How to Capitalize on Late Season Weather Fronts

How to Capitalize on Late Season Weather Fronts

Harsh weather of the late season can cause hunters to stay at home. That’s a shame because late season weather fronts can be golden for the hunter who is willing to brave the conditions. By Bernie Barringer When I was young I was fortunate to have a neighbor who was a...

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Difficult Hunting Decisions: Stay or Go?

Difficult Hunting Decisions: Stay or Go?

Possibly the most difficult decision a DIY bowhunter has to make during the course of a constantly changing season is whether to push on or to move on. Here are some tips for making the right decision. By Bernie Barringer I’d waited three years to draw this Iowa tag,...

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Top 10 items for the Hunter’s Christmas List

Top 10 items for the Hunter’s Christmas List

By Bernie Barringer I’m always looking for something new and nifty that will fill a need, solve a problem, or just scratch a hunting itch. Here are 10 of them for this year’s Christmas list. Feel free to wrap any of these up for me and put them under my tree! OZ20...

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The Deer Hunt from Hell

The Deer Hunt from Hell

By Bernie Barringer Sometimes things do not go as planned. I’ve taken dozens of bowhunting road trips over the past 25 years and there’s been some fantastic ones and a few I would like to forget. My 2018 hunt in Kansas is shaping up to be one for the record books as...

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5 tips for all day rut hunts

5 tips for all day rut hunts

Sitting all day during the peak of the rut can be very productive, but very boring. Here are five tips to make it more bearable and improve your odds of being ready when the big one shows up. By Bernie Barringer I’m a pretty high strung person. Sitting still for long...

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Get in, Get up and Get a Big Buck

Get in, Get up and Get a Big Buck

By Bernie Barringer Sometimes making a super aggressive move right into the thick of rutting action can put you within range of a buck If you have hunted during the rut for very long, you have probably been in one of those situations where you are right in the middle...

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How to Beat the “October Lull”

How to Beat the “October Lull”

Too many bowhunters stay home during October because the reputation of the “October Lull” has them discouraged. Here’s how to improve your success during each week of this maligned month. By Bernie Barringer In the past, I never really got serious about my deer...

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The Surprising Relationship Between Wolves & Bears

The Surprising Relationship Between Wolves & Bears

It may come as a surprise to many that wolves eat bears. This is a problem that seems to be growing anywhere the two species overlap. By Bernie Barringer My 18-year-old son Dawson sat in a stand beside me as we watched a medium sized bear feed at the bait. It was the...

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