Buckmasters Magazine

Entries for November 2016

Never Say Never

Never Say Never

By Ray G. Snyder

How even a 65th year of hunting can be the best you’ve ever had. I’ve been a hunter for more than 65 years, and 2007 was the best season I’ve ever had! The adventure started two years ago when I was visiting my family at their home near Ashland, Va. I saw a big buck and decided that I had to return. The following year, as promised... READ MORE

One in a Million

One in a Million

By C.J. Winand

What causes the various mutations like albinism in whitetail coats? Just about every hunting season, I get a call from a hunter who has harvested an all-white (albino) or partially white (piebald) deer. And every year I hear many of the same questions: “What causes this condition?” “Are such deer legal to harvest?” “Ho... READ MORE

Confessions of a Trail Camera Hater

Confessions of a Trail Camera Hater

By Jeff Murray

New technology isn’t always good, but trail cameras are one tool that’s here to stay. When Holless Allen’s compound bow first appeared in 1967, I was bowhunting with a Bear recurve and loving it. When Bill Scott’s caliper release hit the market about 25 years ago, I was shooting my compound bow with fingers and having a huge... READ MORE

Rather Be Lucky

Rather Be Lucky

By Robert Young

Just about every big buck story has at least a little element of luck involved. It wasn’t all dumb luck as some of my buddies have teased, but I guess I had at least a little bit of luck that November evening in Indiana. I’ve been hunting whitetails and other big game for 25 years and was making homemade treestands and dragging deer out... READ MORE

Anatomy of a Scrape

Anatomy of a Scrape

By Bob Humphrey

A bare patch of ground can be a valuable piece of deer hunting real estate. Sneaking through the dense conifers of Anticosti Island, I caught flash of brown and a glimpse of movement off to my left. Deer! My guide had dropped me off hours earlier with a map of what would be my exclusive territory for the day. Besides me, the only living thing there... READ MORE

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