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 Difference Between a Buck’s Core Area and Home Range

    Mature white-tailed bucks are like old men — loyal to their surroundings, stuck in their ways and want nothing more than a full belly. They’re incredibly simple yet incredibly complex to figure out. And getting close to them — well, it ain’t happening unless your doe-eyed or packing a plate...

  • Huntin Grounds: Clearing Small Areas in Timber for Kill Plots

    Small kill plots can be a cheap and effective way to get the close shots you are looking for during deer season. Don't Miss: The 10 Commandments of Food Plots Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting...

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8 Land Improvements That Attract More Whitetails

Editor’s Note: Art Helin is a television host, wildlife photographer and devout outdoorsman. But he’s more than that — he’s a steward of the land and of the whitetail. Part of being a steward is doing whatever is necessary to help the local deer herd. For those who want to...


Whitetails Unlimited and Travis “T-Bone” Turner Promote Treestand Safety

Treestand safety is one of the most important aspects of deer hunting. In fact, falls from treestands remain the No. 1 cause of injury and death for deer hunting accidents. Some statistics: 35 percent of falls involve failure to inspect gear properly 86 percent of fall victims don’t wear a...


10 Ways You’re Killing Our Deer Hunting Heritage

Deer hunting means a lot of things to a lot of people. It’s one of the things many people live for. And to be honest, mankind wouldn’t be where it is today without it. At our very core, that’s who we are. We’re hunters. And we always will be. In...


7 Different Deer Taxidermy Options and Their Costs

Taxidermy has a rich history in North America. It’s been part of our deer hunting heritage for hundreds of years. Many people have had deer hanging on their walls for generations. See, deer mounts aren't just trophies as some people falsely believe. They’re preserved memories. They’re something to spark thoughts...


10 of the Best Deer Hunting Apps for 2018

Are you a deer hunting fanatic? Also a tech junkie? If so, or if you simply aspire to be, check out these 10 apps. They're 10 of the best deer hunting apps on the market today.


5 Great Deer Hunting Rifles for 2018

Guns. We love 'em. And we have a whole new lineup of new models coming out for 2018. If you're in the hunt for a new boom stick this season, give these five hot models a look.


Archer's Choice: RJ's First Whitetail

A first deer is a special thing. It's a rite of passage for most outdoorsmen. Here we find Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo taking their son RJ on a hunt where he tags his first deer. What an occasion. Don't Miss: 20 Realtree Pro Staffers with Their First Deer Are you...


Whitetail Freaks: Scent Control Tips for Deer Hunting

Are you one to go all out with your scent control? Or do you just play the wind? Hear what the Whitetail Freaks have to say on the issue. Don't Miss: 5 Things You Don’t Know About Deer Senses Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish...


Realtree.com Is Your Source for Deer Hunting Tips and Tactics

It’s during the sweltering heat of summer that hunters often find themselves most depressed. Turkey season has come and gone. Deer season is still two months out. And there’s nothing to do but wait. Well, that’s not entirely true. There’s plenty to be done. Now is the time for pre-season...


Huntin Grounds: Hinge-Cut to Create More Cover and Native Browse

Hinge-cutting is a very useful habitat-management tool. Keep it in your arsenal and carefully use it when necessary to improve the land you hunt on. Follow along as Steven Fuller with the Huntin Grounds provides a few tips. Don't Miss: 10 Ways to Create Better Bedding Cover for Deer Are...


Whitetail Freaks: How to Preserve Your Treestand Gear

Safety is of the utmost importance when dealing with treestands. If not used properly, and if caution is not taken, things can turn for the worse in a hurry. That's why it's important to always check, monitor and maintain your treestand gear so it stays in top condition. And when...


Whitetail Freaks: How to Deer Hunt Without Suitable Stand Locations

There are many ways to deer hunt. Stand hunting. Blind hunting. Spot-and-stalk hunting. Still hunting. The list goes on. But hunting from treestands is without a doubt the most popular method in America today. But there's not always an adequate stand location, is there? Whitetail Freaks' Don Kisky has the...


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