Patrick Durkin

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…

Making Mock Scrapes That Work

Here’s a look at the good, bad and ugly when it comes to making mock scrapes on the properties you deer hunt this season…. Read more…

Conservation Fund Needs Bowhunters’ Support

Conservation efforts need support from bowhunters like never before. Here’s what is happening this month and the impact it could… Read more…

Deer Camp Shack Needs a Large Team to Deliver its Heat

It takes a team to pull off all the chores necessary to make deer camp a success and run smoothly throughout the year and season after… Read more…

Should Other Outdoor Groups Pay as Much as Hunters for Conservation?

What would it look like if other outdoor groups paid as much as hunters for conservation?… Read more…

Hunting Camp Ghosts Still Haunt Me 20 Years Later

Do you believe in ghosts? The stories of hunting camp ghosts in Alabama have stayed with author, Pat Durkin, for the last two decades…. Read more…

What Should You Do When You Find a Fawn?

It’s hard not to want to help when we come across a deer fawn in the wild. But what should you do when you find a fawn?… Read more…

Are Wolves Good or Bad for the Great Lakes States?

Wolves tend to be the controversial species these days, but whether you love them or hate them – are wolves good for the Great Lakes States?… Read more…

Predators Don’t ‘Coexist’ With Prey

Predators and the prey they pursue – some control experts would say they should simply learn to get along, you know,… Read more…