Buckmasters Magazine

Entries for March 2016

Turkey Vocalizations

Turkey Vocalizations

By Bob Humphrey

While wild turkeys are known to use at least 30 different calls, you need only master these few. According to researchers, the wild turkey’s vocabulary consists of at least 30 distinct calls. Fortunately, you only need to be able to mimic a half-dozen or so to hunt them effectively. Probably the most familiar, and easiest to imitate is the "y... READ MORE

How to Bag the Biggest Bird of Your Life

How to Bag the Biggest Bird of Your Life

By Bob Humphrey

The older a turkey gets, the smarter he gets. Try these tips to bag the biggest bird of your life. When I started guiding turkey hunters, birds were hard to find and permits hard to get. Most of my clients were first-time turkey hunters and I advised hunters to take the first legal bird they could. “Get one under your belt, gain some experien... READ MORE

Tactics for Hard-Hunted Turkeys

Tactics for Hard-Hunted Turkeys

By Bob Humphrey

Increase your turkey hunting success with these tips for pressured birds. As my truck rolled down the gravel road I turned to the fellow I was guiding and revealed, “this is one of the heaviest hunted spots in the area. The road ends up ahead and there’s a field off to the left. At dawn it looks like a parking lot.” No response wa... READ MORE

How To Deal With Henned-Up Birds

How To Deal With Henned-Up Birds

By Bob Humphrey

Turkey season is hard enough without having to deal with henned-up gobblers. Try these tricks the next time you face a not-so-lonesome tom. One of the biggest obstacles most turkey hunters will face at one time or another is dealing with henned-up birds. Of course, this depends a lot on the timing of hunting seasons in relation to the turkey's bree... READ MORE

Going Public

Going Public

By Ace Sommerfeld

When it comes to hunting public land, attitude and preparation go a long way. Photo: Andy Treistad missed this buck during a special military base hunt. He returned the next season to finish the job. I heard all the horror stories of hunting public land and felt bad for anyone who had to put up with the perils of such places. The biggest complaint... READ MORE

Bucks In the Hood

Bucks In the Hood

By Tom Fegely

You Can Play an Important Role in Controlling Suburban Deer. If you don’t get down here soon, I’m going to shoot that buck myself,” Bob Walker half-teased in a phone call a couple autumns back. “He comes through here at least once a day, and we have him pretty well patterned. If somebody else doesn’t get him soon he's... READ MORE

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