Buckmasters Magazine

Entries for September 2016

Why QDM Isn’t Working for You

Why QDM Isn’t Working for You

By David Hart

There are plenty of reasons QDM works ... and just as many as to why it can fail. A basket-racked 8-pointer steps into an opening 50 yards from your stand. It’s late in the season and you haven’t tagged a buck. For a fleeting moment, you consider raising your rifle and centering the crosshairs behind the shoulder, but that’s not w... READ MORE

White Smoke and Winter Whitetails

White Smoke and Winter Whitetails

By Chuck Smick

You can still fill your tag with a late-season blackpowder hunt. I was up a ladder stand at the end of an oak-studded finger on opening day of Kentucky’s December blackpowder season. The doe walked cautiously along the bottom of the steep ridge, but I saw her 30 yards from my stand and I clicked off the inline muzzleloader’s safety. At ... READ MORE

Rubbin’ Up the Wrong Tree

Rubbin’ Up the Wrong Tree

By C.J. Winand

Not all rubs are created equal. Here’s how to determine which you should pay attention to. Are rubs the key to hunting the rut? Are there different types of rubs? What behaviors do bucks exhibit at rub sites? Do bucks prefer certain types of trees for making rubs? Most hunters have more questions than answers when it comes to buck rubs. Years... READ MORE

Lessons Learnt

Lessons Learnt

By Steve Bartylla

Following are a few pearls of wisdom from a professional deer manager and hunter. Just that quick, things had gone from bad to perfect. The buck, sporting well over 150 inches of antler that had veered off just before hitting my shooting lane, was now being led back on a string. It was poetic justice in a way, since the doe that led him astray in t... READ MORE

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