Author: Josh Honeycutt

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I’ve been an outdoor communicator since 2010. Since then, I’ve been blessed with a full-time career in the outdoors, and I’ve worked for most of the major hunting magazines and websites, including Field & Stream and Outdoor Life. As a deer and turkey hunter, these are the topics I cover most, but I also dabble in other areas, too, including conservation, predator hunting, small game hunting, and more.

Checking these boxes can ensure food plots grow the utmost tonnage possible. Food plots are part of most modern land managers’ annual duties. Deer hunters throughout the country plant these nutrient-rich dinner tables for deer. It’s a good practice, of course, but doing so without maximizing food plot yield is folly. Here are ways to maximize food plot yield, and this is why… Choose the Best Ground Some parts of a hunting property will be better for food plots than others. Oftentimes, different soil types exist throughout a tract of land. Finding the areas with the best soil, that also…

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Choosing the best practice target for your crossbow is much different than for a compound bow. Several different criteria needs to be considered due to the additional speed and energy developed by modern crossbows. Compound bows typically top out at around 350 FPS and 80-110 Ft-lbs of kinetic energy, whereas the newest crossbows regularly shoot up to 500 FPS with nearly 200 ft-lbs of kinetic energy. Here is a list of the best crossbow targets out today as well as some additional factors to consider when purchasing the best crossbow target for you. Our list of the best crossbow targets…

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF HONEYCUTT CREATIVE LLC Ten steps to set up treestands for crossbow hunters Crossbows have taken the hunting world by storm, and it’s understandable why—these things are effective. But setting up treestand locations for crossbows isn’t exactly the same for crossbow hunting as with a compound bow or firearm. Here is a look at how to optimize treestand locations for crossbow hunters. 1. POINT TREESTANDS DIRECTLY TOWARD THE ACTION Bowhunters oftentimes offset their treestands slightly left or right to make shooting easier. This is because, when drawing their bow, their draw-arm elbow tends to hit the tree trunk.…

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A look at high-quality crossbow hunting gear for the 2023 season The 2023 deer season is upon us, and crossbow hunters are gearing up for another successful fall and winter. Opening day is a holiday for most hunters, as it attracts millions of hunters to head afield. Of course, having quality gear can make that outing, and each following outing, more successful. As such, here is the deer season opening day gear guide for crossbow hunters. CROSSBOWS TenPoint Nitro 505 TenPoint Nitro 505 is the fastest crossbow on the market. It launches bolts at 505 fps with 227 foot-pounds of…

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What is the fastest crossbow? Check out these 430-plus-fps stick slingers available this year The crossbow market continues to march forward each year. The options available for 2023 don’t disappoint, either. Manufacturers continue to crank out better bows. Here, we’re highlighting some of the fastest crossbows available to consumers. With bows ranging from 430-505 fps, speed is front and center. Axe, Barnett, CenterPoint, Ravin, and TenPoint all have skin in the game here. Check out these incredible crossbows, all of which are among make our 2023 list for the fastest crossbow available. Barnett HyperTac – Prices vary from $639-$786 depending…

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