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Hunting Kansas: Tips for A Hang and Hunt – Episode #416

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It’s prime time for hunting, so Grant heads to Kansas in search of a buck! Watch as Grant and Daniel scout, hang, hunt, and encounter multiple bucks! Then see Pro Staff member James Harrison get on the board!

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A squirrel plays hide and seek with a young buckShort Clip:

Watch as a young buck and a squirrel play what looks like a game of hide and seek!

 

 

 

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Southpaw a 6 yr old buck

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In this blog, Grant shares strategies for hunting bucks during the rut!

 

 

 

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Spraying our decoy with D/Code

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Controlling scent on decoys can be key to luring deer into range!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Putting pre-rut hunting tactics into action! – Episode #415

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Watch as Pro Staffer Daniel Stefanoff self films his hunt where an incredible Oklahoma buck hits the red dirt! Grant and Daniel punch tags and have to make a tough decision from the stand. Plus, the deer were moving during Missouri’s youth season and we captured some incredible pre-rut buck behavior on video!

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Two deer decoysShort Clip:

Decoying can be a very effective hunting tactic! Grant shares his decoying techniques for getting a buck within range and broadside!

 

 

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Processing your own deer meat

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Do you enjoy eating deer backstraps? Tracy shares tips for preparing and cooking this choice cut of venison!

 

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A Morrell Target being used for target practice.

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Practicing throughout the season helps shooters know their bow is tuned and has not been damaged during a hunt!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kansas Buck And Doe Combo! – Episode #414

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Guess who is tagged out in Kansas? Lindsey Martin, that's who! She and Heath recently laid down over 400 lbs of deer when hunting a cold front in Kansas. Watch their hunts plus see three generations of Woods try to fill the freezer at The Proving Grounds!

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Rylan White with his first buck everShort Clip:

Last year Rylan White tagged his first buck ever during Missouri’s youth season! You can watch his hunt here!

 

 

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Rae Woods with her Caldwell practice targetnew weekly blog:

Taking a youth hunting is a great way to pass along the tradition of hunting! Find out how to make a youth hunt enjoyable and “successful”!

 

 

 

 

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Blood splatter on a leaf

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When blood trailing, look for the direction that the blood splatters. The splatters indicate the direction the deer was headed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are You Getting Deer In Range? – Episode #413

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Watch as Daniel gets behind the Prime and lets three arrows fly! See how each hunt resulted with deer within range and the lessons learned after one hunt ended in disappointment.

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Our hit list buck, Handy, in a Broadside food plot.Short Clip:

Do you have buck fever? Watch this short video for some of our best buck video from recent years.

 

 

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Venison quichenew weekly blog:

Here is another venison recipe. Jamie shares one of her family's favorite cool weather meals – venison quiche!

 

 

 

 

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A hunter in a tree using a Messenger grunt call.

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When blind grunting, start with soft grunts in case deer are near but have not yet been seen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Back To Back Doubles: 4 Deer Go Down In Two Afternoons! – Episode #412

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Watch four deer get tagged and learn how to use a grunt call in GrowingDeer episode 412.New Video

This week we are four deer closer to our management goal. Watch as Grant tags his first two deer of the 2017 season! The following afternoon Daniel punches two more tags! Plus, James Harrison visits The Proving Grounds where he shares how a grunt call can be used throughout the entire season!

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Grant with an Ozark buck he tagged during bow season.Short Clip:

In this short video we focus on one of the best hunts of 2016 when Grant arrows the buck “Tall 8.” It’s a Deer Hunt Rewind, Replay!

 

 

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LaCrosse boots on a ScentCrusher Ozone Equipment Station

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Drying your hunting boots before storing will help extend the life of your boots and help make the next hunt comfortable.

 

 

 

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Bow Hunting Success In New Mexico – Episode #411

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Watch a thrilling elk hunt in GrowingDeer episode 411.New Video

Watch as Grant comes down to the wire on his final afternoon of elk hunting in New Mexico. It is a race against time as he tries to sneak within range of two fighting bulls before shooting light ends!

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Southpaw, a hit list buck, at a Code Blue scrapeShort Clip:

An up close and personal look at one of our top hit list bucks, Southpaw!

 

 

 

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Grant Woods and James Harrison

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Hunters using deer calls will enjoy this video blog on deer vocalizations: how, why, and when to grunt throughout the entire deer season!

 

 

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Cleaning a Bloodsport arrow with a D/Code field wipe

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By cleaning used arrows with a scent eliminator wipe, you can easily remove blood and dirt AND reduce scent for the next hunt!

 

 

 

Bugling Bulls, Big Bucks at Bass Pro and More! – Episode #410

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Join Grant on a tour of Johnny Morris’ new Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium! See some of the biggest bucks in recent history in their Hall of Horns! Then Grant and Daniel head to New Mexico where they encounter more bull elk than ever before.

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A buck stands at the edge of an open fieldShort Clip:

You probably all know this hunter! Can you guess who it is by their harvests?

 

 

 

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Instant Pot used for cooking venison

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Hunting season is here and that means fresh venison! This week we share one of our favorite venison stew recipes!!

 

 

 

 

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Trimming connective tissue off of venison

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Trimming the fat, connective tissue and lymph nodes off of venison keeps the meat tasting fresh and not “gamey”.

 

 

 

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Opening Weekend Of Deer Season At The Proving Grounds! – Episode #409

By GrowingDeer,

Watch GrowingDeer episode 409 to see the opening weekend of deer season at The Proving Grounds.New Video

Missouri’s opening weekend of deer season was warm but ended with cool venison in the freezer! Watch as the Team hits the woods and punches the first tag for the season! Plus, the GrowingDeer Prostaffers have been watching several big bucks that they hope to be hunting soon!

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Grant Woods speaks to FFA studentsShort Clip:

Grant recently spoke to a Kentucky FFA chapter about soil, forestry, wildlife and everything in between! Listen to what Grant shared with these future leaders!

 

 

 

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Scouting public land for deer hunting locations

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Whether you own land or not, you can utilize many acres of public land for hunting!! Intern Wes Mason shares how public land can help all hunters enjoy the pursuit of whitetails!

 

 

 

 

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Your “everyday” home clothes dryer produces a lot of scent. Drying your hunting clothes outside is a great way to reduce scent and prepare your gear for storage and use.

 

 

 

Kicking Deer Season Off In Kentucky – Episode #408

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Join the GrowingDeer Team as they kick off their 2017 deer season in Kentucky. Arrows fly and venison hits the freezer! While on their trip, Grant speaks to a local FFA chapter about soil health, agricultural practices and forestry. Grant and the Team then travel to Nashville, Tennessee to help a landowner and his daughter develop their Proving Grounds!

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A buck using a scrapeShort Clip:

It's mid-September and bucks are actively using our scrapes! Check out this short clip to see for yourself!

 

 

 

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Grilled venison meatloaf

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Here's an easy recipe that everyone is sure to love: Grilled Venison Meatloaf!

 

 

 

 

 

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A hunter sits in a treestand in an eastern red cedar tree

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Eastern red cedars can be great trees to hang tree stands in. Cedars provide lots of cover for hunters that will last the entire season.

 

 

 

Where to hang that stand? – Episode #407

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With a new food plot created and planted, the GrowingDeer Team sets out to find the best tree to hang a Summit Stand! See how we select a hunting location to approach, hunt and exit without alerting deer. In addition, Grant shares one of his favorite food plot techniques to ensure that deer have quality forage during both the warm and cool days!

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Louis is one of our hit list bucks.Short Clip:

Louie is one of the top hit listers at The Proving Grounds but we think he may be hard to see this season. Can you find Louie in this Reconyx clip?

 

 

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Molting deer

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The color of a deer’s coat during the early season can help hunters select stand sites. Read this week’s blog to find out why knowing the daily temperatures and a deer’s coat color could help you become a more successful hunter this season!

 

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A hunter uses black face paint on his hands.

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Your hands are often the most exposed. If you don’t wear gloves, black face paint is a great alternative to help break up the color and make movement harder to detect.