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Romancing The Bow

September 11, 2012

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As the leaf litter covering the forest floor began to rustle, the demeanor of the relaxed spectator instantly switched to one of attentive focus. His eye’s search for the source of the disturbance while his ears strain for any additional clues. In the following tenuous moments his pulse begins to involuntarily quicken. He reaches for […]

The Best Whitetail Rifle

September 4, 2012

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Tracking wilderness whitetails through the primeval forests of the Northeast is a very specialized form of deer hunting. The demands placed upon the deer tracker are both physically challenging and mentally intense. In order to achieve success at this hard man’s game, your senses must be razor sharp while in pursuit.   A rifle is, […]

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 […]

Carrots, Fluorescent Orange and A Whitetail’s Eye

August 21, 2012

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What can a deer really see? I’m not a big fan of fluorescent orange, in fact I really dislike it and only wear it where the law requires. For years I have held to the belief that by having to adorn this article of clothing my chances at a clever buck was somewhat compromised. I […]

Deer Talk

July 31, 2012

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The how & why of whitetail vocalizations   Huddled behind my camera on a cold, sub-freezing morning in mid-December at the periphery of a whitetail deer yard held promise of some great shots. Although showing up under these harsh conditions is half the battle, it gives one no assurance that the temporary winter residents will […]

Ask The Deer Tracker

July 24, 2012

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July 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. – Many organizations including the Pennsylvania Game Commission are encouraging hunters to shoot more does for the betterment of […]

Greatness – Can It Be Measured For The Deer Hunter?

July 17, 2012

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“Whatever proficiency in still-hunting any mortal ever reaches, with all the advantages of snow, ground, wind, and sun in his favor, many a deer will, in the very climax of triumphant assurance, slip through his fingers like the thread of a beautiful dream.”            – T.S. Van Dyke Who is the greatest? Muhammad Ali believed he […]

Women & Whitetails – Two Great Mysteries

July 10, 2012

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  Whitetails and women are two of the great mysteries of life, especially to me. Just about the time you think you’ve got them figured out, they’ll do something completely contradictory. Yet, we continue to thirst for the knowledge. We still try and develop consistent patterns that will hopefully lead us to a better understanding […]

The Deer Hunter’s Image – It’s Relevance In Present Day Culture

July 3, 2012

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  Forty two years ago in his book, Whitetail, Fundamentals And Fine Points For The Hunter, George Mattis voiced his concern regarding the appearance of the present day enthusiast of the sport writing the following postscript, “The American public, on the whole, has not attained the stable maturity necessary for evaluating our generous heritage and […]

Ask The Deer Tracker

June 26, 2012

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June issue   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 – What is the approximate time it takes a doe to birth her fawn and when in the spring does this routinely […]