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Patrick Durkin

Patrick Durkin

Outdoors writer/editor, weekly columnist for 17 Wisconsin newspapers, regular contributor to American Hunter magazine, and former editor of Deer & Deer Hunting magazine.

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Can Whitetails Stake a Claim in Alaska?

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Can Whitetails Stake a Claim in Alaska?

Other than humans, few mammals besides white-tailed deer have the flexibility and fortitude to live wherever they choose. As Rollin H. Baker details in the 1984 book “White-tailed Deer: Ecology and Management,” South America’s whitetails thrive from Peru’s humid, sea-level tropics to just above tree...
Patrick Durkin Jan 27, 2023
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The Modern-Day Johnny Appleseed

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The Modern-Day Johnny Appleseed

If historic apples from America’s pioneer past were fugitives, they’d find few ridgetops high enough or woodlots dense enough to elude Tom Brown. Brown, 81, is a die-hard apple hunter who traverses the Appalachians from Georgia to Pennsylvania tracking down and conserving lost and long-forgotten...
Patrick Durkin Jan 23, 2023
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The Injuries and Illnesses that Trigger Amazing Antlers

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The Injuries and Illnesses that Trigger Amazing Antlers

Just as premier wines come from the grapes of stressed vines, cool antlers with great character often come from bucks who suffered broken bones, harsh diseases, or crippling injuries. As Demi Lovato sings, “Nothing is more beautiful than the smile that struggled through tears.” Admirable antler...
Patrick Durkin Jan 6, 2023
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Did Davy Crockett Go Down Swinging?

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Did Davy Crockett Go Down Swinging?

David Crockett died violently March 6, 1836, at the Alamo after thousands of Mexican soldiers stormed the lightly defended fortress in San Antonio, Texas. And 185 years later, we’re still debating at least 185 versions of how Crockett died that bloody dawn. Americans have a favorite version. Walt...
Patrick Durkin Jan 3, 2023
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