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.

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How to Get in a Buck’s Way

Most of the time, whitetails use the land and terrain in the manner that keeps them safest. Too often, we hunters try to make deer go places and do things that contradict their instincts. Calling, decoys, scents, bait piles and even habitat improvements like food plots and hinge-cutting all have...


6 Types of Maps and How They Help Deer Hunters

I’ve always been a huge proponent of using low-impact scouting methods before implementing in-the-field scouting. The digital age we live in puts numerous tools at our disposal that can help us make wiser decisions when selecting, managing and hunting a given property. Ben Harshyne of Hunterra Maps knows this well...


Pro Tip: 15 Pieces of Deer Gear You Can’t Be Without

Everyone forgets a piece of gear on occasion. And, if you’re anything like me, it seems like your equipment always breaks at the wrong time. It’s good to have a backup plan when things go wrong. But what things are most likely to be forgotten? What items are most prone...


Bump Scouting Deer

Don’t bump, pressure or spook deer. That’s what every expert, from TV show hosts to writers to podcasters, will tell you. Me? I say spook them all. But only once. I call it the bump scout, and it is one of the best ways to find a great hunting spot...


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25 Cool Trail Camera Photos You've Never Seen

I’ll admit to being a trail camera junkie. I run about 35 of them every year. Naturally, with several cameras running at all times, I receive some interesting images. Here are 25 of the wildest from the past few seasons.


Monster Bucks: Bad Shot on 180-Inch Oklahoma Deer?

In this installment of Monster Bucks, Daniel McVay sits high in a tree in Nowheresville, Oklahoma, and he's after a 180-inch giant. The monarch chases does into the open several times, but McVay has to watch the buck a long time before he gets a shot at him. Then, when...


Monster Bucks: Kansas Stud Charges Grunt Call

Check out this hunt from Kansas, where HeadHunters TV's Randy Birdsong calls a giant buck into bow range and takes a shot. The hit is a little low, but good enough to do the job. This action-packed rut hunt originally aired on Monster Bucks XXIII, Volume 1. Hunt Tactic Used...


T-Bone Arrows Monster Mule Deer At Close Range

Bone Collector's Travis "T-Bone" Turner knows how to shoot a Hoyt bow . His long-range capabilities are legendary, and sometimes a long shot is needed on a mule deer hunt. But not on this one. This hunt originally aired on Monster Bucks XXIII, and in it, T-Bone gets up close...


Krysten McDaniel Hunts Crazy Non-Typical Buck

Krysten McDaniel and her husband, Josh, are big-buck slayers, but this beast of a buck is one of the duo's coolest. This whitetail likely sports some of the craziest antler characteristics in Monster Bucks history. The hunt originally aired on Monster Bucks XXIV. Hunt Tactic Used : Krysten and Josh...


10 Virtues of Good Deer Hunters

Virtues are instilled in us at an early age, but perfecting them takes a lifetime. Just as being virtuous is an important part of our humanity, it’s also important to who we are as deer hunters. Here are 10 virtues that directly impact your deer hunting success and enjoyment. The...


Tested: AccuBow Training Device for 3D Archers and Bowhunters

Being a good archer is all about consistent form, which requires muscle memory. And to build muscle memory, you need repetition through practice. Trouble is, it’s not always convenient to set up a target and shoot arrows. Enter AccuBow, the first augmented reality archery training device, no arrows required. I...


Monster Bucks: Blanton Tags Giant Drop-Tine Buck

Watch this flashback of Realtree's David Blanton on a South Texas hunt from the early 2000s. Bone Collector's Nick Mundt is behind the camera when Blanton pulls the trigger on a giant drop-tine buck. Originally airing on Monster Bucks XI, this is one of the best muzzleloader hunts the Realtree...


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