Buckmasters Magazine

Entries for January 2019

Murphy’s Law

Murphy’s Law

By Ken Piper

When things are going about as bad as they can, a big buck might be just around the corner. Few hunts go perfectly, so most of us learn to deal with life’s interesting twists and turns while pursuing whitetails. Sometimes, though, it seems like everything is working against you. The one good thing about rock bottom is there’s only one d... READ MORE

Shot Placement and Recovery

Shot Placement and Recovery

By Bob Humphrey

What to do before, during and after the shot to improve recovery rates. Shooter!” The instant I saw the 10-pointer pop over the rise, I knew it was a deer I wanted to shoot, and it looked like I might get a chance. I’d hemmed and hawed over several bucks earlier in the hunt, but this one was a no-brainer, and he was on a trail that shou... READ MORE

The Ultimate Practice

The Ultimate Practice

By P.J. Reilly

The best way to get really good at taking whitetails is to ... take lots of whitetails. Every deer hunter wants to take home a giant buck. You spend weeks scouting and hours upon hours at the range honing your skills with gun and bow. If someone handed out grades for pre-hunt preparations, you’d get an A+. But are you really ready? Do you hav... READ MORE

What’s New in Whitetail Research?

What’s New in Whitetail Research?

By Kathy Etling

Studies in Alabama and Wisconsin shed light on breeding and mortality. The old saying familiarity breeds contempt might be true for some things, but it doesn’t apply to deer hunters. We can’t seem to get enough information about whitetails, the continent’s favorite big game animal. Results from two new whitetail research projects,... READ MORE

Faith Buck

Faith Buck

By Dan Sum

It took four years to bag this whitetail, but it was worth every minute. We all hear rumors from a friend of a friend’s cousin or some such connection, and they almost never turn out to be true. That’s why I was skeptical when I got a tip about a huge buck that was spotted on my friend Eric’s dad’s friend’s driveway on... READ MORE

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