Patrick Durkin, Post-Crescent Media

Patrick Durkin

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Past:
  • Post-Crescent Media
  • Fond du Lac Reporter
  • Green Bay Press-Gaz.
  • Marshfield News
  • HTR
  • Oshkosh Northwestern
  • SheboyganPress Media
  • USA TODAY
  • Wis. State Journal

Past articles by Patrick:

An essential fish and game cookbook and more can't-miss holiday outdoors gifts

Patrick Durkin has compiled a list of outdoors gear, books and other holiday gift ideas for every budget. Here are his suggestions. → Read More

Durkin: Deer hunting can't shoulder whole load when it comes to conservation funding

What would happen to deer hunting, its multibillion-dollar industry, and much of the nation’s conservation funding if white-tailed deer herds plunge? → Read More

Deer hunting preview: Heading out to woods is safer than ever

When Wisconsin's deer hunters hit the woods for the nine-day gun season, they could set a record by going three seasons without a shooting fatality. → Read More

Patrick Durkin: Punctual, polite juncos are welcome winter visitor

The fact that many juncos winter in regions like central Wisconsin earned them a nickname: “snowbirds of the middle latitudes.” → Read More

'Things eventually come together': Dreadlocks Dave gets his bull on Idaho mountainside

When last I saw Dreadlocks Dave he was heading up the mountainside behind me, pausing once to pick his path and disappearing into dusk’s gray light. → Read More

Durkin: Respect for other hunters doesn't end on public lands

For 13 years I’ve been bowhunting elk in Idaho’s Targhee-Caribou National Forest, and I hadn’t met another hunter since 2012. That streak is over. → Read More

As archery season nears, buck kill up among bowhunters

With four seasons of new-age deer-harvest data in the books, at least one thing is clear: Bowhunters are arrowing more bucks and fewer antlerless deer → Read More

This is no fish 'tail': Attention to detail helps Mepps maintain its storied reputation

Attention to detail and hands-on craftsmanship helps Mepps maintain its reputation as one of fishing’s most storied lure manufacturers. → Read More

'Why Hunt?' Aldo Leopold's passion still resonates with beginning hunters

Hunting is no longer a necessity. It's a choice requiring explanation. The Aldo Leopold Foundation has released a booklet called "Why Hunt?" → Read More

'Why Hunt?' Aldo Leopold's passion still resonates with beginning hunters

Hunting is no longer a necessity. It's a choice requiring explanation. The Aldo Leopold Foundation has released a booklet called "Why Hunt?" → Read More

Joe Rogan, Steven Rinella podcasts put chronic wasting disease in the spotlight

Joe Rogan Experience and the MeatEaster podcasts discuss chronic wasting disease in their high-profile podcasts. → Read More

Diverse groups unite in support of reauthorization of federal conservation fund

The Land and Water Conservation Fund has united groups as diverse as Ducks Unlimited and the Wilderness Society, while inspiring bipartisan support. → Read More

Diverse groups unite in support of reauthorization of federal conservation fund

The Land and Water Conservation Fund has united groups as diverse as Ducks Unlimited and the Wilderness Society, while inspiring bipartisan support. → Read More

Former DNR secretary George Meyer: 'We're regressing again' on water quality in Wisconsin

George Meyer says Wisconsin’s water problems are far less severe than in 1970, but they’re worsening because of disregard for the public good. → Read More

Summer sweat turns into winter heat at Heberlein's shack

You’ve heard it takes a village to raise a child? Well, heating Tom Heberlein’s hunting shack takes an ever-rotating roster of friends and neighbors. → Read More

If you're seeking tranquility, not action, row-trolling muskie fishing is for you

The Bob Ellis Row-Trolling Classic muskie tournament is as much about the serenity of the lake as actually catching fish. → Read More

If you're seeking tranquility, not action, row-trolling muskie fishing is for you

The Bob Ellis Row-Trolling Classic muskie tournament is as much about the serenity of the lake as actually catching fish. → Read More

Familiarity breeds contempt with nesting birds

Some birds are notorious for harassing people who venture near their nests. And the more the birds “chase off,” the more the aggression is reinforced. → Read More

No more excuses: Wear a life jacket, especially if you're male

Wisconsin can expect over 20 boating-related deaths this year, of which 84 percent of the victims will shun life jackets and 92 percent will be male. → Read More

No more excuses: Wear a life jacket, especially if you're male

Wisconsin can expect over 20 boating-related deaths this year, of which 84 percent of the victims will shun life jackets and 92 percent will be male. → Read More