Buckmasters Magazine

Entries for November 2017

Bow Bucks in the Deep Freeze

Bow Bucks in the Deep Freeze

By Jeff Murray

Cold-weather bowhunting requires extra practice. When the 10-pointer with noticeable kickers circled behind me, it was like a scene from a Michael Sieve painting — real but surreal. All I had to do was draw, aim and release. But for some reason, I couldn’t get to full draw that day. Back then, I could easily draw a bow set at 75 pounds,... READ MORE

Right Time, Right Buck

Right Time, Right Buck

By Jamie MacMaster

Weather and an empty stomach get the best of this old warrior. I heard it close behind in the belly-deep powder snow. It was a quiet, sifting sound like salt being poured into a shaker. It was heading west into a northwest wind that blew my scent above it, and it kept coming. I couldn’t see anything through the cedars, but I knew it had to be... READ MORE

Old White Foot

Old White Foot

By Danny Scott

Four-year hunt ends in a cloud of smoke ... and a flood of emotions. As I hunkered down in a little clover patch with my hands on the antlers of a mature whitetail, I found myself experiencing so many different emotions that nothing made sense. I had been watching and keeping up with this buck for four years, so I was happy and proud — but al... READ MORE

Illinois’ Icicle Buck

Illinois’ Icicle Buck

By Tom Fegely

Monsters like this aren’t supposed to be around in the second season. Billy Joe Austin knew he and his father, Dennis, and brother, Michael, would probably have the woods to themselves on that miserable morning of Dec. 5, 2003. But none of the Austins were convinced they really wanted it. It was the next-to-last day of Illinois’ second ... READ MORE

It’s Good To Be the King

It’s Good To Be the King

By Shannon King

And even better to put your tag on one. Ethan is the youngest of my three boys. He turned 7 in December of 2007, and my wife and I bought him a new Browning Bar .243 for Christmas. Just a few days later, the weather in Alabama called for severe storms and possible tornadoes. Looking at the radar, I noticed a break coming before another severe storm... READ MORE

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Copyright 2017 by Buckmasters, Ltd