The ABCs Of Tracking Deer

July 10, 2018

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  Part I “For every buck killed there will be a dozen failures. This type of hunting demands the utmost in perseverance and patience.” Larry Kollor – Shots at Whitetails 1948     Time had now become my enemy as light was quickly fading on a day that initially began with great promise. The providential […]

Posted in: Whitetail Deer

Ask The Deer Tracker

June 26, 2018

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June Column   Editor’s note – Anyone wishing to ask a question can send inquiry to the Deer Tracker at: rgbernier@gmail.com   Q – What is the approximate time it takes a doe to birth her fawn and when in the spring does this routinely happen? B.A. – Meredith, NH A – A female deer […]

An Uphill Battle

June 12, 2018

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  It is with great pleasure I introduce my long-time friend and hunting partner, Hart ‘Silverback’ Daley as this week’s guest blogger. The following is his tale of an incredible hunt we shared this spring and the memories etched as a result.   May 14th was like Christmas Eve to me because May 15th would […]

Posted in: Guest Blog, Turkey

Tracking Down Turkeys

May 29, 2018

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  How the Deer Tracker Plied His Craft on 2018 Gobblers     A turkey is a species that responses to external stimuli, the very reason it is so fun to hunt them. Our job is not only to get the gobbler to respond, but to fool him into thinking that we are the very […]

Posted in: Turkey

Mid-Season Strut Zone

May 15, 2018

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  “Every old hunter knows that a great chance comes just when apparently all chances are over and gone.” – Archibald Rutledge     The alarm was blaring way too early, at least that is how it seamed at an hour that no one should be awake. The morning ritual had now become all too […]

Posted in: Turkey

Does Size Really Matter?

May 1, 2018

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  Beards, Spurs, Fish Tales & Tall Tines Combined ~ All relative to the entire outdoor experience.     Ended my season tonight; bird #1 was 19 lbs., 9 1/2-inch beard and 1-inch spurs, bird #2 was 20 lbs., 10-inch beard and 1 1/8-inch spurs! Two birds for the price of one, 40-yard shot, had […]

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Ask The Deer Tracker

April 17, 2018

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April 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. – Having a fascination with deer antlers, I am curious as to exactly when new antlers begin growing in the spring, if they all start at the same time, and […]