Patrick Durkin

Deer Biologists: CWD Remains a Challenge

During a recent meeting by the Southeast Deer Study Group deer biologists, veterinarians and others remained concerned about the future of CWD in… Read more…

Spring Cleanup Sparks Sad Memory

Along with all the great hunting memories from our past, come hunting memories that bring back a sad time in life as well…. Read more…

Alabama Hunt Club Stirs History’s Ashes

Hunt club memories always stand the test of time, faithfully taking us back to some of the best days our minds will ever recall…. Read more…

Deer Hunting Conspiracy Theories

Get out your tinfoil hats and tune in to IKOD (I’m Kooky Over Deer) Radio for deer hunting’s latest rumors and deer hunting conspiracy theories…. Read more…

Zinke a Good Choice as Interior Secretary

Hunters, anglers and other conservationists who value public-lands recreation support the pick of Ryan Zinke for Interior Secretary. Here’s… Read more…

Buck Rubs Never Fail to Fascinate

The author reflects on his fascination with buck rubs encountered on hunts across the country. Every one of these buck rubs tell a story…. Read more…

Grumpy Hunters

Is Grumpy Hunter Syndrome real? Some Wisconsin hunters tend to rank the deer season as less than what the facts show it to be…. Read more…

Dairy Farmer Makes Time to Hunt Big Bucks

Aaron Knutson enjoys hunting early November, but most years this Wisconsin dairy farmer is done bowhunting big bucks before the rut ever arrives…. Read more…

Treestand Accidents More Common in Bowhunting

Every year people die or get crippled because they leave themselves vulnerable, becoming victims of treestand… Read more…

Top 10 States for Deer-Vehicle Collisions

It’s a fact of life. Deer-vehicle collisions peak during the whitetail’s breeding season from late October to December. Here’s where it happens…. Read more…

Packing Out Elk: A Fun Misery

Pat Durkin shares the story of the painful pleasure that comes with packing out elk…. Read more…

Rare Second Shot Bags the Bull

You typically get one shot at a given animal when bowhunting. But every once in a while you get a rare second shot at that bull or buck…. Read more…