Buckmasters Magazine

Entries for December 2018

A Balanced Herd

A Balanced Herd

By David Hart

Is there a formula for the perfect whitetail herd? As the deer project leader for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Matt Knox is often face-to-face with some of the most respected whitetail experts in the country. Knox and his fellow biologists love to discuss deer management, and when the term balance comes up, Knox is quick to... READ MORE

When the Food Is Gone

When the Food Is Gone

By Bob Humphrey

Can you help deer through harsh winters without doing more harm than good? It seems like such a simple equation. Because winter is when natural whitetail food is at its lowest in terms of nutrition and abundance, if you provide them with supplemental feed, more will survive until spring and be healthier coming out of winter. Unfortunately, it&rsquo... READ MORE

The Myth of Knockdown Power

The Myth of Knockdown Power

By Dave Henderson

Dropping a deer in its tracks is about shot placement, not bullet energy. The two on left are the biggest, and they are both 147 yards,” said my hunting partner as he viewed a group of whitetails through a rangefinder as they fed at the edge of a Wyoming pasture. With depredation permits in our pockets, the goal was venison rather than trophy... READ MORE

Passing It On

Passing It On

By Bob Humphrey

The ins and outs of introducing youngsters to deer hunting. Would it be all right if I hung this on your game pole for a couple days?” The question came from my friend and hunting companion after we’d finished loading his buck in the back of my truck. “Sure, that’s no problem,” I answered, “but why not just take ... READ MORE

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