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 Things Your Neighboring Deer Hunters Hate

    I’m the type of hunter who enjoys many different methods of hunting. And I understand that people hunt for different reasons. That’s why I’d never criticize someone for shooting a young buck, using alternative hunting methods, or for doing anything differently than what I prefer or am used to. As...

  • Introducing Realtree.com’s New Booner News

    Do thoughts of giant bucks keep you up at night? Ever wondered about the stories behind the hunts for deer like the Hanson, Gibson and Lovstuen bucks? The Boone and Crockett Club has been keeping records for decades. And we've tapped into its big book of knowledge to bring you...

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How to Deer Hunt Big Field Edges

Big field edges. I’m not very big on hunting them, except when I am. Allow me to explain. It’s very difficult to consistently kill mature deer out in the open. I’ve killed some nice bucks in such areas throughout the years. But situations have to be just right in order...


How to Be Quiet While Deer Hunting

I can’t help but get a little annoyed when sticks start snapping and leaves start crackling. But the worst? When I see people walk to the treestand like it’s a walk in the park. Picking flowers on the way to the stand. Touching everything within reach. It kills me. Obviously,...


How to Deer Hunt in Staging Areas

Deer hunting is a tough endeavor. Getting within bow range of a deer, especially one with some age on it, is no easy feat. They rarely move in daylight. And when they do, it’s often not far from their bed. But you can’t hunt there. That’s a one-way ticket to...


Michael Pitts Educates Pro Hunters

Michael Pitts in yet another attempt to show up the pros. Is it working? Let us know in the comments below. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . And follow us on Facebook . It's the 21st...


Reasons Why You Shouldn't Hunt Mornings During the Early Season

The season is here. You have spent every available evening for the past few weeks sitting on a distant hill watching the bean field through your spotting scope. Your target buck, along with three or four of his buddies, appear each evening like clockwork, entering the field on the trail...


Fact or Fiction: The Post Velvet Whitetail Lull

My big plans for a velvet white-tailed buck fell through again. I had some nice bucks on camera but uncooperative weather -- ill winds mostly -- permitted limited stand time. My best stand was also being haunted by a cougar (a young calf was killed nearby), and that didn't help...


The 2017 Chevy Truck with Realtree Xtra Camo

Are you a Chevy fanatic? Chances are great that you are. But even if you aren't, you will be after seeing the new 2017 Chevy truck with Realtree camo. Give it a look. And a test drive. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos...


GO Hunting: Realtree Archery Edition Mobile Game

This is an incredible mobile game. It's a fun way to pass time on the couch or in the treestand. Download it today. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . And follow us on Facebook . It's...


10 Least Pressured Deer Hunting States in America

Pressure is a very important factor in hunting. It doesn’t matter what your goals are. Whether you’re a meat hunter, trophy hunter, or a little of both, the amount of hunting pressure an area receives can make or break your hunt, or even your season. How we received these results...


How to Gut a Deer in Less Than 2 Minutes

We already knew Fred Eichler was a legend. But did you know he can gut a deer in just a few seconds? Watch as he makes very quick work of this deer. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer...


The Difference Between Daytime and Nighttime Buck Beds

Scouting is important for hunting success. But it’s crucial when trying to capitalize on a mature buck. As such, part of every good scouting plan is to locate buck bedding areas. And once you find them, you need to be able to distinguish a few different things — one of...


Another State Looks to Ban Deer Urine for Hunting

Deer urine has been a hot-button issue for a few years now. Several states have already banned urine. And others are looking to. Why? They say it’s because of the ability to spread CWD through the use of urine. According to Reuven Blau with the New York Daily News ,...


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