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.

  • 5 Reasons Why Selective Doe Harvest Is Important

    Antlerless harvests are a hot topic every year. Some say take a bunch of does. Others say you shouldn’t take any. Some question what’s right for their area. The truth is, the answer will be different from location to location. What’s right for one place may not be right for...

  • 11 Deer Hunting Mistakes Even Experienced Hunters Make

    Sometimes deer hunting seems like a simple thing. But most of the time our better judgment reminds us that there’s truly nothing simple about it. Whitetails are complex critters that take decades to understand. And while biologists and researchers have dispelled many myths and made huge strides, we’ve only begun...

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Buck Commander's Luke Bryan Gets a Bad Case of Buck Fever

Deer hunting is full of highs and lows. This is a great example of what it's like when things go right. Watch as Buck Commander's Luke Bryan tags a giant buck and expresses how much he enjoys the hunt. Don't Miss: The 8 Easiest Mature Buck Personalities to Hunt Are...


Slow Motion Playback of Bowhunter Missing Big Buck

Missing a deer is never fun. But if you hunt long enough, it'll happen. Hunt even longer and it'll happen repeatedly. That's part of it. So check out this miss from " Backwoods Life " and see it happen in slow motion. Don't Miss: 7 Bad Archery Shots Not to...


Muzzleloader Misfires During Snowy Deer Hunt

Misfires aren't necessarily common in the muzzleloader world. But they do happen. Check out this excerpt from a Kevin Knighton "Backwoods Life" deer hunt where a misfire cost them a deer. Don't Miss: Deer Hunting with a Muzzleloader Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your...


The 8 Easiest Mature Buck Personalities to Hunt

“Mature bucks” and “easy to hunt” are two phrases rarely found in the same sentence. That’s why we published a piece not too long ago on the hardest mature buck personalities to hunt . Mature bucks of any age class are difficult to bring down. Their uncanny senses and unwavering...


The Old Doe in the Creek Bottom

A stiff northwest wind swept down off the bluff. I peered through squinted eyes as the skies began to spit snow, blanketing the stubbled creek bottom below. I couldn’t help but smile as the first sign of winter revealed itself. I hoped the driving snow would push the bedded deer...


6 Types of Maps and How They Help Deer Hunters

I’ve always been a huge proponent of using low-impact scouting methods before implementing in-the-field scouting tactics. The digital age we live in puts numerous tools at our disposal that can help us make wiser decisions when selecting, managing and hunting a given property. If you want me to be frank,...


Why Early Season Bachelor Group Bucks Are Both Easier and Harder to Hunt

I love deer hunting during the early season. It’s probably my favorite time to hunt mature whitetails. There’s been less hunting pressure. Bucks are on patterns. Deer are more predictable. Estrus does aren’t a factor. It’s not 10 below zero. The list goes on. But there’s a common thread that...


Deer Hunter Rattles in 200-Inch Whitetail Buck

Whitetail Properties' Gabe Adair has killed more big whitetails than most hunters have seen. Here he rattles in and arrows a giant 200-plus-inch whitetail in Iowa. Don't Miss: Top 5 Non-Typical Bucks from the Midwest Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals? Check out...


Michael Lee Arrows a Big Florida Buck

Michael Lee with "Backwoods Life" is a whitetail enthusiast. Here he is on a hunt where he arrowed a really nice Florida whitetail. Don't Miss: Top 5 Non-Typical Bucks from the Southeast Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals? Check out our stories, videos...


Mike Stroff Makes Long Rifle Shot on Big Mule Deer

Mike Stroff with "Savage Outdoors" knows his way around a rifle. And here he is taking yet another big buck with the boomstick. Check out this long shot. Don't Miss: The 6 World Record Mule Deer By Subspecies Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your...


7 States with August Deer Seasons in 2018


Think Mature Bucks Never Bed In the Open? Guess Again.

Mature bucks are incredibly adept at driving us deer hunters mad. Just when you think you have them figured out, they do something different. Right when you think you know a little something about whitetails, they do the opposite thing and disprove what you thought you knew. One of those...


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