Buckmasters Magazine

Entries for July 2018

Scrape Savvy

Scrape Savvy

By Bob Robb

Is hunting over scrapes really worth your time? I remember when I first encountered a whitetail’s scrape while hunting. I was in Alberta, and the area was torn up like a barnyard. I was pretty dumb back then. It was about the time Nixon was president, and I thought I had found the proverbial pot of gold. I sat at that spot for a week. Except ... READ MORE

5 Keys to Early Season Bucks

5 Keys to Early Season Bucks

By Steve Bartylla

It helps to have a step-by-step plan. I was getting frustrated. I was hunting a northern Alberta zone that had a five-day bow season. Arriving two days early, I figured it would be a simple task to observe some fields, pick a few bigger bucks and set up for the hunt. Sunset on the first day of the season found me racing to the least promising alfal... READ MORE

How to Choose a Bow Sight

How to Choose a Bow Sight

By Bob Robb

What you need to know to make the right choice for your bowhunting style. Few things in archery bug me more than crummy equipment. Tops on the list is a cheesy bow sight. A poorly constructed sight is difficult to dial in and can, and will, fail at the moment of truth. Fortunately, there are plenty of great sights out there to choose from. Selectin... READ MORE

The Same Old Rut?

The Same Old Rut?

By Bob Humphrey

When it comes to deer hunting, the rut is hardly mundane, routine or predictable. It is said the English language is one of the most difficult to learn. One reason is certain words can have several different meanings. Take the word “rut,” for example. It is used to describe the breeding season of cervids like deer, elk and moose. It als... READ MORE

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