Buckmasters Magazine

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

Big Buck Bonds Brothers

Big Buck Bonds Brothers

By Matt Spetts

Some moments in the deer woods will change you forever. It’s interesting how a hunter evolves, especially when, as in my case, that evolution is a direct parallel to the maturation of the individual. I believe that one season, one hunt, one harvest or even one moment can influence a hunter and change his perspective on the sport forever. I ex... READ MORE

Do-It-Yourself Video

Do-It-Yourself Video

By Jeff Murray

How to film your own hunt and look like a pro! The buck responded to my grunt call like a box car freighting on a straight-line rail. He was on a hot trot, non-stop. Of course I panicked. I expected the 12-pointer to freeze, look in my direction, and then look off to the side — like every other buck I’d grunted at. “Handcuff&rdquo... READ MORE

Dear Tom

Dear Tom

By Tom Fegely

Insights on hunting that you won’t hear from Abby. Having been the outdoors editor of a 150,000-circulation newspaper in eastern Pennsylvania for nearly 30 years, I regularly used questions from readers in my version of “Dear Abby.” Instead of advising and commenting on affairs of the heart, however, I tried to share information o... READ MORE

Who Really Wins Our Sweepstakes?

Who Really Wins Our Sweepstakes?

By Jackie Bushman

Photo: Billy Sawyer of Crossett, Arkansas, won the 2016 Buckmasters Ohio Hunt Sweepstakes. Billy passed away on April 20, 2017. People often ask if anybody really wins the Buckmasters sweepstakes hunts they see on our TV commercials and on the internet. The answer is a resounding yes! Those hunts are an important part of our television filming sche... READ MORE

After the Shot

After the Shot

By Bob Humphrey

Only fools rush in to track a wounded deer. It was in the waning minutes of daylight, and the dense softwood canopy hastened the dusk. From any other stand, I might already have started packing up my gear, but the one I was perched in had a history of last-minute activity, so I held out to the very end. The nearby snap of a branch seemed too loud t... READ MORE

Heartbreak to Redemption

Heartbreak to Redemption

By Mark Oliver

A bad day at the office takes an unlikely turn for the better for this Buckmasters cameraman. The mighty cottonwoods of Alberta had turned a golden yellow, a hint that winter was just around the corner. Most of the crops had been harvested, and the deer were plentiful. I had been trapped in the office for just over seven months, and when I finally ... READ MORE

The Boys of Summer

The Boys of Summer

By Ken Piper

Why the first week of the season is your best chance to take a book buck with a bow. Late September and early October are when baseball’s boys of summer get serious and compete for their sport’s ultimate prize. If you hunt deer with a bow, I don’t care if you’re the world’s biggest baseball fan, skip the playoffs on TV... READ MORE

Small Group Deer Drives

Small Group Deer Drives

By David Hart

Less can be more when it comes to pushing deer. The morning hunt was uneventful, but as Mike Mattly and two friends watched a dandy buck slip into a small patch of cover, he knew things were about to get interesting. The three Iowa hunters were driving back to town when they spotted the buck on property they had permission to hunt, so after a few m... READ MORE

Make Your Scouting Count

Make Your Scouting Count

By Tom Fegely

Not all deer season preparation is created equal. At precisely 5 a.m. on Oct. 1, 1988, Craig Krisher climbed into his treestand in Pennsylvania farm country. It had become a familiar spot, one in which the then 25-year-old bowhunter had spent other dawns during previous months. The homemade stand and surrounding acreage had become familiar territor... READ MORE

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Copyright 2017 by Buckmasters, Ltd