Tips and Tactics

Have a Heart

Have a Heart

By Ken Piper

Don’t waste this excellent source of pure meat. I use the long disposable gloves that go up to your elbows for field dressing deer, and I like to save the heart. When I’m finished gutting, I grab the heart with the gloves on and turn that glove inside out right over the heart. It’s now in a bag with five fingers so I can tie it of...

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Recent Tips and Tactics

Tarsal To Go
Tarsal To Go

By Ken Piper

Pull bucks to you by using their No. 1 defense against them. When you think about how many options a whitetail has while traversing a particular woodlot, it’s a wonder we ever see any from a treestand. Fortunately for us, deer tend to stick to established trails, makin... READ MORE


Follow the Food
Follow the Food

By Ken Piper

The key to every whitetail’s heart is its stomach. Did you know whitetails eat between 6% and 8% of their body weight in vegetation every day? For an average buck, that’s about 10-14 pounds of greenery! It’s also why deer always seem to be eating, even when... READ MORE


Time for Maps and Apps
Time for Maps and Apps

By Ken Piper

Take advantage of turkey seasons to get a jump on next fall. Some of the best scouting opportunities occur immediately after deer seasons end, but it's difficult to get motivated to go to the woods for nothing but scouting right after a long, hard-fought season. You could ... READ MORE


There’s a Pattern Here
There’s a Pattern Here

By Ken Piper

It’s critical to pattern your turkey gun, but you don’t want a rifle! Patterning a turkey gun is every bit as important as patterning a deer rifle. Chokes, turkey loads and shotguns continue to get better, producing tighter patterns every year. As much as you mig... READ MORE


How Low Can You Go?
How Low Can You Go?

By Ken Piper

The best treestand height is the lowest point that allows you to shoot. One of the most common questions we receive at Buckmasters is, “How high do I need to climb in order to go undetected by deer?” The answer, which is different for every stand site, is as low ... READ MORE


Short and Sweet
Short and Sweet

By Ken Piper

Smaller bows are easier to hunt with, but there are some drawbacks. Short bows are all the rage, and bow manufacturers have been quick to supply bows to meet the demand. While the manufacturers have made incredible advances and created bows that hold their speed and fun... READ MORE


Reel ‘Em In
Reel ‘Em In

By Ken Piper

Think like a fisherman to find your next buck. Statistics say 70% of deer hunters spend at least some time fishing. Interestingly, bucks and bass are very much alike in how they relate to their environment. One of the first things bass fishermen learn is to look for underwat... READ MORE


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