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.

  • The Best Setup for Bowhunting Turkeys

    By: Patrick Meitin "How should I set up for bowhunting turkeys?" This is a question I'm asked. Here are my thoughts: I generally shun short bows whether they're compound or traditional. But when the subject turns to turkeys I lighten up on that conviction. This is directly related to how...

  • Are Long-Range Bowhunting Shots Ethical?

    By: Patrick Meitin When I started bowhunting in the late '70s, bragging up a successful hunt normally involved tales of stealth – cat-like stalking skills resulting in getting "close enough to hit 'em with a rock." In the times we now live in, bragging about bowhunting accomplishments seems more often...

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How to Stop Trail Camera Theft

Approaching my best treestand recently, I was eagerly looking forward to checking the image counter on my trail camera. It'd been a rough week, bowhunting whitetails in the heart of ongoing rifle seasons (plural) with minimal sightings. I needed a bit of encouragement. A high image count would bolster waning...


18 Tips for Stalking Deer with a Bow

Stalking deer is a serious business. Slipping up on an animal that can smell you from 400 yards, see you from 3/4 of a mile and hear the slightest snap of a twig is tricky business. It takes real skill to accomplish this sort of thing. And that’s why we’re...


13 Crazy Trail Camera Photos

I’ve been running, checking and helping hunting buddies with trail cameras since 2005. Many of you have been running them for much longer. Some for less. Those who've been around the block, do you remember the home-made cameras? Or the ones you had to take to get pictures developed? Like...


12 Tactics to Keep Your Wife Happy During Deer Season

Let me begin by saying this post isn't for everyone. It isn't for those who have wives who hunt. It isn't for those who have non-hunting wives who understand why we go afield, either. Rather, it's for those who have that wife who'd rather see you in one of those...


Monster Bucks Vault: Michael Waddell's Huge Iowa Buck

Michael Waddell loves to deer hunt . He's hunted whitetails all over North America and filled quite a few tags while doing so. Here he is with one of them. A giant buck from Iowa. It's the land of dreams, folks. Watch the video to see why. Bonus Read: 20...


The Life of a Mature Deer and What It Means for Deer Hunting

We often like to think we have deer figured out. And when it comes to some things, we do. But there are many questions that remain unanswered. Tenzing 3000 Big Game Hunting Pack in Realtree MAX-1 It’s commonly noted that there are deer, and then there are mature deer ...


10 Awesome Venison Recipes for Deer Hunters

I’ll give you the top three reasons I deer hunt. Backstrap. Tenderloin. And Backstrap. Food — that’s the main reason we hunt, right? It is for me and many hunters that I know. I’m not saying you shouldn’t hunt for fun or to be with family and friends. Those are...


Monster Bucks Vault: Michael Waddell Shoots a Radio-Collared Buck with Ear Tags

Michael Waddell is a real deer hunter. He's knocked down one or two during his hunting career, for sure. He's even killed one with a radio collar and ear tags. Check out the video above in this episode of Monster Bucks Vault to see Michael's big free-range Kansas buck from...


Bill Proposing the Sale of Deer Venison Creates Controversy Among Hunters

The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation is revered around the world. We have an abundance of wildlife. We have an abundance of public land. We have an abundance of hunters who enjoy both. We enjoy this heritage and way of life because of the NAMWC and all those willing...


Monster Bucks Vault: Michael Waddell's Huge Indiana Archery Buck

Michael Waddell has been an inspiration to many throughout the years. He's been a huge part of the outdoor industry and continues to do big things as the head honcho over at Bone Collector. And did we mention he's a die-hard deer hunter? Bah. You already knew that. So check...


20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You

Deer hunting is a whirlpool of beliefs, theories, facts and fallacies. Some ideas are right. Some are wrong. And others fall somewhere in-between. Now, I’m not saying your granddaddy ain’t a good deer hunter. Chances are he’s killed more deer with his open-sighted, lever-action Marlin 30-30 than all the local...


New Hunting Laws Mean Big Changes for Thousands of Deer Hunters This Season

Deer hunting is a way of life that is practiced by many people across this great nation. It comes as no surprise when new laws spark big debates and heated discussions. As such, this recent bit of legislation coming out of South Carolina will take effect this season. According to...


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