Rack Magazine

Entries for February 2017

Against All Odds

Against All Odds

By Josh Root

Stolen equipment ruined his first spot, a turkey hunter his second … or so he thought! The 2009 Kansas deer season held a lot of promise. My trail cameras revealed a parade of exceptional bucks, and deer sign was everywhere! But a week before the opener, just when I could set my watch by the activity, all the deer disappeared. To make matter... READ MORE

The State Record that Never Was (Officially)

The State Record that Never Was (Officially)

By Mike Handley

Fourteen years before the late David Melton shot the buck now recognized by Buckmasters and “Alabama Whitetail Records” as the largest deer ever felled in the Cotton State, a man from downriver in Belmont shot what would’ve been a state record — the one to beat — if records had been kept in 1942. Many people believe th... READ MORE

Hunt Hungry

Hunt Hungry

By Mike Handley

While many hunters were out of the woods, stoking their own furnaces, Jerry Fitzgerald kept to his front-row seat at the whitetail matinee. It was straight-up 1:00 when Jerry Fitzgerald happened to glance into the alfalfa field — the last place most hunters would look during the middle of the day — to see a doe and a shooter buck step o... READ MORE

What Shortcoming?

What Shortcoming?

By Mike Handley

Half-Buck has what it takes to shake up the records, as well as the man who tagged it! Mike McKinney doesn’t care if the buck he arrowed back in 2008 might’ve grunted in a higher pitch — eeerping instead of uuurping — or that it might’ve been only “half” interested in making scrapes and chasing does. Becaus... READ MORE

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Copyright 2017 by Buckmasters, Ltd