A Well-Traveled Grizzly Bear’s 5,000-Mile Journey

A Well-Traveled Grizzly Bear’s 5,000-Mile Journey

Courtesy Idaho Public Radio One grizzly bear's incredible 5,000-mile journey across Montana and Idaho has scientists re-thinking what they know about the animals. Ethyl the grizzly bear was 19 years old when she started out on her epic journey over 5,000 miles in two...

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3 Ways to Thief-Proof Your Scouting Cameras

3 Ways to Thief-Proof Your Scouting Cameras

Possibly the only thing that hurts worse than losing a trail camera to a thief is losing the information it contained. Here are three ways to minimize your losses. By Bernie Barringer             The sick feeling...

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6 ways Spring Scouting Means Big Fall Bucks

6 ways Spring Scouting Means Big Fall Bucks

A serious hunter’s work is never done. Springtime is one of the best times of the year to get out in the woods and learn some things about your hunting area that you couldn’t learn at any other time of the year. By Bernie Barringer Springtime is not just for fishing...

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The Science of Scents: How Well Can Deer Smell?

The Science of Scents: How Well Can Deer Smell?

The sense of smell among members of the deer family is legendary. In fact, it’s hard for humans to grasp. But recent research into the sense of smell of elk and whitetails finally puts some numbers to it. By Bernie Barringer I was aroused from my calm, patient state...

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Wisconsin DNR to alter bear hunting model

Wisconsin DNR to alter bear hunting model

MADISON — The Department of Natural Resources will issue slightly more bear hunting permits this year in Douglas and parts of six surrounding counties despite an estimated decline in the bear population. The DNR Board on Wednesday, Jan. 23, approved issuing 2,440 bear...

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Control Coyotes to Improve Deer Hunting – Part 2

Control Coyotes to Improve Deer Hunting – Part 2

Coyotes kill a lot of deer. Studies have shown that up to 74% of the fawns in some areas are eaten by coyotes. Here’s what you can do about it on your hunting area.   By Bernie Barringer In the first part of this two part series we looked at the affects of coyotes on...

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Control Coyotes to Improve Deer Hunting – Part 1

Control Coyotes to Improve Deer Hunting – Part 1

In many areas, coyotes kill a lot of deer, particularly fawns. Just how big is the impact? Some studies show coyote depredation is probably much more damaging than you think.   By Bernie Barringer Just about anyone who has hunted for long has seen a coyote enter a...

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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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