Buckmasters Magazine

Buck Fever

Buck Fever

By Dale R. Larson

While preparing for a Colorado elk hunt, I was trying to establish a 50-yard pin. The sight pin bulb was covering my spot on the target, making it difficult to concentrate on it. I was high-tech back then, with a painted bulb on the end of the brass sight pin. The bulb end of my 20-yard pin had broken off, and I had become accustomed to using the b... READ MORE

Vanishing Bucks

Vanishing Bucks

By Dale R. Larson

Have you ever wondered why you couldn’t locate a specific buck you hunted the previous season? For years, I would have high expectations and visions of the antler development on the leftover bucks after each hunting season. However, without fail, when the next season rolled around, those bucks couldn’t be found. The average life span of... READ MORE

Rut Phases

Rut Phases

By Dale R. Larson

The rut … that magical time of the year for which all bowhunters live. Whether it’s the aggressive, sign-posting time of the prerut, the tongue-hanging-out ignore-everything chase and lock-down phase of the rut, or the try-to-find-leftover-does activity of the post rut, I couldn’t live without it. I have often said that if I coul... READ MORE

Reading Rubs

Reading Rubs

By David Hart

The buck was only a 6-pointer. Barry Henningsen wasn’t interested in tagging it, so instead of drawing his bow, the 52-year-old Manassas, Va., resident stood stone-still in his portable stand and watched the buck ease up to a small tree. Henningsen was on a military base that he frequents – one that, despite heavy hunting pressure, has ... READ MORE

Sign of the Times

Sign of the Times

By John Trout Jr.

Four hot scrapes followed a trail along the side of the ridge. Nevertheless, I remained skeptical after climbing into my stand just before dawn. You see, I had been beaten by so called hot scrapes too many times. You know how it works. You come across a fresh scrape and realize that not long ago a buck was there. It looks like a no-miss situation. ... READ MORE

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Copyright 2017 by Buckmasters, Ltd