Rack Magazine

Lights, Action … BOW

Lights, Action … BOW

By Mike Handley

One minute, 37 seconds, from the magnificent buck’s surefooted arrival to its hasty and wobbly departure. That’s how much video footage a pair of teenagers recorded of the biggest whitetail to come out of Knox County, Ohio, in seven years. Brothers a year apart, one filmed while the other shot it with his bow. The excellent clip, which ... READ MORE

Ethan’s Teepee

Ethan’s Teepee

By Lisa Price

Doug Dorff of Carlyle, Ill., passed up an iffy shot at this buck in 2009. When the stars aligned two seasons later, there was nothing but 70 yards of air between hunter and hunted. Aw, not again. What, is this our fourth child?” asked Joni Dorff, as her husband, Doug, tenderly buckled the buck rack into a passenger seat in the family minivan.... READ MORE

He Chot Him

He Chot Him

By Ed Waite

Remembering to cock the hammer is as important as keeping your powder dry! Rob Thies must’ve sounded like Troy Landry from “Swamp People,” only without the South Louisiana accent.Instead of wrestling an angry alligator on a line, Rob and his 9-year-old son, Trey, were deer hunting in Indiana, and they were staring at huge buck jus... READ MORE

Carpe Deerum

Carpe Deerum

By Ed Waite

Have Weather, Will Hunt... Given the choice between going to a classroom and taking a final exam or spending opening morning of the firearms season in a treestand, is there any doubt which a deer hunter will do? For Andrew Cooper of Hillsborough, Ohio, the decision wasn’t exactly a no-brainer. Until the moment he went to bed on Nov. 28, he wa... READ MORE

The Year Seth Didn’t Quit

The Year Seth Didn’t Quit

By Seth Bisbee

My dad set out a trail camera in 2010, and we got a few photographs of a young, but impressive 5x5. I wasn’t really salivating over the deer, but there was no way I was going to pass it up if I ever got the chance with my bow. My uncle made a ground blind and concealed it next to a slough. He got a chance at the 10-pointer, but missed. That w... READ MORE

You Know What They Say About Cats...

You Know What They Say About Cats...

By Ed Waite

Curiosity might well have been this whitetail’s undoing. Alek Muladore might be the only deer hunter to have gasped and huffed his way into the record books. So shaken by the buck beyond his .410 shotgun’s bead last fall, the 8-year-old’s breathing was more like that of a woman in labor. It was even loud enough for the giant white... READ MORE

New York’s Scrape Doctor

New York’s Scrape Doctor

By Mike Canale

I’ll never forget the sun glistening off the largest rack of the four bucks that were challenging each other in the meadow west of my treestand. That was during the waning 2010 archery season. It was close to 11 a.m., and I’d just come down from my treestand within in a copse of pines when I saw them. To prevent being seen by the randy ... READ MORE

Who’s Your MOMMY?

Who’s Your MOMMY?

By Mike Handley

We’ve come a long way, baby. Or have we? The Cabela’s parking lot was full of men looking for a back to slap. They’d gathered around a pickup truck to gawk at a buck wearing nearly 200 inches of antler, and after wiping the drool from their chins, they cast about for the one man who looked most like a cat with a mouthful of canary... READ MORE

Pronghorn Double Play

Pronghorn Double Play

By Mike Lambeth

Might seem easy, but world-class antelope are needles in very big haystacks. The magnificent slanted-horn pronghorn stared intently at me from 70 yards. His ominous glare let me know I was an unwelcomed guest in his environ. My heart raced as I tried to steady my crosshairs on his tan-and-white frame, now facing directly toward me — just like... READ MORE

Surcharge Louisiana Style

Surcharge Louisiana Style

By Greg Hicks

When L.E. Bower’s granddaughter, Brandi, chose to go shopping rather than hunting on Dec. 27, 2009, she had no idea the decision would cost her an extra buck. While Brandi was busy finding ways to spend money that was burning a hole in her pocket that Sunday, her grandfather decided to do a little scouting, which, in Louisiana, means restokin... READ MORE

No Pressure for Her

No Pressure for Her

By Gita M. Smith

Trevor Wallace couldn’t look. Meanwhile, crouched next to him, his 7-year-old daughter, Morgan, was all eyes. Her grandfather’s Remington .22-250 was pressed to her cheek, and she was struggling to focus through its scope. A moment earlier, a buck with a massive rack had crested the hill with the rising sun behind it. The size of its an... READ MORE

Spitting Distance

Spitting Distance

By Ed Waite

Sometimes nothing-to-lose antics work like a charm. Michael Miller knew rain was on the way, but he was eager to visit the unpicked cornfield — providing his brother, the foreman for McGill Landscaping in Omaha, called an early enough end to the work day. It was Oct. 21, and the 19-year-old was keenly aware that his favorite bowhunting spot w... READ MORE

Googlebuck.com

Googlebuck.com

By Mike Handley

One of New York’s all time best. Twenty-six days into New York’s 2009 bow season, Long Island attorney Bjorn Holubar found himself working at home with his favorite paralegal, a curvaceous, eager-to-please redhead named Ginger. Bjorn and Ginger spend a lot of time together, perhaps too much, but she had nothing to do with the 42-year-ol... READ MORE

Battling “Buckachers”

Battling “Buckachers”

By Daniel Crane

I was 14 years old when I finally learned why my family was gaga over deer hunting. I didn’t shoot one that year, but I did tag a 10-pointer with my 12-gauge Remington during my second season. Despite my early success and countless trips, I waited a long time to put my crosshairs on a real wallhanger. Early during Indiana’s 2009 season,... READ MORE

Same Stand, Same Day

Same Stand, Same Day

By Ed Waite

Dad’s Best & Son’s First. Ohio’s 2009 gun season was rapidly winding down; it was Saturday with only Sunday remaining. The season had been pretty much a bust for Leonard Bakker and his son, Travis. Leonard had set up a two-person treestand on 65 acres of private land in Clinton County in southwestern Ohio. “I had taken o... READ MORE

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Copyright 2017 by Buckmasters, Ltd