Brow Tines and Backstrap

 

Whitetails make the hunting world go round. Josh Honeycutt, deer hunting editor and "Brow Tines and Backstrap" blogger, knows a fair bit about killing mature deer. He was raised up hunting the river bottoms of Kentucky. And he still hunts there—among other places—to this day.

Follow along as he shares his adventures, experiences and knowledge of the white-tailed deer.

  • 15 Big Deer Hunting Secrets Exposed

    I’m going to be up front and honest with you. Gear Review: Bear Kuma Compound Bow in Realtree EDGE I’m not a biologist. I don’t have a degree in wildlife biology. And I don’t conduct peer-reviewed research on whitetails. But I have dedicated a big portion of my life to...

  • 15 Steps to Having Bigger Bucks Next Season

    Deer hunting isn’t just about big deer. But I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t part of it. It is. And there’s nothing about that to be ashamed of. Gear Review: Bear Kuma Compound Bow in Realtree EDGE I love the challenge of hunting mature deer. As the cliché...

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10 Ways to Ruin a Dang Good Deer Camp

Deer camp . It’s something all deer hunters look forward to each season. The thrill of spending time with family and friends in the great outdoors. The camaraderie, food and fun that make deer camp what it is. The anticipation of the hunt to come. All of these things and...


13 Things Public Land Deer Hunters Despise You For

The public land scene is much like the private land venue, but with subtle twists. For those who’ve never hunted public land, these things might (or might not) be new to you. Some even apply to private land. But if you’ve spent any length of time hunting open-to-all properties, these...


Huntin Grounds: How to Spray Food Plots

It takes work to establish a quality food plot. It takes even more to maintain one. Follow along in this video as Huntin Grounds' Steven Fuller talks about how to spray your food plots. Don't Miss: How to Take Food Plot Soil Samples Are you a deer hunter wanting to...


The Day a Trespasser Tried to Kill Me

Big deer. Sadly, some people will do anything to kill them — including breaking the law. As you probably noticed, the title of this post was pretty inflammatory. But a few short weeks ago I was out checking some of my treestands and I found where someone had tampered with...


You Own the Land. You Don’t Own the Deer.

They sicken me. Those who think they own wildlife. That they own all the deer on their land and all the deer around it. Am I talking about the captive cervid industry? Yes and no. I wholeheartedly disagree with it. The fact that individuals are in essence violating the North...


My Dad Made Me Miss My First Deer

My dad made me miss my first deer. Or at least, it would have been my first deer had he not purposely made me shoot over the top of it. Say what? Come again? That’s right. My dad made me miss my first deer. I remember it like it was...


10 of the Best Deer Hunting Games for 2018

I remember when my parents bought their first computer. I was a kid. And I didn’t know much about them when I first started using one. (Obviously.) But I quickly got the hang of the deer hunting game my parents bought me for Christmas. And I’d be lying if I...


12 Reasons Some Hunters Kill Big Deer But Others Don't

Some guys and gals seem to always kill big deer. Other hunters rarely do if ever. So what’s their secret? Well, it isn’t just one thing. But those who frequently kill big deer have certain things in common. These 12 things are some of those.


The Cheapest and Easiest Way to Be a Better Archer

Accuracy is of the utmost importance when shooting a compound bow. Sure, the technological advancements found in a compound help, but there’s still much room for error. It isn’t easy to be a proficient shooter. Every little bit helps. This tip is all about reducing torque. It’s easy to make...


Bowfishing: What to Do with the Fish

It's not uncommon during an average day of bowfishing to accumulate a barrel full of carp. While bowfishing will never eliminate carp from local waters, thinning the highly invasive species remains a guilt-free enterprise. Still, waste has always bothered me. Worthwhile uses, where legal, is using carp for bear bait,...


Buck Commander's Willie Robertson Shares the Gospel

I’ve often said one of the places I feel closest to God is in the outdoors. The oneness with nature and His creation is an incredible thing. Both Realtree and Buck Commander understand that and stand firm in their faith. And I personally wouldn’t be who I am if it...


5 Reasons CRP Is Vital for the Future of Deer Hunting

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is one of the most beneficial initiatives of all time for white-tailed deer. Similar programs like CREP also provide beneficial habitat for whitetails, too. Not only do whitetails rely on it but so do many other species of wildlife as well. Gear Review: Kimber Hunter...


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