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.

  • NWTF Show: Great Deer Hunting Gear for 2018

    Deer gear. I love it. Seeing all of the new stuff is exciting and the opportunity to test some of it out is even more appealing. The 2017-18 season just ended. And I’m already looking for to the 2018-19 season, too. I recently traveled to Music City (Nashville) to attend...

  • 15 Things You Missed at the NWTF Convention

    The NWTF Convention is always a great time. The camaraderie. The hunting gear. The events. It’s all part of the trip to Nashville each year. Did you make it this year? No worries if you didn’t. We’ll get you caught up. Here are 15 neat aspects that were present at...

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5 Ways to Stay Mentally Tough While Deer Hunting

Three shooter bucks busted me and the guy in the tree with me last season — in two days of hunting in Ohio. But in Kentucky, it took two sits to kill my 2017 target buck. That’s deer hunting. You win some. You lose way more. Deer hunting can be...


15 Places Big Bucks Bed That Deer Hunters Should Hunt

Deer hunting is about three things: Food . Water . And cover . It’s that simple. Yet it’s so difficult to get up close to and kill deer — especially mature deer. It’s even tougher to do it on a consistent basis. Why is that? Oftentimes, it’s because hunters pay...


Triple Amputee Combat Veteran Still Bowhunts Big Game

Sgt. J.D. Williams has faced adversity. As a wounded combat veteran who served in the Army, he’s seen conflict. And he’s experienced more than his fair share of challenges. He’s served his country and sacrificed more than most are willing to. Enter, his story. Check out the video and photo...


Deer Camp: Deer Hunting with Family and Friends

Deer hunting is many things to many different people. It’s about the adventure, camaraderie, suspense, wildlife, habitat, meat and so much more. But, in a nutshell, it’s about deer camp. What actually comprises deer camp for an individual is different from hunter to hunter, though. Each person’s “deer camp” is...


Deer Hunting: How to Hunt the Wind

By: Realtree Staff You can't ignore the wind. Period. You can often get away with a little noise. A deer might even stick around if it catches you moving. But if it smells you, the game is over, every time. Learning to hunt the wind is among the most fundamental...


Chronic Wasting Disease Confirmed in Another Southern State

Another southern state recently discovered a whitetail with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). It happened almost a year after Texas discovered the state’s first confirmed case in their own wild whitetail herd. According to the Texas Parks & Wildlife, CWD was found in a hunter-harvested yearling (1½-year-old) buck in 2017. The...


20 Realtree Pro Staffers with Their First Deer

Realtree is proud of the fact that they have the best pro staff in the industry. The men and women who represent Realtree camo are second to none and not only represent the brand but also live and love the hunting heritage. They’re real. They’re genuine. And they’re just like...


SHOT Show: 8 Centerfire Rifles for 2018

Guns make much of the hunting world go ‘round. And 2018 will be no different. That’s why we took a gander at some of the latest and greatest in the way of deer hunting rifles at the recent SHOT Show in Vegas last week. Here are just seven of the...


SHOT Show: 5 Rimfire and Air Rifles for 2018

As a deer hunter who not only bowhunts but also relishes taking the boom stick to the field, I love guns. And the best (and cheapest) way to improve your shooting skills is to use a rimfire or air rifle to practice. The cost of ammunition is way less and...


5 Uses for the Oxcart Trailer and Wheelbarrow

I consider myself a hard worker. I take a small bit of pride in that. That said, throughout the years, I’ve found myself working smarter rather than harder. Don’t get me wrong — I still bust my butt. Sweat still drips off of my brow and moistens the ground. But...


Hunting: When Things Don't Go Right

Things aren't always the best. Sometimes, things just don't go right. What's most important? How you handle the situation you're in. Have the right mentality. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . And follow us on Facebook...


74-Year-Old Man Gets His First Whitetail

Deer hunting is a storied tradition. It’s a heritage for both men and women and the old and young. It’s something everyone can enjoy. And anyone can take steps to enjoy it on whatever scale they choose. That’s why I was super excited to hear my grandfather-in-law say he wanted...


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