Buckmasters Magazine

Entries for August 2017

Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location

By David Hart

Is the big-bullet versus shot-placement debate finally over? In a typical season, hunters and wildlife managers on the King Ranch in South Texas take about 2,000 deer. Those range from 70-pound yearlings up to the occasional 200-pound buck. The King Ranch’s hunters use virtually every rifle caliber on the market and plenty that aren’t a... READ MORE

Stupid Spots for Super Bucks

Stupid Spots for Super Bucks

By Jeff Murray

Call it smart or call it instinct, big bucks often hide out where we least expect. The first time I tried rattling, I thought I was disturbing the woods and doing more harm than good. I’m not from Texas, so I got into that game a little late. But my awkwardness quickly turned into euphoria when a buck popped into view before I could say Sham-... READ MORE

The Final Frontier

The Final Frontier

By Russell Thornberry

If you’re going to do it yourself, you might as well go all the way! Several does milled around my ground blind like gray ghosts, emerging at dawn from the vicious Mexican flora of chaparro, black brush, mesquite, cat claw and prickly pear cacti. I watched them through tiny holes between the leaves of the thorn-clad walls of the ground blind ... READ MORE

Heavy or Light?

Heavy or Light?

By Jeff Murray

Speed is a big issue when it comes to arrows, but weight is important, too. It was Nov. 14, 2000-something, and my partner and I both missed easy shots at very nice bucks — but for reasons at the opposite ends of the mistake spectrum. “Bad” Brad missed because, I believe, he shoots too much speed, something like 320 feet per secon... READ MORE

Ohio Public Land Whitetails

Ohio Public Land Whitetails

By Freddie McKnight

Not all the Buckeye State bruisers are taken on private land. One minute I was watching a pair of yearling does contentedly feeding in my direction. The next, I was watching the largest buck I have ever seen while in a treestand. It was chasing a doe, presumably the yearlings’ mother, and was slowly working my way. It was hard to believe that... READ MORE

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Copyright 2017 by Buckmasters, Ltd