Buckmasters Magazine

Entries for January 2017

Ready, Set, Reload!

Ready, Set, Reload!

By Tom Fegely

One of the most important skills of blackpowder hunting is the ability to reload quickly. Serious blackpowder hunters spend considerably more powder and lead under the controlled conditions of a shooting range than they do in the field. At least they should. Those who practice learn crucial lessons and skills that can make or break a hunt. One oft-... READ MORE

Deer Pelletology

Deer Pelletology

By C.J. Winand

Can hunters learn anything useful from deer droppings? We’ve all read that you can tell the sex of the deer by the size and shape of droppings, but is that really true? Do biologists really know? And, more important, can hunters learn anything from all the deer droppings they observe? The science of deer pelletology is intriguing, and despite... READ MORE

Making It Count

Making It Count

By Kristopher Havelka

Missouri teenager makes the most of his last season as a youth hunter. I’ve been hunting with my dad since I was 8 years old and fishing for as long as I can remember. I have been fortunate enough to take a doe and a nice 6-pointer during previous youth hunts, and I harvested my first turkey a few years ago during the youth turkey hunt. The ... READ MORE

If Mama Ain’t Happy

If Mama Ain’t Happy

By Bob Humphrey

Bucks get all our attention, but the life and habits of does are just as interesting. The afternoon’s first hours passed slowly and uneventfully, as they so often do. I could almost feel the temperature drop when the sun disappeared behind the treetops. That’s when I heard the first distant footfalls pattering on the crusty snow. Scanni... READ MORE

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Copyright 2017 by Buckmasters, Ltd