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Edson B "Ed" Waite Jr.

I am a semi-retired, but incredibly busy person. My books are about big whitetail deer and the hunters who pursue them. I have been writing short stories for hunting magazines for the past fifteen or so years. My current series of books “Wallhangers” Volumes I thru V and future volumes will contain 35 true stories of the deer hunt which brought the quarry to ground.

My access to these great stories hinges from the fact I have been measuring deer antlers for more than 25 years for Buckmasters Trophy Records. This “Hobby” has given me access to many incredible whitetail deer.

In those 25 years I have scored more than 1700 record book deer, including six free roaming deer that grossed over 300 inches, and well over 200 deer that grossed above 200 inches.

I have many other hobbies and interests, but this one is my favorite. I have traveled to many states and provinces to teach others the skills needed to score (measure) deer and to score some of the greatest whitetail deer ever harvested.

How to Get the Best Photos
of Your Mount for Publication
  1. Take the mount outside and hang it on the side of a barn, on a fence, rock wall or tree, preferably in the morning or late afternoon. Sunlight is often to severe at midday. Look for a mostly solid backdrop, which makes the rack pop.

  2. Get as close to the rack as possible, allowing it to dominate the window in your camera's viewfinder or phone screen. Be sure everything is in focus and that no points will be cut off in the frame.

  3. Experiment by standing at different angles, and find the one that shows most or all of the rack's points.

  4. Stand so the camera's focal point (lens) is on or slightly below the deer's nose.

  5. Make sure that no shadows, including your own, are falling across any part of the mount. And be conscious of what is behind the antlers. You don't want the antlers to get lost in a tangle of limbs, for example, or for your neighbor's swing set or garden shed to be in the background.

  6. Tilt the camera up sideways to get a verticle shot (portrait vs. landscape).

  7. We'd like the photos of the mount by itself AND with the hunter wearing dark clothing or camo, Please, unless they played an active role in the hunt, do not include poses with family members or pets.

  8. E-mail jpegs at "actual size" - usually bigger than most computers' and cell phones' "large' setting - to mhandley@buckmasters.com. Or you can send images on a CD to Rack Magazine, P.O. Box 244022, Montgomery, AL 36124-4022.

  9. If you do not own or have access to a good camera or smartphone, consider sharing these tips with a professional photographer. You'll be thrilled with the results, and we'll give the photographer a photo credit.

  10. The goal is to have at least one or two images of at least 1 megebyte (mb) in size, which is 1000kb. Most digital cameras and phones do the trick, so the key is to send them to us at the largest size possible. Many texting and email programs ask before showing the SEND button. Always choose "actual size" and send no more than two at a time in an email.
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A Fun Little Video What I've Been Up Too.
Another hunting season has come and gone. Big, really big bucks are falling all over the lands where big whitetails roam. I'll be busy scoring and working shows from now till next fall. I now have 2100+ in the book as of April 2021! Have been very busy scoring deer at events which I have created since most major shows have been cancelled by the covid Plandemic and fear mongers. Stop by often to see what I have scored! Due to medical issues and age, I have resigned myself to the sidelines of hunting forever more. Ed
Scoring “The Living Room Buck” on February first, 2015
Video Credit: Dusty Phillips
Comments or Questions
Please Email Ed Waite