Buckmasters Magazine

Entries for May 2015

Mounting Up the Memories

Mounting Up the Memories

By Gary Bellis

A father and son share the magic of their public-land trophies. I started hunting deer when I was about 35 years old and immediately got hooked on bowhunting. I took my first deer – a 5-pointer – with a used PSE compound I bought for $50. I thought there was no better kind of hunting. That was before I took my son, Kyle. After Kyle took... READ MORE

One Shot, One Kill

One Shot, One Kill

By Tom Fegely

Since smokepoles provide just one chance, you’d better make it count. Over the four decades I’ve been hunting whitetails, I’ve cleanly killed perhaps a dozen fast-running deer, although none were more than 75 yards away. Some were missed cleanly. Most of the fast-movers whose overdrive had kicked in were simply watched through bi... READ MORE

Just Passing Through

Just Passing Through

By Sy Gibbs

Virginia hunter finds a permanent home for lovesick buck. I began hunting whitetails when I was about 15 in Charles City, Va., where county regulations allow the use of dogs. After graduating from high school, I went to Ferrum College in Franklin County and made friends who lived in the area. I was lucky enough to be allowed to hunt their land, but... READ MORE

Scouting Homework

Scouting Homework

By Jeff Murray

Find bedding areas now to make your fall season a success Deer hunters end up in the darnedest places for the darnedest reasons. Some just hunt where they used to hunt. Others rely on tips (from the UPS man to website scuttlebutt). Still others follow the sign (beds, trails, droppings, rubs, scrapes, you name it). It doesn’t really matter how... READ MORE

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