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.

  • Introducing the New Winchester Deer Season Slug

    Ammo — it’s what makes the deer hunting world go ‘round. Every fall, deer hunters stock up on it to shoot and hunt with. This year will be no different. What will be different though is a hot new slug option on the market, courtesy of Winchester. The new Deer...

  • What to Do When You Tag Out Early

    Deer hunting is full of bittersweet moments. Taking a deer is one of them. You’re happy because you achieved your goal, secured healthy venison for the table, and maybe even took a deer of a lifetime. But you’re sad because a journey has ended, and the hunt for that particular...

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Learning Individual Bucks’ Behaviors for Consistent Success

It seems like we preach this on a regular basis. But we do so for a reason. There are a lot of deer hunters out there who dream of tagging a trophy whitetail. Sure, that’s not what hunting is all about. It’s about much more than that. But most hunters...


Ryan Newman Arrows Giant 177-Inch Whitetail Buck

Apparently, Ryan Newman isn't just good at driving a car. It turns out he can shoot a bow and hunt a deer, too. Here's the proof. Don't Miss: The Midwestern Whitetail Expert’s Guide to Failure Everywhere Else Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals?...


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13 Mistakes Rookie Deer Hunters Make

Deer hunting is a never-ending journey. If you do it and do it right, you should never stop learning. We can know a lot about the white-tailed deer due to the extensive research biologists are conducting. We can perfect approaches and tactics by observing whitetail behavior and implementing said tactics...


Remove Your Bow Quiver to Become a Better Archer

I started a new turkey season a while ago, really just looking forward to stretching my legs after months behind a desk and having a look around to gauge prospects as the season begins to unwind. I was prepared for action though, stuffing a tiny fanny pack with calls and...


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Whitetail Taxidermy Poses for Your Next Deer Mount

Killing a big mature buck is hard. There isn’t anything easy about it. So when it all finally comes together, you want to cherish and remember that memory . You want to encapsulate it. And I like to do that by having my deer mounted. I visited Sam Coffey of...


State Enacts Emergency Rules to Protect Deer and Prevent Spread Of CWD

AUGUSTA, Maine -- With Chronic Wasting Disease discovered in bordering Quebec, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries implemented emergency rules today designed to protect Maine’s deer and moose herds, and keep Maine CWD-free. “Chronic Wasting Disease is the most serious threat facing our deer and moose populations in modern times,”...


The Craziest Whitetail Rut Action You've Ever Seen

There's a good hunt. And then there's the hunt of a lifetime. This was the latter for Michael Waddell on a past Kansas hunt. Check it out. You'll be glad you did. Don't Miss: 5 Times Mature Bucks Are More Apt to Move in Daylight Are you a deer hunter...


The Most Epic Deer Hunt In Bone Collector History

It's cooler than an ice sculpture, smoother than a silk blanket, and weirder than snow on a sunny day. And you want to check it out. Do it now. Don't Miss: 5 Times Mature Bucks Are More Apt to Move in Daylight Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn...


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5 Reasons Not to Call to Whitetail Deer

Calling is a tactic that is either loved or hated by most modern deer hunters. It either works a lot for them, or it rarely does. There isn’t much in-between. But I’m in-between. There are certain times that I will call to deer. But more times than not, I won’t...


The New Knight & Hale Sneeze-Wheeze Call

A snort-wheeze call can be very effective in the fall deer woods. It's important to carry one in your pack each time afield. You never know when you might need it. Here's a look at the new Knight & Hale Sneeze-Wheeze call, courtesy of Michael Pitts. This new product was...


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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...


Bowhunting Small Game: The Ultimate Learning Experience

When I was young and still earning my bowhunting stripes, we pursued rabbits, squirrels and prairie dogs to hone shooting skills and gain confidence before graduating to bigger game. There's no better way to become a more proficient bowhunter than to bowhunt. Better yet, small-game seasons are normally open well...


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