Buckmasters Magazine

Entries for December 2016

New Year’s Eve Bonanza

New Year’s Eve Bonanza

By Paul Olsen

Talk about waiting until the last minute to make a deer season! December 31, 2006, dawned clear and cold in south-central Iowa — the stuff of a whitetail hunter’s dreams. A winter storm was forecast. We had planned to hunt the late muzzleloader season in Madison County (as in “The Bridges of …”) for some time. The wea... READ MORE

Burnin’ Down the House

Burnin’ Down the House

By David Hart

Fire can be scary and dangerous, but controlled burns really help deer habitat. The very notion of dropping a lit match onto a dry forest floor is as frightening to some as looking down the barrel of a loaded gun. The fires that swept through Yellowstone National Park in 1988 and the wildfires that have caused so much destruction in southern Califo... READ MORE

Dorothy Was Right

Dorothy Was Right

By Mike Handley

Kansas really is the Land of Oz when it comes to deer hunting. By the time I reached the pick-up point well past sundown, headlights were igniting the tall grass at the edge of “Buckzilla Woods,” so named for a 200-plus-inch whitetail a friend videotaped there the year before I fell in love with Jefferson County, Kan.  As soon as I... READ MORE

He Could Do No Wrong

He Could Do No Wrong

By Ken Piper

Sometimes taking a deer seems like it was just meant to be. Some hunters get a reputation for their passion for the sport and respect for the wildlife they hunt, and that was the case for Colchester, Ill., buddies Daryl Sidwell and Kerry Foxall. The two have been hunting together for years, sharing views about the right way to do things, but neithe... READ MORE

Don’t Lose That Buck

Don’t Lose That Buck

By Jeff Murray

Whether or not you recover a deer often depends on what you do right after the shot. There’s an old lover’s proverb that says you can’t lose something that you never had. No question, tracking wounded whitetails is an ordeal every hunter worth his salt lick must confront. While there are no shortcuts to a quick recovery, there are... READ MORE

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