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Legend Biography

Jackie Bushman


Creator of Bushmasters

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A lifelong deer hunter, Jackie Bushman saw the opportunity to connect hunters from all over the country, sharing tips, techniques, and a variety of other resources that would ensure the preservation and promotion of America's time honored tradition. To do so, he created Buckmasters. Buckmasters combined all of the elements of the different separate community clubs and media publications, offering hunters the chance to belong in a catch-all organization whose main focus was promoting deer hunting.
Knowing that one man's advice and experience could only go so far, Jackie reached out to the leading experts in the field to provide members of his organization with the best articles and advice columns. Eventually, the organization expanded its operations into a magazine, events and competitions, and, eventually a television program. With each new Buckmasters offering, Jackie relied on his ability to innovate and attract new members.
A true visionary, Jackie helped pave the way for what would become the modern outdoor entertainment industry. As the regional groups began to assemble on a national scale, Buckmasters had already established itself as an industry leader. Without being tied to a larger Corporation or outfitter, Buckmasters has continued to be a favorite choice of hunters for an unbiased and authentic look at the world of hunting.

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