Deer Meat – How To Process It Yourself – Episode #248

Learn how to process your own deer meat with easy cuts in episode #248.

Would you like to process your own deer meat? Grant takes you step by step, including how to easily remove the foul-tasting lymph node in the rump! Grant also shows you a simple trick for quickly aging a buck on the hoof. It’s a great lesson to get you ready for your bow opener!

White oak leaf and red oak leafTip of the week:

Remember: Hunt white oaks early season. Hunt red oaks late season.

The Reason: Deer love acorns and white oak acorns are usually eaten or rotten by the late season so deer switch to red oak acorns.

Link directly to this E-blast

2014 Field Day at The Proving Grounds – Episode #247

Watch Field Day 2014 in episode #247.

This episode is packed with many of the ideas, tips, and strategies that Grant and the team shared with the 142 folks from all over the country that joined us on The Proving Grounds for Field Days. How to’s for tree plots, scent control, trapping, prescribed fire, and much more. Click here to watch the episode and make plans to attend next year!

Tip of the weekBuck tending a scrape.

Weather is the key! When hunting deer during the pre-rut, take advantage of cold fronts and rain. Buck activity increases when a cold front hits and bucks will often tend scrapes just after a rain.


Link directly to this E-blast

Deer In Beans – Episode #246

Tips for hunting a new property in episode #246

Scouting and patterning deer on a property you haven’t hunted before takes time! Watch this episode as Adam shares tips for scouting and hunting a property new to you. Plus, we’re doing some pre-season scouting here at The Proving Grounds. The Hot Zone fence has produced huge results so we scouted with our video cameras and wanted to share the incredible show as the deer pour into those food plots!

Once you see scrapes being actively used, you know the pre-rut is rolling.

Tip of the Week:

When you’re scouting, pay special attention to the condition of any scrapes you come across. Once you see scrapes being actively used, you know the pre-rut is rolling and bucks will likely be more active during daylight hours unless the daytime temperatures are way above normal. That stage will last about two weeks and then most of the scrapes won’t be visited as much. In fact, you’ll notice leaves covering most of the scrapes. That’s because enough of the does are receptive that bucks leave the scrapes to find those very attractive does.

Link directly to this E-blast

How To: Hard To Age Bucks – Episode #245

GDTV245-eBlast-v1There’s a buck! He looks good, your adrenaline is pumping… but then you go back and forth wondering if he’s a shooter. Grant shows how he ages the “hard to age” bucks – you know the ones, because you’ve seen em!

Fire is good! Have you ever heard of a “growing season” fire? Growing season fires have unique advantages. Grant shows you the when, where and how.

Felling trees along travel routes to make your own deer funnel.Tip Of The Week:

Do you have a treestand setup that is close to two active travel routes for deer? Want to have more deer passing closer to the stand? Consider felling a tree or two along the trail that is farther away. This may shift the pattern toward your stand as deer often choose the path of least resistance – putting more deer within bow range!

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

Link directly to this E-blast