Year ‘Round Timeline for Scouting Cameras

Year ‘Round Timeline for Scouting Cameras

If you put your trail cams away after hunting season you are missing out! By Bernie Barringer Most hunters stow their scouting cameras in the garage once the deer seasons close and don’t get them back out again until a couple weeks before the next season. That can be...

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Seven Critical Tips for DIY Public Land Hunting

Seven Critical Tips for DIY Public Land Hunting

By Bernie Barringer My first bowhunting road trip was a complete bust. In my defense, it took place more than 25 years ago, so I didn’t have the advantage of Google Earth, a scouting camera or looking at the weather on my smartphone. I basically went in blind, and my...

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Scarecrows for Deer

Scarecrows for Deer

By Tim Pearson I’m not a writer, which is good because I can’t spell. I am a retired lineman. I have no computer skills; I doubt I could turn on the family computer. I’ve never tried, which makes my wife happy. Linemen didn’t need computers in my day. We turned...

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2 Enormous Bucks, 2 Enormous Stories!

2 Enormous Bucks, 2 Enormous Stories!

By Bernie Barringer Get ready for two of the most bizarre deer hunting stories involving gigantic whitetail bucks. You really can't make this stuff up, and the fact that they both happened basically at the same time, early in the 2021 deer seasons, with a lot of...

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An October Hunt: Go Early or Go Late

An October Hunt: Go Early or Go Late

By Bernie Barringer Much has been said about the October “Lull.” It’s no secret that bucks are hard to find out and about during the daylight during this period of time; they spend the majority of the daylight hours in some shady thicket, waiting for the sun to set....

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Five Important Keys to Opening Day Success

Five Important Keys to Opening Day Success

By Bernie Barringer Every bowhunter can relate to this scenario: You have watched a particular buck off and on all summer. He’s been quite visible in the fields feeding in the evenings and he’s even somewhat predictable in his habits. This could be the year you...

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How to Get Fast Action on the Bear Baits

How to Get Fast Action on the Bear Baits

In some areas, you have a short time to get your baits working. Here are some strategies for firing them up fast and keeping the bears coming. By Bernie Barringer Here in Minnesota, the date you can bait bears is the Friday two weeks before opening day. Through the...

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Bear Hunters and their Questionable Judgment

Bear Hunters and their Questionable Judgment

The darkness had settled over the Canadian wilderness. Light rain began to fall. We were following the blood trail of a bear I had just shot. It was my first time ever hunting bears. What did I know about tracking a bear in the dark? Wait, what did I know about bears...

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