Browsing Archives of Author »Richard Bernier«

Building A Quality Whitetail

June 18, 2019


  The title is really an oxymoron, we build houses, infrastructure, automobiles etc…but we don’t really have the ability to actually build a living, breathing deer. Although, there are those in the commercial deer farming business who would argue differently. In their drive to produce pen raised deer that score over 300-inches they have used […]

Ask The Deer Tracker

June 4, 2019


June Column     Editor’s note: Anyone wishing to send a question for future “Ask The Deer Tracker” posts can e-mail it to, Q – What is the approximate time it takes a doe to birth her fawn and when in the spring does this routinely happen? B.B. – Littleton, NH A – A […]

Come Turkey Season Opener

May 21, 2019


  Any opener is special, exciting, anticipated and refreshing, no matter the sport or species. – RGB     I toss, turn and fidget expecting the alarm to be blaring at any moment. And trust me when I tell you, my Big Ben alarm has two huge bells that make it sound more like a […]

Ten Minutes of Fighting Fury

May 7, 2019


  I believe that, after all, an essential thrill is reserved for the man who hunts his game all alone in the wilderness. – Archibald Rutledge     It always astounds me when immersed in nature how the quietude of my surroundings can switch so quickly to raucous action. It is as if the script […]

Into The Mind Of A Turkey

April 23, 2019


  The apologies that precede discussions about wild turkey intelligence are definitely not warranted. I have never observed another animal making such a dedicated effort to know and to understand. – Joe Hutto – Illumination in The Flatwoods   Say what? Many would argue that it doesn’t take much to crack that nut. However, despite […]

Can Women Save Hunting?

April 9, 2019


  “[Hunting] was going to be entirely different from anything I had tried before. It would be an experience, an insight into a man’s world and why many husbands spend autumn week-ends away from home.” – Courtney Borden     Maybe I’ve really stepped in it this time; any which way you slice this pie […]

On the Track of a Small Woods Buck

March 26, 2019


Guest Blogger, Thomas Waters shares with us an incredibly compelling tale of he and a buck, a special stag that led him to the experience you are about to enjoy.     My hunting season started like numerous years before, a borrowed gun with my fingers crossed for snow. My fiancée (now wife) worked as […]