Episode 391, May 21st, 2017
2017's Most Watched
Grant's Recent Blog Posts
- Maximize The Growing Season!
- Preparing For Summer: Ticks
- The Benefits Of Roller Crimping
- The Power Of Cover Crops
- Burning Is For The Birds!
- Gobbler Getting Decoy Strategies
- Internships And Experience
- How To Get Great Turkey Pictures
- Scouting and Early Season Success
- 4 Ways You Can Improve Your Turkey Hunting Footage
- Advanced Trail Camera Tactics
- Providing Minerals for Deer Herd Health
- Soil Samples and Healthy Roots
- Life & Deer Hunting
- Fire, Habitat and Hunting
- The Late Winter Stress Period
- Trapping Predators Boosts Nest Success
- Controlling Tick Populations
- Quality Food Plots
- Hunting Tips For Late Season Success
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Establishment And Maintenance
(Ep. 391, May 21st, 2017) After a brief Memorial Day message, it's turkey hunting in Kansas with Heath and Lindsey Martin. They work their strategies, changing locations and calling patterns, to get toms into range! Then we turn our attention to summer food plots and the benefits of cover crops.
(Ep. 390, May 14th, 2017) Strategies for turkey hunting in the late season as gobblers get quiet! Watch as Daniel and Clay work to tag a tom! Plus, find out how the Steel Buffalo (roller crimper) can help lead to food plot success. It's the first step for better soils/food plots without fertilizer.
(Ep. 389, May 7th, 2017) Watch Pops Woods successful turkey hunt during the long beard lull. Grant shares the details of why that blind was the best location for tagging a tom at that point in the season. Plus, see new techniques and secrets to more successful food plots.
(Ep. 388, April 30th, 2017) Four (4) hunts in this video with gobblers coming in to the call and putting on a show! These hunts will make great memories with fast hunting action! Watch to see how each hunt plays out with Pops, Raleigh, then Chase and Rylan White.
(Ep. 385, April 9th, 2017) First, an Easter greeting, then advice for a landowner in big farm country to improve his property for even bigger bucks and better hunting. See a few details of those recommendations and more on establishing spring food plots and improving wildlife habitat.
(Ep. 384, April 2nd, 2017) Turkey hunters new and old will enjoy this video with tips on how to cluck, yelp, and more with a diaphragm mouth call; plus strategies on when and where to use each call. Turkey hunting and spring food plots go hand in hand - stay tuned to the end to see why clover is an part of our food plot program, and tips on how to get the most from clover food plots.
(Ep. 382, March 19th, 2017) A massive "how to" video: detailed tips for frost seeding clover to get the maximum use from your food plots. Followed by tried and true expert tips and strategies for using decoys when turkey hunting. Stay tuned to the see the tool we use to determine if there's enough food for the deer on The Proving Grounds.
(Ep. 380, March 5th, 2017) It's time to start preparing for spring food plots! In this video, see a detailed guide on how to correctly take a soil sample. Plus, learn what steps we are taking to reduce ticks on the deer here at The Proving Grounds.
(Ep. 379, February 26th, 2017) Dr. Woods works with a landowner creating a plan to improve his hunting grounds with many details shared for specific projects and strategies. Then there's fire on The Proving Grounds! Prescribed fire is a tool for trained professionals. Get the training and apply these tips. Stay tuned to the end to see another great tool to enhance your deer herd's health.
(Ep. 357, September 25th, 2016) Early season bow hunting challenges and adventures! From Colorado elk hunting to the opening weekend of Missouri archery season - see the hunts unfold here! Plus, learn about an experimental technique used to improve soil health.
(Ep. 353, August 28th, 2016) Deer hunters are turning thoughts to deer season and fall food plots! Weather and soil moisture play a major role in when to plant. Watch as we share tips and techniques that help to get the most out of each food plot despite the challenges of rocky soil and dry weather.
(Ep. 352, August 22nd, 2016) Hunting strategies shared at our 6th annual Fall Field Day event. Tips and tactics for early to late season hunting tactics, scouting, food plots, habitat management, and much more!
(Ep. 348, July 24th, 2016) There is more to aging a buck than antlers! Grant shares what to look for to age bucks. Then more food plot facts and tips. Get the most out of your fall food plots with the information shared here.
(Ep. 347, July 17th, 2016) An experiment with a new technique for planting food plots paid off with very promising results: see this alternative for quick and easy fall food plots! Plus, what to look for to create dynamite hidey hole food plots. Watch all this along with off season practice techniques that helps to become more accurate bow hunters at crunch time!
(Ep. 346, July 10th, 2016) The best strategies for deer hunting include finding the limited resource during the hunting season. Watch to see how to identify the limited resources along with tips on how to transform pastureland for improved hunting. Stay tuned to the end to see a new hit list buck!
(Ep. 345, July 3rd, 2016) The 2016 hunting hit list is under way. Watch to see what bucks are already on the list. Plus, it's never too early to break out the rifle and get it sighted in! Grant heads to the local Bass Pro Shops to send some Winchester rounds down range! Then the team goes deep into the timber country of Mississippi to develop a property plan for better deer hunting. See their recommendations on how to transform a timbered property into a wildlife haven.
(Ep. 342, June 12th, 2016) We're in the blind taking aim on a few groundhogs that are wreaking havoc on our food plots. While in the Redneck Blind we see some developing antlers which put our aging deer on the hoof skills to the test. Stay tuned to see a fawn robber in action!
(Ep. 341, June 5th, 2016) Watch to see how we strategically improve one of the biggest feeding food plots for better deer hunting this fall. Then setting-up the new left-handed Prime Rize Bow for Adam!
(Ep. 340, May 29th, 2016) Planting food plots for a great spot for late season bow hunting action. Learn how you can protect your property and the investment of food plots by planting with the "messy" technique. Stay tuned to see how a hot zone electric fence can be strategically used for a bow hunting hot spot in a field that previously was strictly used for rifle hunting.
(Ep. 339, May 22nd, 2016) Watch and learn our techniques for planting small, hidey-hole food plots and improving the soil at the same time. Small food plots make great stand locations and better soil will produce more forage to attract and feed deer. Stay tuned to see more on mineral stations and "how to" on necessary maintenance for your shotgun post turkey season.
(Ep. 337, May 8th, 2016) Turkey hunts where two great long beards are tagged right off the roost! Watch how Seth and Adam convince their gobblers to close the distance soon after daybreak. Then, a Kansas opening day tom gets a dose of the Long Beard XR. Watch Jerry and Aaron work together to make the hunt a success after this bird throws them a curve ball!
(Ep. 333, April 10th, 2016) Tips and strategies for better deer and turkey hunting were shared at the recent Spring Field Day. Grab a pen and paper! This episode is loaded with information! We cover strategies for food plots, tree plots, bow hunting setups and habitat management practices. Plus the latest insider information on ammunition, broadheads, filming accessories and game calls.
(Ep. 331, March 27th, 2016) Scouting for upcoming turkey hunts with early morning owl hooting, Reconyx Trail Cameras, and more! Plus: habitat management to improve deer hunting next fall with staging areas and prescribed fire.
(Ep. 330, March 20th, 2016) An brief Easter greeting then new research on the ideal deer hunting weather. Plus, see the steps we take to prepare for planting food plots and a successful hunting season. Bigger antlers, healthier deer and maximum yield in your plots starts with one thing - soil samples!
(Ep. 329, March 13th, 2016) Grant and Adam head to Florida for a hog hunt! Watch as the first morning settled in a Redneck Hay Bale Blind produces some "Prime" pork. After the bow hunt, the team puts in a food plot with the new Genesis drill. Then the experts at Flatwood Natives show to maximize the production of tree plots.
(Ep. 328, March 6th, 2016) Food plots go beyond selecting a seed variety, planting, and hunting! Check out the planting technique that attracts wildlife, improves their nutrition, and builds better soil! Spring turkey hunting is on our minds too! Pre-season scouting can be difficult with tough work schedules, but it can be done! Watch how we locate and scout turkeys before opening day.
(Ep. 317, December 18th, 2015) A brief Christmas greeting then a bow hunt with Dr. Woods where he shares the strategy behind his successful hunt. Next it's opening day of Iowa's Shotgun season when Rory brings down a nice Iowa buck! Stay tuned to the end for tips on making venison summer sausage.
(Ep. 316, December 13th, 2015) Three deer hunts in this episode: Grant has a hit list buck encounter, then the Oklahoma Pro Staff teams get on the board when Daniel arrows a doe. Brecca follows up and tags her first buck! Catch the excitement then stay tuned for tips on predator trapping and making a small food plot.
(Ep. 303, September 13th, 2015) Food plots are one of the most important tools for deer managers. The best food plot programs are designed for both bigger antlers, healthier deer, and healthier soils. Watch this episode for tips on how it can be done in a variety of conditions and budgets.
(Ep. 302, September 6th, 2015) Deer season is close! In this video we take a look at fall food plots and hunting strategies for the early season: water sources.
(Ep. 301, August 30th, 2015) All hands are on deck to get ready for deer season in this video: Easy fall food plots with August rain, scouting a new hunting property and hanging tree stands, then filling out the 2015 hit list with mature bucks!
(Ep. 300, August 23rd, 2015) Celebrating 300 videos by GrowingDeer.tv! Then we focus on the kill zone as deer season gets another week closer: practice ideas for bow hunters, shoot or don't shoot injured bucks, aging a mystery buck, treestand safety, and food plot equipment maintenance.
(Ep. 299, August 17th, 2015) Deer hunters congregated at The Proving Grounds to hear expert tips, information and advice on everything from planting trees for tree plots, trapping predators, ballistics, using decoys, to food plots, prescribed fire use and tree stands at the 2015 Field Day event. This special feature length video shares an in-depth look at several of the presentations.
(Ep. 298, August 9th, 2015) Practice ideas for bow hunters then a look at the why, where and how of creating a small food plot using only hand tools. See how a problem hunting a sloped food plot is resolved with a new tower stand. Want to see more deer? Learn how to tell the difference between red and white acorns from a distance!
(Ep. 295, July 19th, 2015) Which arrows to shoot this fall? Lightweight for speed or heavy for punch power? Watch Grant test both types and make his decision. Plus, check out how the food plots are holding up with intense summer browse pressure.
(Ep. 292, June 28th, 2015) A brief 4th of July message then the focus on a new buck revealed by the Reconyx trail cameras. He's a big one! We need your help to give him a name! Then see how our food plots stood up to the recent rain storms and why.
(Ep. 291, June 21st, 2015) Action in the food plots with fawns, turkey poults, and a new soybean variety. It will be great for bow hunting in the small food plots where it is planted. Plus, how to control invasive plants like multiflora rose.
(Ep. 290, June 14th, 2015) Making a big buck hunting hot spot for the late season by moving a Hot Zone electric fence. Plus, see the beautiful results from prescribed fire on the native forage and flowers. Stay tuned for the amazing velvet antlers and an awesome shot on a pesky groundhog!
(Ep. 289, June 7th, 2015) Grant shares a technique for bow shooting practice now to be steady in the deer stand next deer season. Then a better way to age bucks, plus improving tree plots for a hunting hot spot this fall.
(Ep. 288, May 31st, 2015) Sharing some of the techniques we've learned for great food plots: forage soybeans, clover, wheat, the advantage of cover crops, soil conservation, and more.
(Ep. 287, May 24th, 2015) Two turkey hunts that show the fast and the slow side of turkey hunting! Then it's spring food plots with tips for better clover and soybean food plots.
(Ep. 286, May 17th, 2015) Seth and Chase team up for several days of turkey hunting where they are challenged to get a gobbler in range! Finally, they each get a tom in range and down! Plus, advice for better spring food plots and protecting your soil.
(Ep. 281, April 12th, 2015) Is prescribed fire worth the effort? Watch this episode as we checkout areas burned late last summer. Plus, the soil will soon be warm enough for planting. We will explain what to do to prepare your fall/winter plot for spring planting.
(Ep. 280, April 5th, 2015) Spring deer management tasks: minerals and food plots! See why one plot worked great while the other is missing one thing!
(Ep. 279, March 29th, 2015) After a brief Easter greeting it's habitat management with a prescribed fire at Troy Landry's farm in Kansas (begins 1:08), then a demonstration of frost seeding food plots (begins 4:33). Then Adam shares how he practices so that he's ready for early spring bow hunting wild turkeys (begins 6:12).
(Ep. 278, March 22nd, 2015) Bow hunting wild hogs in south Florida! Grant arrows two pigs then shows how to process a hog at mark 5:46. Following the hunt Grant visits with a South Carolina landowner to give suggestions to improve his deer hunting property (begin 7:15).
(Ep. 275, March 2nd, 2015) Whitetail food plots are being put to the test with harsher than normal winter conditions around much of the country. Watch this video to see how these food plots are providing great winter forage and why. Plus, (starts 6:20) turkey season is just around the corner so it's time to get the gear ready!
(Ep. 273, February 16th, 2015) Step by step on how to skin out a coyote for the tannery for a beautiful fur! Then, "Swamp People" star Troy Landry needs help improving his deer hunting property in Kansas (begin 9:20) Grant takes a tour then shares suggestions for improving the food plots, stand locations, creating cover and bedding areas, and shed hunting.
(Ep. 268, January 11th, 2015) Early deer hunting success for a property in Kentucky that is working to improve their deer habitat and hunting. See highlights from their hunts, plus: what Grant thinks is possibly the best food plot program for white-tailed deer.
(Ep. 252, September 21st, 2014) How to quickly improve food plots for food throughout the fall and winter months, plus: How to make an early bow hunting attractant for whitetails!
(Ep. 250, September 7th, 2014) Easy food plots, tree plots, and Getting Serious about the 2014 Big Buck Hit List!
(Ep. 237, June 8th, 2014) Easy Food Plot And Habitat Management Tips For Better Hunting And Healthier Deer: Plus, An Opportunity to Win A Hay Bale Blind And A ScentMaster Box
(Ep. 235, May 26th, 2014) The Prime Total Archery Challenge, Plus: A Missouri Turkey Hunt and Advice For Managing Food Plots
(Ep. 234, May 19th, 2014) Two Hunts and Three Birds Down As Prostaff Team Of Heath & Lindsey Martin Turkey Hunt In Kansas And Arkansas, Plus:Profiling Spring Food Plots
(Ep. 228, April 7th, 2014) Early Season Archery Only Nebraska Turkey Hunt, Plus: How To Get Food Plots Off To The Best Start
(Ep. 226, March 24th, 2014) Advice To Improve Deer Hunting On A 100 Acre Property, Creating Productive Food Plots, And A Comparison Of A New Turkey Load
(Ep. 225, March 17th, 2014) Keys To Growing Great Clover Food Plots, Plus: Finding Giant Shed Antlers In Indiana
(Ep. 224, March 10th, 2014) How To Take A Soil Sample, Plus: Advice For An Illinois Hunting Property
(Ep. 223, March 2nd, 2014) New Whitetail Research, Food Plot Advice, Feral Hogs, Shed Antlers And A Piebald Deer!
(Ep. 222, February 24th, 2014) Hack-n-Squirt For Honey Locusts, Plus: Winter Whitetails and More Chores
(Ep. 221, February 17th, 2014) Defining The Limiting Factors For 3 Kentucky Whitetail Properties
(Ep. 220, February 10th, 2014) Deer Management Tools: Predator Trapping, Fire, And Winter Food Plots
(Ep. 203, October 14th, 2013) Bow Hunting In Indiana: 3 Deer Down, Plus Blind Placement & Food Plot Tips
(Ep. 201, September 30th, 2013) Hunt Food Plots or Acorns? Help For Clover Plots Plus: Deer Dead From EHD
(Ep. 199, September 16th, 2013) Targeting Several Big, Older Bucks For Hunting This Season, Plus: Fall Food Plots & Shot Placement Tips
(Ep. 195, August 19th, 2013) Hog Hunting Surprise As Deer Pour Into The Field Plus: How To Make A Hidey Hole Food Plot
(Ep. 194, August 12th, 2013) Is There Enough Food Or Re-Plant For Fall? How To Decide.
(Ep. 188, July 1st, 2013) Tips To Help Food Plots Survive The Summer Heat Plus More Uses For Your Trail Camera
(Ep. 186, June 17th, 2013) Protecting Food Plots And Testing Shooting Skills With Ground Hog Hunting
(Ep. 185, June 10th, 2013) A Late Season Kansas Turkey Hunt; Plus Managing Food Plot Pests And Problems
(Ep. 183, May 27th, 2013) Food Plot Strategies That Will Improve The Deer Herd And Hunting At Your Property
(Ep. 182, May 20th, 2013) Tips For Better Food Plots Plus Adam Calls In a Real Limb Hanger!
(Ep. 175, April 1st, 2013) How To Prune Fruit Trees For Better Hunting Next Fall
(Ep. 174, March 25th, 2013) Critical Tips For Spring Food Plots, Plus: Tips For Scouting Turkeys With Trail Cameras
(Ep. 171, March 4th, 2013) Coyote Hunting Action Plus How To Frost Seed Clover Food Plots
(Ep. 166, January 28th, 2013) How To Set Up A Trail Camera Deer Survey Plus More Trapping And Food Plot Tips
(Ep. 165, January 21st, 2013) Arrows Flyin' & Does Dropping, Plus How To Measure The Quality Of Your Food Plot Forage
(Ep. 148, September 24th, 2012) Tips For Hunting In Early Bow Season Plus More Fall Food Plots Tips!
(Ep. 146, September 10th, 2012) Hard Antlers And Lush Food Plots: It's Time To Get Ready For Deer Season!
(Ep. 143, August 19th, 2012) Highlights From The Land & Wildlife Expo & Field Day! Plus, Tips For Fall Food Plots
(Ep. 140, July 30th, 2012) Changing Hunting Strategies Because of the Drought: Bucks, Corn, and Coyotes
(Ep. 137, July 9th, 2012) Whitetail Habitat Management: Tips for Building New Food Plots, Antlers Found and a Drought Update
(Ep. 136, July 2nd, 2012) Hot Zone for Fall Deer Hunting; Plus Success With Trapping Ground Hogs!
(Ep. 133, June 11th, 2012) New Food Plots: Eagle Beans Are Popping; Plus Hungry Ground Hogs Must Be Dealt With...
(Ep. 132, June 4th, 2012) Better Timber Means Better Deer Habitat - Plus - Tips on Hanging Treestands Now
(Ep. 129, May 14th, 2012) The What, When, Where, Why and How of Creating a New Food Plot
(Ep. 126, April 23rd, 2012) Unexpected Twists in the First Turkey Hunt of the Season, Plus Spring Food Plot Tips
(Ep. 125, April 16th, 2012) Scouting A New Property; Plus Ideas on How to Grow Bigger Antlers This Fall
(Ep. 123, April 2nd, 2012) Evaluating the Best Food Plot Choices and Shed Antler Hunting Tips
(Ep. 120, March 12th, 2012) Early Spring Shed Hunting And Food Plot Tips for Bigger Antlers Next Year
(Ep. 96, September 26th, 2011) Week 1of Whitetail Archery Season: Hunting Strategies and Fall Food Plot Tips
(Ep. 84, July 4th, 2011) A Tactic for Harvesting Mature Bucks
(Ep. 82, June 20th, 2011) Calling Coyotes, Summer Food Plots, and Deer Stand Placement Tips
(Ep. 81, June 13th, 2011) How To Improve Your Property and Hunting Skills for a Better Deer Season!
(Ep. 80, June 6th, 2011) Summer Plans and Tasks for A Great Fall Deer Season
(Ep. 79, May 30th, 2011) Spring Food Plots Tips: When, Where, What & Why
(Ep. 78, May 23rd, 2011) Deer Hunters are Deer Managers: The Deer Steward Short Course
(Ep. 71, April 4th, 2011) Better Dirt Means Bigger Antlers: Take A Soil Sample And Get A Soil Test
(Ep. 69, March 21st, 2011) Food Plot Strategies for Hunting and Managing White-tailed Deer
(Ep. 68, March 14th, 2011) Preparation for Spring Food Plots: Tips for Frost Seeding Clover
(Ep. 46, October 11th, 2010) What To Do When Armyworm Invades Food Plots Plus Special Segment Of A Buck Fight!
(Ep. 43, September 20th, 2010) Early Season Bow Hunting Challenges Plus More Food Plot Tips
(Ep. 42, September 13th, 2010) Best Practice For Planting Food Plots: Plant Before A Rain Plus Other Food Plot Decisions
(Ep. 40, August 30th, 2010) Hunters Gather At The Proving Grounds To Learn Deer Hunting Techniques
(Ep. 39, August 23rd, 2010) What To Do When Whitetails Over-Browse A Food Plot Plus Tips For Scouting With Trail Cameras
(Ep. 38, August 16th, 2010) Tips On What To Do For Food Plots and Whitetails During Summer Drought
(Ep. 34, July 19th, 2010) Food plots: Making Sure The Balance Tips Toward Antlers!
(Ep. 33, July 12th, 2010) How To Prevent Food Plot Browse Damage: Plus A Look At Native Species Deer Love
(Ep. 32, July 5th, 2010) Summer Maintenance For Food Plots & Trail Camera Tips
(Ep. 31, June 28th, 2010) Tips On How To Create Quality Summer Food Plots; Plus Get More From Native Plants Deer Love
(Ep. 30, June 21st, 2010) How To Grow The Best Clover Food Plots Plus More Wildlife Management Advice
(Ep. 29, June 14th, 2010) How To Protect Food Plots For Better Hunting
(Ep. 28, June 7th, 2010) How To Judge Food Plots For Antler Production: Do They Measure Up?
(Ep. 27, May 31st, 2010) How To Prevent A Potential Food Plot Disaster
(Ep. 24, May 10th, 2010) Best Spring Food Plot Planting Tips: No Till Planting Plus Exciting Turkey Hunts
(Ep. 23, May 3rd, 2010) Calling Turkeys and Callibrating Drills: Spring Tasks For The Hunter
(Ep. 22, April 26th, 2010) Antler Dirt Is A Soil Amendment/Fertilizer We Use To Grow Better Food Plots And Bigger Antlers
(Ep. 19, April 5th, 2010) Food Plots In Southern Thinned PInes Are Perfect Shooting Lanes And Travel Routes For Whitetails
(Ep. 18, March 29th, 2010) How To Tell If Your Food Plots Are Working: Tips For Better Food Plots
(Ep. 17, March 22nd, 2010) Looking For Whitetail Trophies - Plus Food Plot Planning Tips
(Ep. 14, March 1st, 2010) Winter Wheat For Food Plots: Easy, Attractive, And Nutritious!
(Ep. 13, February 22nd, 2010) Corn And Carbohydrates Are Important For Energy And Protein For Whitetails
(Ep. 12, February 16th, 2010) What Deer Eat in Late Winter: Why Winter Food Plots Are Important To Whitetails