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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 hunting permits up from 2,135 in Zone D, which includes all of […]

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 […]

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 field and clear it of deer just […]

Pope & Young Club Names New World Record Non-Typical Mule Deer

On Wednesday, January 9th, the Pope and Young Club convened a Special Panel of Judges in Regina, Saskatchewan for a potential P&Y World Record non-typical mule deer. Dennis Bennett’s enormous buck has a 5 by 5 typical frame with 15 abnormal points on each side with a gross score of 303 0/8. The buck was […]

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 Research Center recently got the chemistry right and […]

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 grasses. It’s the kind of spot that jumps […]