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.

  • Food Plot Tip: Planting Egyptian Wheat as a Plot Screen

    Food plots have become a big part of deer management and hunting plans throughout the country. Providing additional nutrient-rich food sources for whitetails and other wildlife is both beneficial for them and increases your odds of success come hunting season. And as we’ve covered in previous discussions, planting the right...

  • Cheap Shot: New Polymer Tip Broadheads for About a Dollar

    Manufacturer: Cold Steel Model: Cheap Shot MSRP: $12.14 (10 pack) Grain: 100 Broadheads of late are fairly pricey. It’s hard to find a great 3-pack of broadheads for less than $35 or $40. Cold Steel knew that and recently introduced an all-new polymer broadhead which is appropriately given the Cheap...

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Iowa Reduces Available Deer Tags Due to CWD

Anyone who has applied or paid any attention to Iowa’s tough non-resident draw system for deer hunting understands how hard it is to get a tag for the state. Well, it’s about to get harder. The Iowa DNR is cutting the number of available buck tags for the 2017-18 season...


Scoped Muzzleloaders Now Legal for Deer Hunting in Minnesota

It’s not often big changes are made in state deer hunting regulations. But when they are, the effects are generally widespread. This year, Minnesota has decided to legalize scopes for muzzle-loading rifles. According to Dave Orrick with the Twin Cities Pioneer Press , he recognizes it’s a big shift in...


How to Bowhunt Early Season Mountain Mule Deer

Bowhunters will soon head into the high country in search of velvet-antlered mule deer. During early bow seasons, the biggest Rocky Mountain mule deer inhabit the highest timberline elevations. Such open habitat makes long-range glassing extremely rewarding, but also adds a high degree of challenge to stalking endeavors. Arriving with...


8 Reasons to Practice Quality Deer Management

Quality Deer Management (QDM) isn’t just about growing big bucks. Sure, it helps with that, too. But that’s not what it’s all about. Ultimately, it’s about helping the entire deer herd to prosper. And to do that, there’s certain things you need to do. But that’s for another post ...


7 Ways to Spook Less Deer with Your Trail Cameras

Trail cameras are extremely innovative. But they can be extremely ineffective if used improperly, too. Are you spooking deer with your trail cameras ? Odds are high that you are unless implementing these seven tactics. Read over them, and then let us know what you do differently in the comments...


Is That Head-Bobbing Deer Trying to Get You to Move? Maybe.

Anyone who’s hunted for any length of time has had a deer pick them off. Sometimes they peg you and immediately head for the hills. Other times, they don’t quite know what they’re seeing, but know it isn’t quite right. That’s generally when the head bobbing begins. So it begs...


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...


Deadline Looming for Outdoor Industry Scholarship Opportunity

Most of the time we have to seek out opportunities. But sometimes, however rare it may be, opportunities come looking for us. This is one of those times. Videography. Photography. Writing. Editing. Public relations. Etc. If you’re aspiring to work as an outdoor communicator, this is an opportunity you can’t...


12 Reasons Some Hunters Kill Big Deer But Others Don't

Some guys and gals seem to always kill big deer. Other hunters rarely do if ever. So what’s their secret? Well, it isn’t just one thing. But those who frequently kill big deer have certain things in common. These 12 things are some of those.


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...


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...


11 Deer Hunting Mistakes Even Experienced Hunters Make

Sometimes deer hunting seems like a simple thing. But most of the time our better judgment reminds us that there’s truly nothing simple about it. Whitetails are complex critters that take decades to understand. And while biologists and researchers have dispelled many myths and made huge strides, we’ve only begun...


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