The Ultimate Tracker’s

August 16, 2016

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“We confer the degree of hunter on those individuals who can track a deer               for a mile and secure it without the aid of snow.” – Ernest Thompson Seton   Indeed, it does require a special blend of character and resolute determination to become a proficient tracker. Those that practice this form of hunting […]

Posted in: Whitetail Deer

Was Grandpa’s Advice Always Right?

August 2, 2016

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  Dispelling whitetail myths   “The deer is so irregular in some of its movements, so difficult to observe closely, and so quick to change many of its habits after a little persecution or change in methods of hunting, that it is not probable that any one person thoroughly understands the animal even in any […]

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Antler Growth

July 19, 2016

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    “Antlers are an extravagance of nature rivaled only by such other biological luxuries as flowers, butterfly wings, and peacock tails. The antlers of deer are so improbable that if they had not evolved in the first place, they would never have been conceived even in the wildest fantasies of the most                   imaginative […]

Posted in: Whitetail Deer

Ask The Deer Tracker

July 5, 2016

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July Column Editor’s note:  Anyone wishing to send a question for future Ask The Deer Tracker posts can e-mail it to, rgbernier@gmail.com    Q – I have noticed over the past few springs that fawns are showing up in my fields at different times, some years early and others much later than normal. Because I […]

A Whitetail’s Five Attributes

June 21, 2016

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  Fight, Fright, Flight, Avoidance, and Submission     As complex as the white-tailed deer may seem, in reality, it actually lives out a relatively simple existence. Where the complexities arise is not with the animal itself, but rather in our own perception of exactly what the deer is actually doing. You see, because the […]

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A Turkey Kind of Spring

June 7, 2016

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  Outtakes from my 2016 Photo Journey     Permission to land please, over.             Birds marching to the beat of their own drum.     Or flying to the beat of their wings.     An impromptu meeting under falling spring snow.             Gobbling, […]

A Long Shot

May 24, 2016

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  I’m not ever surprised by anything nature’s children astonish me with, and no more so than when it comes to bearded men. – RGB If you are a turkey hunter, what is the one sound you most want to hear just prior to mornings first light? If you said gobbles you’d be in the […]

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