Buckmasters Magazine

Entries for May 2017

The $5 Ground Blind

The $5 Ground Blind

By Russell Thornberry

Sometimes you can’t beat what nature provides. Bowhunters are using ground blinds more often these days for several reasons: Some of the more senior bowhunters are less willing to climb trees because of the danger factor, and many others are simply afraid of heights. There are so many excellent commercial ground blinds on the market today tha... READ MORE

All About Luck

All About Luck

By Bill Claspell

Success isn’t always measured by animals on the ground. There are a hundred, maybe more, stories to tell about elk camp, and choosing the right one to put to print is a chore. I could talk about the camaraderie of sharing camp with fellow fanatics, or of sneaking through the timber at daybreak, or of watching a bull rake his antlers on a sage... READ MORE

Foodplotting With an ATV

Foodplotting With an ATV

By Chuck Roberts

You don’t need a giant tractor to have a successful food plot. Years ago, food plots were typically large agricultural undertakings — big greenfields of up to 50 or more acres found mostly on active farmland or huge hunt club leases. There were several million other deer hunters out there who wanted to make plots but lacked the means to... READ MORE

The Crossbow Effect

The Crossbow Effect

By David Hart

Are they good or bad for the sport of hunting? Hunter numbers were falling, deer complaints were rising and the Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries was looking for a potential solution to both problems. So, in 2005, the Department legalized crossbows for all hunters during the state’s early archery season. Four years later, Matt Knox,... READ MORE

The Trophy Equation

The Trophy Equation

By David Hart

It takes more than one ingredient to make big bucks, and some factors are beyond a hunter’s control. What do Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois have in common? The answer is pretty obvious to Buckmasters readers. Those states, and a few others, have well-earned reputations for producing lots of monster deer. On the other hand, states like Vi... READ MORE

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Copyright 2017 by Buckmasters, Ltd