Fat Tire Bikes and Deer Hunting: Is this a thing?

You’ve seen the rise and heard the buzz about this, but is this for real? You bet it is; and it is changing the face of public land deer hunting. By Bernie Barringer I was enjoying the warming sun on my face when a grunt jolted me to attention. I sat alert and soon heard […]

Top 5 DIY Rut Hunts for 2018

As a travelling DIY hunter, I am always in search of the next mature buck, no matter where he lives. That has taken me to several states all through the hunting season, from opening day till the final days of the season in a state far from home. By Bernie Barringer There is one thing […]

Should You Feed Deer in the Winter?

Providing supplemental feed to deer in the winter is controversial and often illegal in some states, but other states encourage and even help fund it. Here’s a look at some of the pros and cons of winter feeding. By Bernie Barringer The Minnesota DNR has often been opposed to recreational deer feeding, and in fact, […]

How to Pattern Late Season Bucks

Following the rigors of the rut, bucks need to replenish body condition and body fat. They instinctively know what food will bring them back into form. They revert to a very predictable daily pattern of feeding to bedding. Here’s a primer on how to take advantage of this window of opportunity By Bernie Barringer Despite […]

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 by a flicker of movement to […]