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On The 2014 Hit List: Royal George – Episode #249

Introducing a hit list buck, Royal George, in GrowingDeer.tv episode #249.

Royal George has it all. At 4.5 years he’s a mature Ozark Mountain buck with great tine length. He’s made our Hit List, but there’s a problem so serious we might not even hunt him. Watch this episode to find out why. Plus, Grant explains why growing season fires are a great habitat management tool!

Hill with changes in topography.

Tip of the Week:

Knowing where bedding areas are will give you an edge when hunting big bucks.

What to look for: Pockets or changes in topography on hill sides.
Why: Rapid changes in topography cause swirling winds that allow deer to use their sense of smell to protect them from all sides.
How to use: Know where bedding areas are but leave them alone. Select stand/blind sites between bedding areas and food sources where the prevailing winds are in the hunter’s favor.

Warning: This video contains information about prescribed fire which is a management tool for trained professionals using the appropriate tools for the situation.

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