Tips & Tactics

Entries for February 2015

Lost in the Wild — Safety Gear

Lost in the Wild — Safety Gear

By David Hoogendorn

I am retired from the U.S. Army, and safety has been beaten into my head since I was a private. This discipline has carried over from my military career and into my life as a civilian who hunts. Because I hunt in a vast, 5,000-acre area, getting lost could be a very real and very life-threatening proposition. I take special precautions not to get ... READ MORE

Cool Camp Fridge

Cool Camp Fridge

By David Widby

Have you ever been on a hunting, fishing or camping trip and wished you had a small refrigerator? I know an iceless way to keep your cool things cool in camp. There are a couple of caveats, however. First, you’ll need a nearby body of water, like a lake or stream (preferably a stream). Secondly, it doesn’t work well if it’s blazi... READ MORE

Mind Your Muzzle!

Mind Your Muzzle!

By Tim H. Martin

How to take safe grin-and-grin photos: Each year, Buckmasters' editors receive photos of hunters with their trophies. Many are unusable because the firearm has been propped on the animal's side with the gun muzzle pointed back toward the hunter. Even if the gun is unloaded, no one is behind the trigger and the bolt is open, there's a strong likel... READ MORE

Don’t Forget the TP!

Don’t Forget the TP!

By Bryan Christensen

Other than for having it on hand when nature calls, toilet paper can serve another important purpose for hunters. I use TP for blood trailing, too, and keep some in my backpack. When tracking a wounded deer, mark the blood trail every so often by leaving a piece of toilet paper in the brush along the trail. This will help you find the trail if you ... READ MORE

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