Buckmasters Magazine

Entries for July 2016

Arrow Spine Rules

Arrow Spine Rules

By Jeff Murray

How this little understood arrow factor can make or break your setup. Just the other day, I shot a dozen arrows of an unfamiliar brand to check their performance at 50 yards. That’s a good distance for practicing, because it makes traditional whitetail distances seem like chip shots. When you practice regularly at this distance, you learn a l... READ MORE

Big Woods Bucks

Big Woods Bucks

By Steve Bartylla

Whitetails in large timber tracts are harder to pattern, but it’s not impossible. As the buck stood on the ridge, nose held high, it inhaled the alluring odor of the estrous scent I had placed well above its reach. It took several steps forward and began to scan the bedding area below for the hot doe. Within seconds, a blast of scent placed c... READ MORE

Antler Intrigue

Antler Intrigue

By Tom Fegely

Of the recognized big buck factors, which is really most important? Several years ago, in one of my newspaper columns distributed by the Associated Press, I covered the subject of deer antlers and how they grow and are eventually dropped after the hunting season. With more than 25 years of outdoor news writing under my camo cap at the time, I long ... READ MORE

The 5 Ws of Decoying Deer

The 5 Ws of Decoying Deer

By Bob Humphrey

Who, What, When, Where, How and Why to use deer decoys It was that gloomy period known as false dawn. I was perched on the edge of a huge cut cornfield in southeast Illinois, and somewhere out in front of me, well within the effective range of my weapon but invisible to me, was a Boss Buck decoy. The anticipation of seeing the sun rise for the firs... READ MORE

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