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.

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7 Ways to Make Fellow Public Land Deer Hunters Mad at You

Public land hunting is one of the brightest accomplishments in the history of North American hunting. The ability to hunt wild game on lands owned by all is a historic achievement. What we have here is rare. You don’t see it in other countries. And we must always protect it...


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8 Things You Can Use to Bait Deer

Baiting is a controversial topic. Hunters either love it or despise it. Few are indifferent about it. Naturally, it’s the center of many debates across the hunting community. In some states, baiting is legal. In others, it isn’t. Still, others allow it but implement strict guidelines on how it can...


Choosing the Right Camo Pattern

Camo. If you’ve seen one pattern you’ve seen them all, right? Wrong. Absolutely not. Not even close, Jack. Some say there’s a science to creating quality camo patterns. And there is if you look at the technology side of designing patterns. But if you’re looking purely at how well a...


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30 Deer Hunting Safety Tips

Safety. It's rule No. 1 when deer hunting. Be responsible. Be safe. Here are 30 things you should be sure to do (or not do) while in the field.


Michael Pitts and Rut Daniels Arm Wrestle for a Pair of Crocs

Arm wrestling. It settles feuds, fights and debates. Michael Pitts and Rut Daniels disagreed over who was taking home the free pair of Crocs. They couldn't decide. So they arm wrestled for it. Who wins? Click play to find out. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You...


Football Star Jim Kelly Hunts Giant 178-Inch Deer

Jim Kelly is a football star who played 11 seasons for the Buffalo Bills. He wasn't throwing any footballs in this video, though. He was hunting deer. Big deer. Check out this encounter he has with a giant whitetail that stretched the tape all the way to 178 inches. Don't...


Hunter Takes Crazy Wide Buck at Close Range

Adam LaRoche is a retired Major League Baseball player. He's also a member of the Buck Commander team. In this video, he is hunting in Kansas. And he's chasing a crazy wide buck. See what happens. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you a deer...


7 Tips for Still-Hunting Deer

Still-hunting is one of the most difficult methods of hunting available. But it’s effective once mastered. And it’s fun. Here are 10 tips that will help take your still-hunting game to the next level. 1. Use the right equipment. Don’t wear too many clothes. You’ll be moving, albeit slowly. Make...


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8 Lessons My Biggest Buck Ever Taught Me

I was fortunate to take the biggest buck of my life last fall — all via a DIY hunt on the 50-acre family farm I grew up hunting on. That was what was most special about the 163 6/8-inch buck I came to know as “Big 8.” I followed the...


From Diapers to Deer Stands

My wife and I are cut from separate molds. We have very few things in common. But what we do share, it’s pretty significant stuff. A big thing we share is our faith in God. We also have a love for pets — specifically dogs. We even love Chinese food...


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60 Giant Whitetail Deer from the 2018-19 Deer Season


Just How Bad Has Winter Kill Been on Deer This Year?

Winter kill — it’s a popular term that crops up every year. The frequency of which we hear it depends on the severity and longevity of cold weather, though. It’s been pretty persistent this year. And the chatter backs that up pretty well. We’re hearing (and seeing) reports of people...


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