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 20 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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13 of the most bizarre deer mounts you’ve ever seen!

13 of the most bizarre deer mounts you’ve ever seen!

There's a big difference between good taxidermy and great taxidermy. there's also a category of taxidermy that's not so good, and then there's a level that makes you say, "Why would anyone do that with their deer!" The following photos are dedicated to that category....

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Six Reasons You Have Never Shot a Booner

Six Reasons You Have Never Shot a Booner

If killing a B&C buck were just luck, then why have several people done it multiple times? Here’s some advice that may shake up the way you look at hunting for giant bucks. By Bernie Barringer A tiny fraction of whitetail hunters have taken a buck that scores over...

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Black Bear Hunting (and eating)

Black Bear Hunting (and eating)

By Jaden Bales, Wyoming Wildlife Federation Spring brings green-up, rushing rivers, and first rays of sunlight that warms one’s bones. In the west, it is the first opportunity for many sportsmen to shake off the winter cobwebs and start hunting species with spring...

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5 Facts about Whitetail Buck Excursions

5 Facts about Whitetail Buck Excursions

Ever wonder why that mysterious buck showed up on your trail camera but you never saw him again? Or why one of your regular bucks just disappears for a few days? Some recent research into the travel patterns of whitetail bucks casts some light on these events. By...

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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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