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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 […]

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 […]

Born To Hunt

August 7, 2012

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  “Hunting and killing are as fundamental to male development as birthing and infant care have been to women… Men take life to support life, and the kill itself is the event that engenders compassion, respect for life and the moral responsibility to protect it.”   – Randall L. Eaton   Yes, you read that right, […]

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 […]