Buckmasters Magazine

Entries for March 2015

Shoot More Does ... Or Else

Shoot More Does ... Or Else

By David Hart

Are our grandfathers’ views on shooting female deer still valid today? There’s something about antlers we just can’t resist. Put a healthy doe and a pencil-horn spike in front of a guy with a .30-06 in his hands and the odds are he’ll center the crosshairs on the buck. Every time. While some dedicated deer hunters have come ... READ MORE

Misconceptions

Misconceptions

By Bob Humphrey

If you repeat something often enough, people will think it’s true. The sun and the temperature were well up, so I decided to abandon my stand in favor of a stroll around the woodlot. Deer movement was nil. There was a chance I might jump one, but I was more interested in doing a little scouting. I’d just cleared a thick patch of firs wh... READ MORE

Scouting with a Purpose

Scouting with a Purpose

By Jeff Murray

Just like the rut, scouting has phases that come together to complete the process. “Patience is bitter, but its fruits are sweet.” — Jean-Jacques Rousseau I view seasonal scouting as an event leading up to a promising hunt — something to be savored, much like a bowl of homemade soup. Unfortunately, most hunters view scouti... READ MORE

Shooting the Moon

Shooting the Moon

By Bob Humphrey

Just how much does the moon influence deer movement and rut activity? It was 4 p.m. - broad daylight - when I glanced out the window and saw five deer strolling up the back field. Seeing deer in the back yard isn’t all that unusual, but they typically don’t show until the last half hour of daylight. Furthermore, all five deer seemed rat... READ MORE

The Need for Speed

The Need for Speed

By Jeff Murray

Are bowhunters giving up accuracy to get more speed? Fast computers. Speedy couriers. Express mail. Quickie lube jobs. Instant pudding. Seems whatever is fastest, we like it the “mostest.” America’s love affair with speed isn’t limited to everyday consumer goods. It spills over to leisure sports, and that certainly includes ... READ MORE

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