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History comes alive: Shooting a deer with a 153-year-old gun

By Tex McDonald There is always the question should I purchase a new rifle just cause it’s soon to be deer season again? Should I just stick with Ole Faithful “Betsy?” Is there an extra hole in my gun cupboard that needs filling? Can I just tell the “Wife” that controls the finances that ole […]

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 bowhunter. He became somewhat […]

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, so I was really torn when […]

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 Vehicle Deodorizer Ambient […]

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 far as new […]