Buckmasters Magazine

Entries for April 2019

Feed Your Herd

Feed Your Herd

By Bob Humphrey

Reducing deer numbers is not the only way to balance deer with their habitat. Biologists use the letter K to denote carrying capacity — the number of animals, in this case deer, that existing habitat can support. Think of the food resources available on the land as a pie. Biologists love to use the pie analogy. No matter how you slice it, the... READ MORE

When Opportunity Knocks

When Opportunity Knocks

By P.J. Reilly

It’s good to have a game plan, but better to hunt a hot stand. There it was again, the deep, amorous grunt of a whitetail. The morning had not lightened enough to show me the buck I knew was close, but the eastern sky was becoming alive with color, so I tightened the grip on my 60-pound longbow and waited impatiently. I knew where the buck wa... READ MORE

Back In the Day

Back In the Day

By David Hart

Are whitetail hunting’s glory days a thing of the past? It’s been nearly more than 25 years since an unassuming farmer from Biggar, Saskatchewan set the deer hunting world on fire. Milo Hansen had no idea he was looking at the new world record when he pulled the trigger, but he set in motion what turned out to be a decades long obsessio... READ MORE

Smart Scouting

Smart Scouting

By Steve Bartylla

Have a plan when heading to the woods in the off season. I was frustrated. I’d seen a great buck during the early fall while scouting. Setting up on him, I came close twice, but not close enough. Then, he vanished. With the rut approaching quickly, I was worried. Knowing I needed to make a change, I began to scour the 60-acre woodlot. If the ... READ MORE

Picking Pockets

Picking Pockets

By Bob Robb

Small isolated cover areas can produce big results. I am not sure who coined the phrase “bigger is always better,” but it certainly applies to whitetail hunters. We’re always trying to shoot the biggest buck. What many hunters overlook is the fact that the biggest buck does not necessarily come from the largest tract of huntable l... READ MORE

A Perfect Match

A Perfect Match

By Dave Henderson

There’s an accurate load for YOUR slug shooter. When it comes to our slug-shooting setups, many of us think we have a Top Fuel dragster when we’re really shooting station wagons. But that’s okay, since real-life shotgun success depends largely on short-range slug performance. Occasionally you can stretch it past 150 yards under th... READ MORE

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