The biggest typical whitetail ever to walk the earth?

The biggest typical whitetail ever to walk the earth?

By Bernie Barringer Hundreds of factors must come together in one shining moment for a buck to reach world record caliber. A long line of big antler genetics must funnel down through the generations into one female deer. This doe must have hit the genetic lottery with...

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Lessons Learned From a Bear Den

Lessons Learned From a Bear Den

By Bernie Barringer My buddy Rick called me one day in December and said he had found a bear in a den along a river bank. He’d been setting snares for fox and coyotes when he came across a set of large bear tracks in the snow, so he followed them and discovered the...

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New Archery World Record Black Bear

New Archery World Record Black Bear

Pope and Young Club Names New World Record Black Bear During Special Panel Chatfield, MN - On Saturday, February 8th, the Pope and Young Club convened a Special Panel of Judges in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, during the Great American Outdoors Show, for a potential...

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Whitetails of the Northern Mississippi River

Whitetails of the Northern Mississippi River

The “Big Muddy” is producing big whitetails and there’s plenty of public land to hunt them. By Bernie Barringer Take a look at the areas of the Midwest which consistently produce big whitetail bucks and you’ll find some similarities. Winona and Houston counties in the...

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Smoking a venison ham

Smoking a venison ham

This not just another venison recipe, it’s a new way to look at cooking an entire hindquarter of venison. Check it out. By Bernie Barringer My wife shot her first deer in 32 years. But she shot a deer in the first half hour of hunting this fall. A trophy is in the eye...

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Top 10 DIY Whitetail Hunts

Top 10 DIY Whitetail Hunts

These 10 destinations offer great public land hunting and a chance to bring home something to make your taxidermist happy. By Bernie Barringer Everyone who travels to hunt whitetails seems to have a favorite place to go. I’ve bowhunted whitetails in more than a dozen...

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Late Season Hunts: Why Ground Blinds are Great

Late Season Hunts: Why Ground Blinds are Great

Late season deer hunting is often characterized by harsh conditions. Ground blinds are the perfect solution in so many ways. By Bernie Barringer             My son Dawson sat close beside me as we watched two does...

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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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