Patrick Durkin

Bowhunters – Watch for Marijuana When Scouting Public Lands

As bowhunters scout public lands for elk and deer, be alert for illegal marijuana-growing operations. These “grows” are showing up across the United… Read more…

Can Science Predict Wolf Attacks on Pets, Livestock?

Scientists are learning how to predict areas where wolf attacks will occur as North America’s largest canine predator expands its… Read more…

Instilling Fear Might Prevent Fatal Black Bear Attacks

Recent research finds that while fatal attacks on people by black bears are rare, their numbers have increased the past 50 years. In most cases, the bears… Read more…

Coyote Control – Necessary Part of Deer Management

Coyotes have long been part of the landscape across much of the whitetail’s range. But these “dogs” aren’t native to Southeastern states. Since showing up… Read more…

Snake Interrupts Backyard Archery Practice

A 30-inch eastern hognose snake suns itself in a backyard woods’ archery… Read more…

Why I Pick Compounds over Traditional – Recurves and Longbows

While test-shooting four models of 100-grain broadheads recently, I couldn’t help but think about my first archery season for white-tailed deer 40… Read more…

Wisconsin Buys CWD “Toxic Waste” Site

The state of Wisconsin had little choice but to buy an 80-acre site in the middle of the state that once held the world’s worst outbreak of chronic… Read more…

Crossbows are the Right Choice for Some Bowhunters

More states are making room for crossbows during their regular archery big-game seasons. The reason? Crossbows not only recruit new bowhunters, they… Read more…

Why Put a Price Tag on Our Venison or Fillets?

Why do so many hunter/gatherers feel the need to cost-justify their activities by trying to calculate the value of venison or fish they bring home? Does a… Read more…

Oklahoma’s McAlester Bucks Wow Deer Researchers

Deer researchers attending the 2011 Southeast Deer Study Group meeting in Oklahoma City got to view and learn more about the remarkable traditional… Read more…

Don’t Miss “The Wild Within” on the Travel Channel

Unlike most hunting shows, “The Wild Within” on the Travel Channel doesn’t shy from showing blood, raw meat or incisions exposing an abdominal or chest… Read more…

Hunting Down Bowhunting Gear at SHOT Show

You’ll find few bows, arrows or archery targets at the annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show, but it’s a great place to get a sneak peek at the… Read more…