasons not to overlook this time of the year. by Bernie Barringer A large number of bowhunters take the month of October off, which is great for those of us who don’t. While the there are good reasons...

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The DIY Hunting Trailer

The DIY Hunting Trailer

By Bernie Barringer I rolled into my driveway late at night, exhausted from long hours of driving. Fourteen days earlier when I had left home on Halloween, my pickup truck was neatly organized, with stands, sticks and equipment stacked in place. Accessories had been...

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Aggressive strike rut hunting

Aggressive strike rut hunting

This aggressive strategy might just put you within range of a big mature whitetail By Bernie Barringer If you have hunted during the rut for very long, you have probably been in one of those situations where you are right in the middle of the rutting action. Bucks...

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Hunting the Final Approach

Hunting the Final Approach

Don't wait until the early season bucks hit the field in the evening, the best place to kill one is before they step into the open By Bernie Barringer The buck in my spotting scope was not a giant by any means. His thick, stubby 10-point frame would maybe go 130 tops....

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