Buckmasters Magazine

Entries for October 2016

Needle in a Haystack

Needle in a Haystack

By Steve Bartylla

Sometimes finding a wounded buck can seem almost impossible. In at instant, I went from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows. I’d watched the huge 10-pointer for about 10 minutes while the doe he followed stood in my shooting lane. As the monster buck put on an impressive display of sapling trashing and dirt-clod kicking, I knew the odd... READ MORE

Destined To Be a Legend

Destined To Be a Legend

By Keith Snider

If Ben Knisley had a doe tag, this story might never have happened. If Ben Knisley had drawn a doe tag in 2006, the winner of Buckmasters’ Golden Laurel Citation would not have hailed from Minnesota. But the 23-year-old from Paynesville couldn’t shoot any of the does that came his way on the afternoon of Nov. 4.  He was forced to w... READ MORE

For Better or Worse

For Better or Worse

By Braden Arp

Whitetail hunters should know better than to schedule a wedding during deer season. With this ring,” “‘til death do us part,” “through sickness and in health” are things we remember saying when joining in solemn assembly with the one we vow to spend the rest of our lives with. There is one line that most of us fo... READ MORE

Anatomy of a Buck Rub

Anatomy of a Buck Rub

By Bob Humphrey

Not all rubs will produce bucks, but they all tell a story about the deer who make them. Over the last 25 years, I’ve been fortunate to find a handful of deer hunting gems — special places with just the right ingredients to make them consistently productive. I discovered one while scouting one day after the season had already begun. A 2... READ MORE

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