Buckmasters Magazine

Entries for July 2015

Brown Velvet

Brown Velvet

By Bob Humphrey

An early season hunt on legendary Anticosti Island provides a rare trophy opportunity. There was no need for my guide, Richard, to speak. I knew it and so did he. Experience told me to follow close on his heels, walk when he walked, stop when he stopped. No need to look around or ahead. He would be the eyes, and when the time came, I would be the g... READ MORE

Lucky or Cursed?

Lucky or Cursed?

By Steve Bartylla

The story of a buck named Moses. As the buck came trotting down the woods edge toward Trevor Oleson, the hunter couldn’t believe it; he was looking at a local legend. Although Trevor had never laid eyes on the buck, he’d seen the pictures and heard the stories. There was no doubt that this was Moses. The only question that remained was ... READ MORE

Fools Rush In

Fools Rush In

By Jim Wardlow

If the weather’s too bad to go to work, go hunting instead! It was the second day of the second shotgun season in Rock Island County, Ill., and we were getting our first big snow of the year. I wasn’t happy about heading to work on such a perfect hunting day — any day in the woods is better than a day at work. Then my boss called ... READ MORE

The Language of Smells

The Language of Smells

By Bob Humphrey

Whitetails communicate as much with smell as they do with vocalizations. It was the fourth day of my Kansas bowhunt, and things hadn’t gone particularly well. A clean miss the first morning and unseasonably warm temperatures had haunted me for three days. Somehow I had to make amends, but with rain and more high temperatures in the forecast, ... READ MORE

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