Buckmasters Magazine

Entries for December 2017

Hunt Like a Lady

Hunt Like a Lady

By Mike Handley

No longer novelties in the woods, the ladies are taking some really big bucks! Just a couple of years ago, the Wall Street Journal published a story about how a troubled outdoors industry was staking its future on women who hunt and shoot — seeing as how fewer guys and more gals are going afield. USA Today tackled the subject more recently fr... READ MORE

Food Plots: What’s Right for You?

Food Plots: What’s Right for You?

By David Hart

Think about your goals to determine what to plant. When did things get so complicated? It seems like you need a degree in agronomy to grow some deer food these days. Soil sample. Fertilizer. Herbicides. Tractor or ATV? Disk or tiller? Clover, wheat, beans or chicory? It’s enough to make some hunters quit before they even begin. The good news ... READ MORE

Bucks on a Shoestring

Bucks on a Shoestring

By Tracy Breen

You don’t have to spend big bucks to hunt out of state for big bucks. Lots of us dream of harvesting that one big buck before our hunting days are over — and usually that dream goes unfulfilled. Why? Simply put, most whitetail hunters don’t live where a majority of the big bucks do. Sure, an occasional local tags a monster, but he... READ MORE

Deer Talk 101

Deer Talk 101

By David Hart

It’s not that difficult to pull in bucks by rattling and grunting. When daylight broke on a cold Iowa morning two years ago, Rick White knew exactly what to do. It was the pre-rut in early November, so just a few minutes after he settled into his stand, the 47-year-old Cedar Rapids resident pulled a rattle bag out of his backpack and started ... READ MORE

Brown Velvet

Brown Velvet

By P.J. Reilly

Looking for the perfect something to hang next to that Elvis painting? Sitting in my stand for Maryland’s archery deer season opener, I could feel sweat beads rolling down my chest and back. It was hot, and the evening sit was going to be brutal. But it was opening day! My stand hung in a tulip poplar about 50 yards off a soybean field. A wel... READ MORE

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Copyright 2017 by Buckmasters, Ltd