Buckmasters Magazine

Entries for October 2015

Low-Impact Whitetails

Low-Impact Whitetails

By Joe Blake

The name of the game in successful bowhunting is stealth. The bitter northwest wind stung my face as I made my way across the pasture, as did the bits of sleet that fell from the slate-gray sky. But I knew that once I reached the trees, I would be offered some protection, so I adjusted my loaded pack and trudged onward across the cold Minnesota la... READ MORE

As Reliable as the Sun

As Reliable as the Sun

By Bob Humphrey

Our biologist examines peak rut dates across the country. Peak rut represents an annual high point for deer hunters and the bucks they pursue. It's not surprising that predicting when it will occur is the hottest topic in whitetail hunting. Theories abound, based on a host of factors including temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed, type and ... READ MORE

5 Tips for Public Ground

5 Tips for Public Ground

By Bob Humphrey

Proven methods for taking deer in high-pressure locations. I was socializing with a group of outdoor writers one day when I bumped into a comrade from a neighboring state. I opened with the appropriate greeting. “How’d your deer season go?” Ordinarily that’s just an ice-breaker, a way to start a friendly conversation, but th... READ MORE

Rut-ology

Rut-ology

By Bob Humphrey

Because no other facet of whitetail behavior affects hunters more. Rut ... The mere mention of the word stirs the blood of every whitetail hunter. It is that precious time of the year when both hunter and prey go a little crazy. Mature bucks let down their guard as their attention shifts to procreating the species. Hunters, meanwhile, know this is ... READ MORE

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