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...
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...
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...
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...
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...