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.

  • Michael Waddell on the Realtree Xtra Camo Pattern

    Realtree camo patterns have been keeping hunters hidden for more than 30 years. Here's Michael Waddell and his thoughts on how effective Realtree Xtra is for deer hunters. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . Follow us on Facebook .

  • 7 Reasons Most Bucks Don’t Die During the Rut

    It’s a common misconception that the rut is the best time to kill a whitetail. It can be. But that’s not always the case. Every situation is different. And most bucks survive the big dance. Ultimately, the rut isn’t a fix-all for deer hunters. And while it’s commonly referred to...

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10 Facts About the Whitetail Rut

The rut isn’t just the best time of year for a white-tailed deer. It’s the best time of year for a white-tailed deer hunter, too. Here are 10 interesting facts about the rut. Some of it is handy knowledge for the month of November (and other times for you southerners)...


Michael Pitts on Camera Guys

It's pretty clear that Michael Pitts doesn't think too highly of camera guys. Maybe he prefers camera girls instead? Who knows with this guy. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . Follow us on Facebook .


9 Tips for Decoying Pressured Deer

There is no doubt that watching a mature buck walk stiff-legged into your decoy set up is one of the most exciting ways to deer hunt. Fooling an old bruiser into stomping your decoy to pieces is the ultimate in deer deception. Many deer hunters maintain that, in order for...


5 Tips for Buying a Bow

It can be hard to decide what bow to purchase. That's why we're presenting these five tips to help decide when you're searching for a new bow. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . Follow us on Facebook .


Find the Antler: Michael Waddell Weeds Out the Knock-Off Brands

Some camo patterns try to be us. But there is no substitute for Realtree camo. Find the antler. Find the real camo. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . Follow us on Facebook .


Things Deer Hunters Never Say

There's some things you just don't say as a deer hunter. And Michael Pitts, Realtree's resident comedian, has those things covered. Don't Miss: 13 Things Public Land Deer Hunters Despise You For Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals? Check out our stories, videos...


5 Factors to Consider When Buying a Deer Hunting Rifle

Rifles are like shoes. They need to fit just right or it won’t work out the way you want it to. So remember these five things when you go to buy your next rifle. 1. Caliber While it’s important to use enough rifle to cleanly bring down your game, deer...


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...


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...


Find the Antler: Real Research Behind Real Camo Patterns

Some camo patterns slop paint on a canvas. Realtree uses true research and development to produce a pattern you can trust. Just ask Michael Waddell. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . Follow us on Facebook .


How to Take a Better Trophy Photo

Do you like to preserve the memories from your hunts with pictures? If so, follow these steps to better trophy photos. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . Follow us on Facebook .


7 Reasons You Shouldn't Rely on the Rut to Fill Your Tag

Okay. Let me explain before the hate mail starts piling up. The rut is in fact a fantastic time to deer hunt. And it’s a great time to kill a big mature buck. But if you’re targeting a specific deer, you might want to rethink your plans. Because the rut...


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