Buckmasters Magazine

Entries for February 2016

Worth the Wait

Worth the Wait

By Carl Siebers

How a grateful son helped return the gift of hunting to his proud father. Forty-three years ago, I went on my first deer hunt and harvested a fork-horn on opening morning. I discovered the meaning of buck fever, but not from the deer I’d taken. I recall discarding the paper-jacketed 16-gauge pumpkin ball casing. Morning rain had made the... READ MORE

In a Zone

In a Zone

By Steve Bartylla

Break down buck behavior to know where to set up stands. It was one of the more educating afternoons of my bowhunting career. From a stand on the cornfield, I glassed a buck in his bed on the opposite ridge. With more than two hours before last light, I was pumped. I had no doubt that he would rise and head my way before dark. My only concern was ... READ MORE

Role Reversal

Role Reversal

By Jeff Kreager

This time it was Dad’s turn to be told where to hunt. The 2006 Ohio archery season started quickly when my son, Cody, was able to arrow a big buck on opening day. Cody was home from college and didn’t have much time to hunt, so I placed him over the trail camera that was getting regular pictures of that deer. I’ve placed Cody in m... READ MORE

An Ounce of Prevention

An Ounce of Prevention

By Tom Fegely

Muzzleloaders require extra care to prevent mishaps and ensure functionality. In 1975, the second year of Pennsylvania’s winter flintlock season, I was invited to join a commercial outfitter in the Pocono Mountains for a post-Christmas muzzleloader hunt. Two of the participants were New Jersey hunters who, a couple days before, had received f... READ MORE

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