People

Patrick Durkin

Latest

Research Shows Deer Can Duck Nearly Any Arrow

Gear

Research Shows Deer Can Duck Nearly Any Arrow

I missed my first buck at age 16 when it ducked beneath a Bear Razorhead at 12 yards, wheeling hard left and fleeing back up the trail it had just browsed. I killed my first deer a year later in 1973 when my fiberglass arrow flew at least a fawn’s length ahead of my doe, but the unlucky girl leaped...
Human or Deer Urine: Does It Make a Difference?

Gear

Human or Deer Urine: Does It Make a Difference?

If a hunter pees in the woods, do deer, bears or elk really care? If they do care, how do they respond? And for how long? Do they respond differently if hunters consumed coffee, garlic, onions, beer, cheese, cabbage or other aromatic drinks and foods? With so many opinions and questions, and so many...
Ozone, Carbon, and Cover Scents: Can You Beat a Whitetail’s Nose?

Gear

Ozone, Carbon, and Cover Scents: Can You Beat a Whitetail’s Nose?

Many hunters doubt they can beat the seemingly invincible noses of deer, elk or other game once the animal gets downwind. Given what we read about animals olfactory powers, and what we’ve witnessed while hunting, it’s understandable why some hunters think scent-control methods are futile wastes of...