Tips and Tactics

January Scouting

January Scouting

By Ken Piper

This is a great time to get a better read on local deer behavior. One trait shared by whitetails and humans is we're creatures of habit. If something works and we're happy, we're not likely to change. This means that, barring significant habitat changes, next year's deer will likely use the same trails, bedding areas, staging areas and breeding gro...

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Recent Tips and Tactics

Silence is Golden
Silence is Golden

By Ken Piper

There’s a good reason the TV pros whisper after taking a shot. One of the more frequent questions we get at Buckmasters is, “Why do hunting celebrities whisper after taking a shot? The deer is already hit, so what’s the point?” There are several very ... READ MORE


A Little Dirt Never Hurt
A Little Dirt Never Hurt

By Ken Piper

Extend the life of your expensive hunting clothing by neglecting it (a little). While deer hunting is just heating up in parts of the deep South, the season is a memory to the rest of the nation’s whitetail hunters. As you prepare to store your gear for the off-season,... READ MORE


Comfort Starts at Your Feet
Comfort Starts at Your Feet

By Ken Piper

Install a footrest on your favorite stand to make it even more lovable. The more time you put in a treestand, the more you become aware of the aches, pains and stiffness that comes with sitting immobile for hours on end (those of you in your 20s and 30s will know what we&rsq... READ MORE


Say No to Sweat
Say No to Sweat

By Ken Piper

Go slowly and carry your insulated clothes in a dry bag. The key to being comfortable in a deer stand in cold weather is wearing good-quality, well-insulated clothing. The right clothes will help you stay in the stand longer and make your hunt much more enjoyable. Unfortunat... READ MORE


The Calm Before the Storm
The Calm Before the Storm

By Ken Piper

The last 30 minutes before shooting light can be the key to a morning hunt. Most deer hunters know it’s beneficial to get settled into a morning stand early. Even so, most of us try to get every minute of sleep possible, which means we often cut it close. On those oc... READ MORE


Better Late Than Never
Better Late Than Never

By Ken Piper

You can still tag a buck after the rut if you know where to look. We all want to hunt bucks during the rut. It’s just plain fun! The bucks are on the move; they respond to scents, calls and rattles; and you’re likely to see deer you never even knew existed. As ex... READ MORE


Stop, Look and Listen
Stop, Look and Listen

By Ken Piper

Don’t let the excitement of the moment take your focus off the deer. We all put a lot of preparation into having our equipment sighted in and ready. We have done a great job of educating one another about the importance of making a good, clean shot. What happens immedi... READ MORE


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