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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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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