Category: Eblast Archives

Cold Turkey: Snow Bird – Episode #438

By GrowingDeer,

turkey hunting and land managementNew Video

During Missouri's youth season first time turkey hunter, Chase, braced the cold, snowy weather to hunt longbeards! It was cold but the hot turkey action warmed him right up! Watch as Chase's entire hunt unfolds. Plus, Grant travels to South Carolina to help a landowner improve their property and pine management.

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hunter with 8 point whitetail deer buckNew blog:

Internships are a great way to help the future generation of hunters and wildlife managers.

Meet one of our current interns, Jacob Hamilton from Jackson, TN.

 

 

 

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turkeys seen from a redneck blind openingShort VIDEO:

 

Daniel and Tyler were turkey hunting in Kansas. It's always a good day when turkeys come in! Catch the excitement in this short video clip.

 

 

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iSCOPE on shotgun

Tip of the Week:

Placing the iSCOPE on your turkey gun the day before the hunt saves time and ensures you're ready when the first tom fires off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Tune Up: Turkey Hunting Tips and Food Plots – Episode #437

By GrowingDeer,

Watch GrowingDeer episode 437 anytime at www.growingdeer.com.New Video

Grant gives tips for shooting turkeys at close range with a bow. Plus, see why we’re switching from perennial clover to annual clover in some of our plots as Grant shares how the Buffalo System provides quality forage and builds soil during the spring months.

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Montana decoy set up for turkey huntingNew blog:

An effective tool for turkey hunters can be quality decoys. Learn how we determine when to use a specific decoy set-up.

 

 

 

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Using a soil probe to collect a soil sampleShort VIDEO:

Learn how to take a soil sample and prepare for spring planting.

 

 

 

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Using a sharpening stone on a pot call

Tip of the Week:

A sharpening stone can make a great conditioner for pot calls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunting Strategies, Food Plots, Turkey Calling and More! – Episode #436

By GrowingDeer,

 GrowingDeer Field Days allows us to share management and hunting techniques New Video

We recently held our annual Field Days at The Proving Grounds. Follow along as we share our management and hunting techniques with fellow landowners and hunters! Get an inside look and see the fun we had along the way!

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128 folks attended the GrowingDeer 2018 Spring Field EventNew blog:

There were so many kind, friendly folks here at the Field Event: 128 folks from Georgia to New York to Michigan to Texas. Each and every one of them were passionate about deer hunting and deer management. Here are a few of the folks and just a little insight into why they came.

 

 

 

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Using a Fourth Arrow Rex Arm to film a turkey huntTurkey filming tips:

Learn tips on how to film a quality turkey hunt that you can share with your family and friends!

 

 

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 Cluck sound with a Hook’s Custom Calls pot call Short VIDEO:

Here's a video to watch and listen to over and over! Watch World Champion Friction Turkey Caller Steve Morgenstern as he shows how to call turkeys. Listen, practice and learn!

 

 

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Practice close shots to prepare for turkey season.

Tip of the Week:

Turkeys can get very close and that means you may need to use your 30 or 40 yard pin to hit the target. Practice close shots to prepare for turkey season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fired Up! Turkey Calling Tips and Strategies – Episode #435

By GrowingDeer,

Watch us execute a prescribed fire and then learn turkey calling techniques.New Video

Fire conditions have been good and we continue to burn! Watch as the GrowingDeer Team plans and executes a successful prescribed fire of a bedding area. Then, pull out your turkey calls and follow along: world champion caller Steve Morgenstern stops by to share calling and turkey hunting tips!

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Patterning my turkey gunNew weekly blog:

Have you patterned your turkey gun yet? We share 7 tips to remember while patterning your gun before opening day.

 

 

 

 

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Bobcat gets close to a Montana DecoyShort VIDEO:

This bobcat has to get up-close to figure out if this is a real turkey or not! He gives this Montana Decoy a good sniff to make his decision!

 

 

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A jake Montana Decoy next to a gobbler

Tip of the Week:

A jake decoy can be a very effective tool during early breeding season while toms still sort out dominance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Improving Habitat: Fire and Habitat/Hunting Plans – Episode #434

By GrowingDeer,

Watch GrowingDeer episode 434 for habitat improvement techniques.New Video

The GrowingDeer Team has been busy improving habitat! Fire conditions were favorable to burn several bedding areas, improving the quality of fawning and nesting habitat at The Proving Grounds. Between fires, we’ve had the opportunity to travel to Arkansas and Tennessee to help landowners improve the habitat and hunting on their properties! See what techniques we are using to improve wildlife habitat!

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 We take soil samples annually.New weekly blog:

Soil tests are a fabulous tool to make sure your deer herd has quality nutrition available. Remember, if it’s not in the dirt, it can’t get to the deer. Find out more about why we take soil samples.

 

 

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A father and son with a gobbler Short VIDEO:

Take a kid hunting…and remember the special moments like the ones here!

 

 

 

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A Fourth Arrow camera system for filming hunts

Tip of the Week:

A Fourth Arrow Pillar and Rex Arm can be a great tool for reducing space inside the blind while filming your turkey hunt!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turkey and Hog Combo: Opening Day Success in South Florida – Episode #433

By GrowingDeer,

Watch a Florida turkey hunt in GrowingDeer episode 433.New Video

Grant and Clay head to south Florida to kick off the 2018 turkey season! It's early in the breeding season and Grant has to switch his hunting tactics to bring a longbeard into range. Plus, Grant stalks a sounder of hogs to bring home fresh pork!

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Using a drip torch to set a prescribed fire

spring field days 2018:

Learn how to improve the habitat and hunting on your hunting grounds March 23rd and 24th at Spring Field Days! Registration is limited to 100 participants. Register now as there are only a few spots still available.

 

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Longbeard turkeys

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For those turkey hunts that don’t go quite as planned or toms just go silent one of the best tools to locate a gobbler is a crow call. Find out how a crow call can be an effective call in your turkey vest!

 

 

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 Hunter uses a slate turkey callShort VIDEO:

This video will get you fired up to practice your calling! Turkey calling in action and getting results. Watch this turkey calling sizzle reel!

 

 

 

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I keep a small saw / pruner in my turkey vest

Tip of the Week:

Having a small saw or pruner in your turkey vest is great for clearing shooting lanes on the go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebrating Pops: The Hunter, Father, The Man

By GrowingDeer,

Watch GrowingDeer episode 432 to see a tribute to Glen “Pops” WoodsNew Video

Pops Woods taught the GrowingDeer Team many lessons. For Pops, hunting was about sharing time with family and the Creator. This week we share several of our favorite lessons, memories and hunting moments of Pops. We celebrate his life as not only a hunter, but husband, father and friend.

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Grant holds up a matching set of shed antlers

spring field days 2018:

Thinking about deer season? Learn about year round deer management at our upcoming Field Event, March 23 and 24. Register here.

 

 

 

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Using an owl call

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Locating toms on the roost can be key to moving in close. Learn tips for using an owl call to get turkeys to gobble.

 

 

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South Texas turkeys

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The best way to learn how to call turkeys is to listen to real turkeys! Grab your calls, crank up the volume of this video, and begin to call along!

 

 

 

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Grant patterns his turkey gun

Tip of the Week:

Patterning your turkey gun before opening day ensures you know your effective range!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thinking and Planning for Spring Food Plots and Turkey Hunting – Episode #431

By GrowingDeer,

Watch GrowingDeer episode 431!New Video

Join Daniel and Clay as they travel to the National Wild Turkey Federation Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Daniel helps landowners develop food plots and improve the habitat on their properties. Plus, we share why soil samples are important for quality forage and the necessary steps to get accurate results.

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Genesis no till drill

spring field days 2018:

Our Spring Field Days are a great way to experience what it takes to create and maintain quality food plots and habitat! You can register at http://www.growingdeer.tv/fieldday.

 

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Grant Woods with his father, Glen Woods

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Glen, “Pops”, hunted with the GrowingDeer Team and became a familiar face to viewers of GrowingDeer videos. Here are a few words that share insight into the man and the hunter that was Glen Woods.

 

 

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Fired up turkeys

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Turkeys are flying down from the roost in front of the blind. Then they give a sound fest that will get any turkey hunter fired up! Listen and practice your own turkey calling.

 

 

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Bow practice in a sitting position

Tip of the Week:

Bow hunting this time of the year often means hunting from the ground. Practicing from a sitting position will prepare you for whatever critter you’re hunting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hunting South Texas: Hogs and Javelinas – Episode #430

By GrowingDeer,

Watch GrowingDeer 430 to see us hunt hogs and javelinas in south Texas!

New Video

This week the GrowingDeer Team travels to south Texas to hunt hogs and javelinas! Watch as arrows fly and the team brings back fresh pork for the family. Plus, we share several examples of the tough conditions that deer face this time of the year.

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Using a drip torch to set a prescribed fire

spring field days 2018:

Food plot season is just around the corner! Prepare for food plot season by attending our Spring Field Days March 23rd & 24th. We will share tips and techniques to help you have quality food plots for your deer herd!

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Demonstrating how to hold a turkey call

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With the help of World Champion Steve Morgenstern we’ve created several tips on how to effectively use a pot call for turkey hunting. Use his tips to get tuned up for turkey season!

 

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James Harrison and Grant Woods talk about turkey calling

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Are you ready for turkey season? Grant and World Champion caller James Harrison, talk about turkey hunting and how to call turkeys.

 

 

 

 

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A time lapse picture of wild turkeys in a field

Tip of the Week:

Setting your trail camera to the time lapse setting is a great way to start scouting for turkeys!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Post Season Review: Antlers, Culling and Feeding – Episode #429

By GrowingDeer,

Watch GrowingDeer episode 429 now!New Video

Grant gives a post-season update about several hit list bucks. Plus, learn why “culling” bucks should be avoided and how sudden post season feeding programs can actually harm deer.

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Genesis no till drill

spring field days 2018:

Visit The Proving Grounds during Spring Field Days to see how the GrowingDeer Team manages wildlife and habitat! Register now!

 

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Shed antlers being held up against a blue sky.

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Tracy shares the secret to finding shed antlers. Click here to find out what it is.

 

 

 

 

 

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A bobcat on the prowl.

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The Reconyx trail cameras caught a lot of action from the bobcats. These critters are on the prowl!

 

 

 

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Using a soil probe and clean bucket to gather a soil sample.

Tip of the Week:

Soil samples can help food plotters know exactly what does and doesn’t need to be added to the soil. Save money on fertilizer this spring by conducting soil samples now!