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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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...


The Last Ride

The hot summer sun beat down as we climbed into Dad’s old pickup. Like most, that Saturday called for the short drive over to Nana and Pappa’s house. The 2-mile trek was one I’d made many times. The asphalt on that back-country road was well-acquainted with my bike tires. But...


A Common Ground: The Lands We Love

As I sat there on that spring morning, I was reminded of my earlier childhood and all of the fond memories I had of this place. As I reminisced, I laid back on the bank and listened to the water rush by. The steady breeze was hitting my face and...


Where Is the Craziest Place You’ve Seen a Deer?

Whitetails are some of the most adaptive creatures to ever walk the earth. They learn how to make the best of whatever situation they find themselves in — and even thrive in it at times. They know how to survive. Because of that, it isn’t uncommon to see deer frequent...


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5 Shed Hunting Myths You Should Avoid

Shed hunting — it’s a hobby that gets in your blood, thoughts and every other orifice of your mental being. Like other forms of hunting, it consumes you, if you let it. Don’t let it. But do enjoy it. And while you do, make sure you learn as much about...


Graycen Jordan Hunts Giant Brow Tine Buck

Graycen Jordan has proven she's just like her father Bill and brother Tyler Jordan. She's a stone-cold whitetail killer. Watch as she and Bill head afield on a special hunt where she tags a buck with giant brow tines named Long Brow. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy...


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20 Crazy Good Deer Mounts from the NWTF Convention

The 2019 NWTF Convention was a wild success for many reasons. But the taxidermy contest was one of the most impressive events at the show. While I’m no taxidermist, I know a good deer mount when I see one. Here are my 20 favorite deer mounts that were entered in...


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NWTF Convention: New Innovative Deer Hunting Gear for 2019

Deer hunting gear is always changing and evolving to meet the demands of hunters. This year has been no different. We have updated gear. We have improved gear. And we have revolutionary products. Altogether, there was a lot of cool hunting gear in Realtree camo for deer hunters to salivate...


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20 Off-Season Tasks for True Deer Hunters

Deer hunting is a year-round endeavor now. There are countless things to do even after deer seasons close for the year — little tasks here and there that need to be done in order to ensure success for next season. Not only that, but they’re fun too. The great thing...


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8 Reasons Your Spouse Hates Deer Hunting

Deer hunting. Some people love it. Other people, well, not so much. But oftentimes those who don’t haven’t been properly introduced. And in the case of spouses not taking to it, it’s generally because their better half did a poor job of warming them up to it. Here are eight...


Phillip Culpepper Self-Films a Late-Season Georgia Deer Hunt

Phillip Culpepper is a diehard deer and turkey hunter. If there's a season open, he's out there shooting critters or filming someone else do it. Here he hunts on his lease in Harris County, Georgia. He used his Spartan trail camera to help get a pattern on this nice southern...


World Record Typical Whitetail: Milo Hanson Tells His Story

Buck: The Hanson Buck Score: 213 5/8 Inches Date: 1993 Hunter: Milo N. Hanson Place: Saskatchewan This is the No. 1 typical whitetail of all-time. The Hanson buck. It’s legend to all those who spend time thinking about giant whitetails. And if you’ve never heard of this deer, you’ve got...


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