Buckmasters Magazine

Entries for April 2017

Like an Oak

Like an Oak

By Bob Humphrey

Declining oak forests could mean big changes for future deer herds. I’ve hunted a lot of different places over the years, but there are a few spots I hunt every year. One in particular I’ve been hunting for nearly two decades. At first glance, it doesn’t look like anything special — just another stand of mixed hardwoods. Eve... READ MORE

What Makes Them Different?

What Makes Them Different?

By Bob Humphrey

Our biologist explains why you don’t see many bucks after their third birthday. Hunting in a place like Saskatchewan offers several advantages. In addition to good odds for a really big buck, you also get the rare opportunity to watch and learn about deer in general. Spend a week in Saskatchewan and you’ll likely log more observations o... READ MORE

Uncommon Senses

Uncommon Senses

By Darren Warner

Hunters spend a lot of time worrying about a whitetail’s nose, but what about its other senses? Everything about a whitetail’s vision is uniquely adapted to help it detect and escape predators. Take, for example, where the eyes are positioned, on the sides of its head. A deer can see 310 degrees, compared to about 180 degrees for humans... READ MORE

Beat the Clock

Beat the Clock

By Jeff Murray

Take advantage of the fast pace of the rut. At the beginning of the week, my best spot looked like a fire sale on whitetail bachelorettes. Suitors with headgear of all shapes and sizes came a-calling. Each sniffed air and ground, ignoring the camouflaged blob watching from above. Who would have guessed that by the end of the week that spot would be... READ MORE

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Copyright 2017 by Buckmasters, Ltd