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Seeking – The Ultimate Adventure

July 16, 2013

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                                             “It is here, that we seek and still find our meat from God.”                                                                                                                                     Aldo Leopold “I’m getting close,” I thought. The buck had led me up and over a ridge, through a swamp and a lot of difficult terrain in between. But without that the hunt would have seemed stale and flat. […]

Ask The Turkey Tracker

May 7, 2013

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  May Column   (Editors note, As a spin off from our regular Ask The Deer Tracker column, each May we will run the column with turkeys being the topic. As always, send your questions to: rgbernier@gmail.com.)     Q. – How often do you call and what are your favorite calls to use?                                                                                               […]

What Turkeys Do To Us

April 23, 2013

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    “You don’t hunt turkeys because you want to; you hunt turkeys because you have to.” –                                                                                                                 Tom Kelly     Little could I have realized what turkeys would do to me when I first began chasing the bronzed kings back in the spring of ’02. Yes, I got started late in this elusive […]

Hunting Whitetails From On High

October 2, 2012

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  “Stand hunting simply denotes a hunter’s concealing himself in a well chosen spot, where he waits for deer to come to him.” – David Libby   Jim Shockey once wrote, “Tracking a whitetail in fresh snow is arguably a better way to hunt than stand hunting or still-hunting. Tracking eliminates the boredom of the […]

Ask The Deer Tracker

September 25, 2012

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September   Editor’s note: One week each month we will run the, Ask The Deer Tracker post. Anyone wishing to send a question for future posts can e-mail it to: rgbernier@gmail.com     Q. – I am a working on becoming a better deer tracker and would like to become more   proficient at determining which […]

Come Early, Cause That’s When School Really Begins This Fall!

September 18, 2012

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Look for an earlier than normal rut.   The whitetail breeding cycle is an annual autumn event that stimulates even the most lethargic buck to be up and about regularly. As testosterone levels increase within a buck’s chemistry, he becomes restless, anxious and eager to breed. This phenomenon uncharacteristically places the animal in vulnerable situations […]

Ask The Deer Tracker

August 28, 2012

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August column   Editor’s note: One week each month we will run the, Ask The Deer Tracker post.  Anyone wishing to send a question for future posts can e-mail it to: rgbernier@gmail.com     Q. – Recently I was tracking what I thought was a respectable buck. The evidence leading me to this belief was the […]