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.

  • 20 Tips for Blood Trailing Deer

    Blood trailing isn’t just a skill. It’s an art. It takes years of practice and a lot of blood trails to gain the experience it takes to become proficient. To accomplish this, don’t just blood trail your own deer. Help other people blood trail theirs, too. This will increase your...

  • ScoutLook Hunting App Offers New Property Line Feature

    I’m still a fairly young man; but those who know me call me an old soul. I like new-school, hi-tech bowhunting equipment; but I take just as much enjoyment from shooting a recurve. Call me conflicted. Call me whatever you want. But I love it all — both tactics that...

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8 Types of Deer Crossings You Should Hunt

Some say work hard. Others say work smart. I say do both. And when it comes to hunting whitetails, both are important ingredients for success. Which leads me to one of the most important tactics known to bowhunters — hunting near deer crossings (or pinch-points). These are key to hunting...


Bill Proposes Massive Cuts to CRP Program Funding

The number of threats to deer hunting is reaching an all-time high. From Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) to declining hunter number and bad government policies, we’re fighting fires on all fronts. The latest one — Senate Bill 2557 . According to the National Deer Alliance...


Kentucky Proposes Massive Changes to Deer Hunting Seasons and Regulations

According to Kentucky.gov , The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission recently proposed new deer hunting changes to the season dates and regulations for the 2018-19 season. These proposed changes come on the heels of a historic EHD outbreak throughout the eastern half of the state. On top of...


Watch the First Half of Realtree's The Reason for the Hunt Season One

As outdoorsmen, a big part of life, is life in the wild. The outdoors is high on our list of priorities. That's who we are. And we're proud of it. We're real people living real lives and hunting is a massive part of that for us. We know if you're...


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. Gear Review: Rocky Broadhead Ultra Grip Gloves in Realtree Xtra Now, I’m not saying your granddaddy ain’t a good deer hunter. Chances are he’s killed more deer...


Watch the Complete Second Season of Midwest Whitetail's Chasing November

Are you a deer hunter? Missing fall? Midwest Whitetail has a reputation that rivals any deer hunting tradition out there. They hunt to live. And they live to hunt. That shows in their videos. And they bring some of the most action-packed deer hunting to viewers all across the country...


8 Off-Season Land Management Tips for Deer Hunters

The off-season. It isn’t limited to baseball and football. Hunters have an off-season, too. But those who take the initiative might not feel like they do. Gear Review: Sombriolet Hat in Realtree Camo Those who work hard during the off-season oftentimes are more prepared for the following fall. Not to...


10 Important Off-Season Duties for All Deer Hunters

A true deer hunter knows the fun of deer hunting isn’t in the kill. It’s not the tagging of a deer that brings us enjoyment. Gear Review: Sombriolet Hat in Realtree Camo February to August is no time to slack off. It’s the off-season — but only for the deer...


7 Things to Know About Buck Home Ranges

Deer are very tough critters to figure out. But the very foundation of figuring out how to kill one is determining where they live. Once you know where they bed, feed and water, the rest is knowing when to hunt and when not to and waiting on the right conditions...


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...


How to Age Deer with Jawbones

Aging deer has become a major part of quality deer management. Kip Adams with the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) has pulled a number of them to study. Here’s some insight into the world of aging deer with jawbones. “One of the most important skills for any deer manager involved...


15 Deer Hunting Myths Even Experienced Hunters Believe

There are myths out there in every facet of the world. And the deer hunting realm is no exception. The number of myths out there are many. And the deception is real. I’ll readily admit that I’ve believed in several of these at some point in my life. But education...


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