Find the Killing Tree

Find the Killing Tree

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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10 Steps to Success: Bowhunting Public Land Whitetails

10 Steps to Success: Bowhunting Public Land Whitetails

by Bernie Barringer A road trip to a new area on a DIY public land hunt can be very intimidating. Consider these ten points that will up your odds of success. The clashing of antlers in the creek bottom set my heart to pounding. I quickly put my binoculars up to my...

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Dream Hunt: Cariboo Mountain Black Bears

Dream Hunt: Cariboo Mountain Black Bears

This was truly an amazing hunt in an amazing place. Spot & Stalk black bear hunting with a bow is a tall challenge. I shot the 43rd bear I saw in 6 days of hunting. By Bernie Barringer What makes a dream trip for a die-hard bear hunter? I suppose a dream trip is...

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5 Benefits of Mineral Licks

5 Benefits of Mineral Licks

Supplemental minerals have many benefits to the deer in your area, including some that most hunters are not aware of. By Bernie Barringer These days, it seems that everyone wants bucks with big antlers on their property. The sellers of mineral supplements have fed...

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Annual Trail Camera Timeline

Annual Trail Camera Timeline

Don’t put your scouting cameras away after the season! Here’s a calendar showing where your cameras should be placed throughout the year to help you learn more about the deer and increase your odds of bagging a big one next season. By Bernie Barringer Once thought of...

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Top Five DIY Bowhunts

Top Five DIY Bowhunts

By Bernie Barringer My first bowhunting road trip was in 1993. I was living in Iowa and I travelled to northern Minnesota to bowhunt. Figure that one out. Iowa didn’t even have a nonresident deer season at that time. Today, about 20,000 applicants vie for the 6,000...

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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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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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