Patrick Durkin

Idaho Bull Elk Helps Feed the Family

A tough week in elk camp ends with a Idaho bull elk on the ground and meat to feed the family waiting back home…. Read more…

Cowbirds Ride Whitetails to Feast on Deer Flies

Cowbirds are hated by some, but deer tend to benefit from them to help fight deer… Read more…

Turkeys Still Sparking Conspiracy Theories

Are turkeys to blame in the decline of other species? Here’s a look at the facts surrounding wild turkey populations and their impact on the system…. Read more…

Marriage Tips for Hunters from Rinella and Newberg

Hunting can be tough on a marriage. Here’s a look at some marriage tips for hunters from Steven Rinella and Randy Newberg…. Read more…

Winter Impact on Deer

What impact does winter weather play on northern deer herds? Here’s a look at the numbers on winter impact on deer in the… Read more…

How to Turn Your Dog Into a Shed Dog

Have you considered using your current dog as a shed dog? Will it work? Here’s a look at how to turn your dog into a shed dog…. Read more…

Goodbye to Bowhunting Friend, Congressman Dingell

Pat Durkin pays tribute to bowhunting friend, Congressman Dingell, who recently passed away following years of service to his… Read more…

Is CWD Worse Than EHD in Whitetail Deer?

Is CWD worse than EHD in whitetail deer? This was one of many questions that surfaced at a recent panel discussion on the CWD topic in Louisville,… Read more…

Doe Hunt Ends 48-Year Late-Season Bowhunting Drought

A last minute, late-season doe hunt ends a 48-year drought for the author as he wraps up the 2018-2019 bowhunting season in Wisconsin…. Read more…

Dreadlocks Dave Gets His Bull Elk

Even when chasing bull elk in the middle of nowhere, you realize just how small a world we live in. Just ask Durkin and Dreadlocks… Read more…

Some Share Public Lands Better than Others

When hunting public land, you just never who, or what, you might encounter along the way…. Read more…

Fellow Predators Outshine this Bowhunter

One bowhunter is humbled by the skill of other predators he encounters in the wild places their share for the hunt…. Read more…