Buckmasters Magazine

Entries for October 2018

Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

By David Hart

Sometimes doing the right thing isn’t as easy as it should be. Game laws are pretty straightforward. You can’t shoot a deer at night. It’s illegal to use a firearm during archery season, and you can’t take more deer than the legal limit. It’s all there in black and white. Sometimes, however, we face a dilemma that isn&... READ MORE

The Forest for the Trees

The Forest for the Trees

By John C. Street

What whitetail hunters need to know about forest habitat. Eighteen years ago, when the patriarchs of our respective families were approaching their 80th birthdays, my wife Kathy and I built each of them a deer stand. These were not your basic platform-nailed-in-a-tree stands. They were freestanding 8x8s, 12 feet off the ground, with wood burning st... READ MORE

A Blood Trail to Nowhere

A Blood Trail to Nowhere

By David Hart

A lost deer might not get eaten by a hunter, but it doesn’t go to waste. The cloud of smoke from my muzzleloader obscured the buck. All I could do was lift my head from the stock and look for the deer. I fully expected to see the white belly of a dead buck on the ground, or perhaps the buck making a few final steps before collapsing. Instead,... READ MORE

Western Whitetails

Western Whitetails

By Fred Eichler

As whitetails continue to adapt to mule deer country, so must the hunters who pursue them. The monster whitetail had five long, heavy points on each side of his rack. With a trembling hand, I slowly lifted my recurve bow off the hook. Luke Robb, a friend and one of the guides who works for me, was sitting in a stand just above with a camera. He whi... READ MORE

Diversion Tactics

Diversion Tactics

By Joe Blake

A decoy might make the difference in tagging a buck this season. The giant 9-pointer was trudging across the huge Nebraska CRP field, no doubt looking for a willing doe. Although he was more than 100 yards away, his massive rack stood out clearly above the tall grass. I was able to glass the trophy from my perch, 12 feet up a twisted elm, longbow i... READ MORE

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