Buckmasters Magazine

Entries for June 2016

When the Wind Blows

When the Wind Blows

By Tom Fegely

Windy days can be miserable in the stand, but wind can help you overcome a deer’s defenses. Michael Haviland wanted to make it clear that he’d be ready whenever I decided to pull the trigger. The then-24-year-old videographer was on the viewfinder end of a pro-model video camera, braced on a limb over my right shoulder a dozen feet up a... READ MORE

Where Do All the Big Bucks Go?

Where Do All the Big Bucks Go?

By Joel S. Fawcett

Be prepared to get cut and dirty if you want to go where the giants roam. It was the second week of the Maine firearms deer season, and I hadn’t visited the deer woods because of a very successful fly fishing foray to Ontario. I was antsy to go hunting, but I first stopped by the Pine Tree Store — it’s the village’s only emp... READ MORE

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

By Tom Fegely

How a top-10 Pa. buck almost never made it to the hunter’s wall. Much of deer hunting’s enjoyment and memories involves sharing tales experienced by friends and other lucky and wise hunters. Each year’s deer camp provides a wealth of stories of bucks seen but not shot, others that got away and some that didn’t. For those tha... READ MORE

Fetching Sheds

Fetching Sheds

By Tracy Breen

Antler hunting is more fun with man’s best friend. For many whitetail hunters, there isn’t an off season. When we’re not perched 20 feet up a tree, waiting for Mr. Big to walk by, we’re hanging stands, planting food plots or knocking on doors in search of the next great lease. Many look for shed antlers just to pass the days... READ MORE

Confessions of a Cull Hunter

Confessions of a Cull Hunter

By Bob Humphrey

Management bucks provide plenty of challenge at a fraction of the price. Deer hunting can mean stress, most of which we thrust upon ourselves. In my case, the trouble began the moment I committed to an abbreviated, two-day hunt. A full day into it and with nothing to show, I was really starting to feel the pressure. Light was fading fast on the sec... READ MORE

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