Buckmasters Magazine

Entries for March 2019

Two Shots, One Record

Two Shots, One Record

By Denver Crouch

The Story of Kentucky’s top crossbow buck. I’ve been a diehard bowhunter for 29 years, but shoulder replacement surgery on July 26, 2010, almost broke my bowhunting streak. My surgeon suggested I use a crossbow, and after a lot of thought, I decided to give it a try. I purchased a crossbow and obtained the proper paperwork to hunt with ... READ MORE

The Next Level

The Next Level

By Steve Bartylla

Stand efficiency makes the difference between a close encounter and a filled tag. As the buck approached the water hole, I could barely move my head. With the stand facing uphill, I had a doe and two fawns at eye level at just 30 yards. The doe had picked out my outline earlier and hadn’t cared for it one bit. She eventually calmed down, but ... READ MORE

Lords of the Night

Lords of the Night

By Bob Humphrey

Five tips for hunting nocturnal bucks. It had been a particularly frustrating fall. Pre-rut deer activity was unusually slow, likely in part because of an abundant acorn crop. The deer didn’t have to travel far to find food. Just about the time buck movement should have been heating up, a warm front moved in. For four days, the mercury never ... READ MORE

Two Bucks, One Great Day

Two Bucks, One Great Day

By Jim Kinsey

A hunting couple share an amazing day on public land in Montana. Something was moving through the stand of jack pines nearly 300 yards away. Jana and I peered intently at the ghostly shape, trying to make out details in the early morning light. My fingers, cold from the crisp morning air, begged for warmth. The sun was still hidden by a large mount... READ MORE

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