Spring Blossom

April 18, 2017

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  Like the unfolding bloom of a delicate flower, which suddenly bursts forth without warning from its dormant bud, a baby fawn enters the world. The unblemished innocence of this new arrival invigorates a sense of vitality rooted in all of us. We are instantly captivated with the sight of it, watching in wonderment as […]

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Who Is Your Hunting Hero

April 4, 2017

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          When guest blogger, Steve Sorensen, AKA “The Everyday Hunter” isn’t hunting, he’s thinking about hunting, talking about hunting, dreaming about hunting, writing about hunting, or wishing he were hunting. If you want to tell Steve exactly where your favorite hunting spot is, contact him through his website, http://www.EverydayHunter.com. He writes […]

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March 21, 2017

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March 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. – This past fall while on stand I witness quite a parade of deer one special afternoon. The first deer by was a doe quickly followed up by a mature buck. Both […]

The Humidity Factor

March 7, 2017

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  Nobody is sneaking up on an unsuspecting buck without him knowing something is approaching. Slowly, ever so slowly, I crept along the trail of a huge buck. For the better part of the morning I’d been following his imprints left in the fresh blanket of snow. These seven inches under my boots permitted me […]

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Grandfatherly Wisdom

February 21, 2017

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“…there is not a grandfather who does not adore his grandsons (granddaughters).” – Victor Hugo Grandfatherhood, if that is indeed a word, (it should be if it isn’t) may well be the greatest blessing bestowed upon the male race. It is a special title reserved for those who survived parenting. As I sit and pen […]

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Why Hunters Understand Deer Best

February 7, 2017

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  “In discussing deer hunting as a sport, it seems to me that we must never lose sight of the fact that its interest is due chiefly to the nature of the game pursued . . . I hope to be a stag follower as long as I can see a sight. This feeling I […]

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Improvising on the Ancient

January 24, 2017

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    Big tracks don’t lie! It has long been known that tracking something, regardless of species, meant following the sign being left in the hounded beasts wake. The key component that is heavily relied upon by the deer tracker of North America is the snow that blankets the forest floor, for without its presence, […]

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