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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Control Coyotes to Improve Deer Hunting – Part 1

Control Coyotes to Improve Deer Hunting – Part 1

In many areas, coyotes kill a lot of deer, particularly fawns. Just how big is the impact? Some studies show coyote depredation is probably much more damaging than you think.   By Bernie Barringer Just about anyone who has hunted for long has seen a coyote enter a...

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My 7 favorite new products introduced at the 2019 ATA show

My 7 favorite new products introduced at the 2019 ATA show

By Bernie Barringer Scent free dryer sheets This one comes from the “Why hasn’t anyone done that before?” department. Well the reason no one has introduced a scent free dryer sheet before is because the nature of dryer sheets makes it difficult to do so, but Wildlife...

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Find the Killing Tree on Public Land

Find the Killing Tree on Public Land

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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Plan Your Next Successful Hunt Right Now

Plan Your Next Successful Hunt Right Now

By Bernie Barringer I’d been sitting in a tree by a trail that led to a bedding area composed of willows on a riverbank. A steep hill was 100 yards to the west and I was surrounded by rubs and scrapes. I had spent two mornings and an evening in this spot, with a great...

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How to smoke a venison ham

How to smoke 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 a young doe and the tender meat had me looking for something new to try with the venison. A trophy is in the eye of...

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Late Season Bucks: Don’t Make Tag Soup Just Yet

Late Season Bucks: Don’t Make Tag Soup Just Yet

Don’t despair if you still haven’t wrapped your tag around a buck. This is one of the best times of the year to hunt if you can handle the harsh weather. By Bernie Barringer Here I am with a deer tag in my pocket and it’s almost Christmas. It’s not the first time I...

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