The blind was set, gear ready and dark gave way to the light when Reed noticed some turkey coming in. Doug was ready, gave some last minute suggestions and the sights settled on two of the birds. It was over in seconds.
Sitting in the blind, wind blowing, no action to speak of Doug gets ready to pack it in for the day when his grandson Reyden saw some birds coming in to the decoys. It was time for some turkey action.
It’s nice to be picky and make a pledge to only shoot a good sized buck, even though does are available for the taking. Sometimes that decision means going home without hide, horns or meat.
Avid hunter and disabled archer Ashlee Lundvall, went to the Industry Day at the Range for the 2017 SHOT Show at the Boulder City Rifle and Pistol Club just outside Las Vegas and got to evaluate the innovative Ravin Crossbow.
As we watched the parade of deer John tapped me on the shoulder and motioned for me to look up, to the right and to the top of the mountain. There were eight elk feeding in an opening about a mile away.
The PCBA sponsors hunts in different states for disabled hunters and this year BHN’s own Doug Bermel took the chance and was one of seven lucky hunters to be drawn for an antelope hunt in Lyman, Wyoming.
Being disabled has never stopped Ashlee Lundvall so when her husband bought her a new Parker Concorde Crossbow she knew the hair was going to fly.
Crossbow in hand, blind set, decoys placed Doug Bermel waits for the sun to come up, the birds to start making noise and coming in close. Hunting is never a given and turkey hunting is no different.
There are no strings or limbs, and the full length, hollow arrows fit over a metal cylinder at the end of the barrel, above a reservoir of compressed air. The Airbow is 33.5″ in length and just 2″ wide, so it is easy to handle and feels good in your hands.
Going through the swamp was wet and muddy but the four wheeler was handling the job. That is until I went over a log and one side of the wheeler dropped into a mud hole. Now I was high centered on a log and hopelessly stuck.
Turkey Tracks was founded in 2009 by Eric Corey and his parents, Doug and Carol Corey. Eric was an avid outdoorsmen and hunter when he was diagnosed with ALS when he was just sixteen years old. Turkey Tracks hosted their inaugural hunt in rural, Northern Indiana and Ashlee was asked to join in.
As the cold winter winds down and spring is right around the corner Doug Bermel starts getting everything ready for the upcoming hunting seasons. Lot’s to do so we all need to get started.
After a paralyzing ranching accident at 16, Ashlee Lundvall had to learn to redefine her life. When you want something bad enough, you find a way to make it happen. It isn’t always pretty, and it’s rarely ever easy, but you get it done. Ashlee did.
Disabled bowhunter/columnist Doug Bermel wants to scout his hunting area and In Sights Nutrition and Spypoint Trail Cameras helped in find out exactly what was living there.
For Doug Bermel, being a disabled archer, hunting is never easy but it is always rewarding and this hunt for wild turkey is no exception.
2014 was going to be my year! In April 2000 I moved to east central Minnesota in the heart of deer country. It took five years of searching to find the perfect homestead. Along the way I had seen very little in terms of quality deer but managed to harvest a few does. This year my sights […]
Bowhunting wild turkey is difficult but for the disabled archer even more so. This hunt Doug Bermel received a place to hunt from Mike Kurr and invaluable help from his grandson Reed.
A fall from a treestand was the beginning of dream Dan Hendricks had. The result was the United Foundation for Disabled Archers.
Join Doug as he finishes up his third incredible African hunt. On the agenda, zebra, a trophy eland and some happy children.
Doug again sits a blind on his African adventures and first up at the water hole was a nice looking Eland.
Come along as Doug Bermel and wife Diane go back to Africa for the third time as he hunts with PH Alex Duvenage of Kudu Adventure Safaris
Being a disabled hunter presents certain difficulties but for Doug Bermel, his Secret Spot helped overcome the most pressing.
More from the Bowhunting Super Show from Doug Bermel that bowhunters will find of value. The Buck Cage for Scent and the Booger for picking up dropped items.
Doug visits the first Stan Chiras’ Bowhunter Show this past March and offers 2 products for the disabled bowhunter that he was impressed by.
Doug partners up with Brooks Johnson to hunt the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge for the first season for turkey. After an early start a hen comes to the decoy and a tom isn’t happy.
Doing great things for the disabled who want to get out and hunt, the PCBA is always available to lend a helping hand. At Bowhunting.net we salute the PCBA.
Conditions are not always perfect for the disabled hunter but Doug Bermel shows that creative thinking can usually overcome most obstacles.
Doug Bermel makes a good plan and everything falls in place on this deer hunt.
Shooting is 95% mental and having a positive attitude is a great way to ensure your shooting is accurate and your results successful.
Life doesn’t always work out and for the disabled, life can be a test but a positive attitude is always a blessing.