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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.

  • Video: How to Lure a Buck Away from an Estrus Doe

    Sometimes you have to take chances in life. Deer hunting is no different. Oftentimes it’s those hunters who aren’t afraid to try something aggressive or different who are most successful. Many deer hunters don’t realize just how vocal whitetails are. In fact, they’re very vocal — especially in areas where...

  • Chasing November: Bill Winke Kills a Big Buck

    In this episode of Chasing November , Bill Winke fills one of his tags. Also, two bucks are found that received marginal hits in the previous episode. Make sure you come back every Monday for the next episode of Chasing November . Click here for more deer hunting articles and...

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Weird Deer Hunting Gear You've Probably Never Seen

We recently walked the aisles of the 2017 ATA Show in Indianapolis, Indiana. And as you might have suspected, we ran into some products that made us raise an eyebrow (or two). Not that they don’t have they’re purpose or that they don’t work. I'm sure they do. But they...


Hunt This Type of Buck to Kill More Mature Deer

Buck: 130” Location: Jameson, Missouri Time of Year: November 5, 2016 Weapon: Bow Almost every deer hunter dreams of killing a big, mature buck . That’s just part of it for most hunters. Understandably so, though, as the allure of a big-racked whitetail walking through the woods puts quite a...


Chasing November: Hunting Late-Rut Bucks

In this episode of Chasing November , it’s getting deeper into the whitetail rut. Some tags remain unfilled. Is this the week? Make sure you come back every Monday for the next episode of Chasing November . Click here for more deer hunting articles and videos. Check us out on Facebook .


Deer Hunting in Unseasonably Hot Weather

Buck: 158” Location: Lineville, Missouri Time of Year: November 13, 2016 Weapon: Winchester Model 70 chambered in .270 In many states, deer season lasts from September or October into December and January. That means a lot of things, but it also means there will be plenty of days and weeks...


Days in the Deer Stand: Quality vs. Quantity

To many, the old sayings “bigger is better” and “more is merrier” don’t always hold water. In most ordinary walks of life, sure, they probably do. But there’s nothing ordinary about deer hunting. It’s a dynamic creature of a lifestyle that demands the utmost planning and strategy. So for today’s...


The New-Age Deer Hunting Debate: Nicknaming Whitetails

Buck: 152” Date: November 27, 2016 Location: New Haven, Illinois Weapon: Elite Energy 32 Compound Bow I remember the stories my grandfather told me as a young boy. I was a knee-high lad back then, maybe eight or nine. He’d set me down and tell me of a story about...


Gear Review: Winchester Deer Season XP

Anyone who’s hunted deer much at all understands the importance of using a reliable round, especially on whitetails. Throughout the years, I’ve seen with my own eyes and heard other stories of deer that got away — even ones that shouldn’t have with the shots they toted. I recently hunted...


Chasing November: Deer Hunting on Small Properties

In this episode of Chasing November , we’re featuring deer hunts on small tracts of land. But the bucks are big. Make sure you come back every Monday for the next episode of Chasing November . Click here for more deer hunting articles and videos. Check us out on Facebook .


The Best Camo Patterns for Deer Hunting

Deer seasons are coming to a close, or soon will be. I don't know about you, but I'm already thinking and planning for next year. After all, chasing whitetails is all about preparation. Another thing it's about: concealment. You can't kill a deer if it sees you first. That's why...


Chasing November: Giant Public Land Bucks

In this episode of Chasing November , they’re hunting in Iowa again. But this time they’re pursuing deer on public land. Watch as a giant buck comes in to a decoy. Will they seal the deal? Watch and find out. Make sure you come back every Monday for the next...


Late-Season Deer Hunting with a Muzzleloader

The late season can be a difficult time to fill a tag on a whitetail. It can also be a very productive time, as shown in this video. Follow along as Wes McConnell of Whitetail Properties tags a big late-season buck with a muzzleloader. Click here for more deer hunting...


Chasing November: Hunting the Peak of the Whitetail Rut

In this episode of Chasing November , the crew is hunting during the peak rut. The action is good. Bucks are moving like crazy. Will they fill tags? Make sure you come back every Monday for the next episode of Chasing November . Click here for more deer hunting articles...


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