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2014 Bow Opener – Big Buck Down – Episode #251

Watch the first bow hunt of 2014 in GrowingDeer.tv episode #251.

First bow hunt of the season and Grant and Adam have a nice buck coming in. They need to age him quickly. Shoot or pass, what would you do? At the same time, couple hundred yards away, Gene Price with Trophy Rock, tags a big old Kentucky bruiser.

Are you gonna mount that buck? How-to: Caping your buck for the taxidermist. Gene and Grant show you step by step, how to cape-out your buck, to help make a great shoulder mount.

Buck eating acornsTip of the Week:

You’ve got a great food plot, but not seeing deer?

Prime Suspect: Acorns. Acorns are king when they’re falling. Go scouting for acorns and find your new hot spot.

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Top Of Our Hit List: Butterbean – Episode #250

Butterbean is added to the 2014 Hit List in GrowingDeer.tv episode #250.

Our Hit List is getting serious. A big buck called Butterbean is currently at the top of the list. Truth is, there might be a bigger buck running around, but Butterbean is still the number one contender. Watch this episode as Grant shares just how the hit list is shaping up! It’s time to get moving on your fall food plots! They are great attraction areas for harvesting deer, but what if you add a tree plot right within your fall plot? It’s gonna be a killer combination! We’ll show you how.

A fall food plot filled with deer during daylight.Tip of the Week: Killer Fall Food Plots!

When: Plant your fall food plot 45-60 days before the average first frost in your area.

Ensure Success: When broadcasting seed, ensure enough sun is reaching the soil for seed to germinate and grow. Broadcast seed just before rain.

Our Favorite Fall Blend: Broadside by Eagle Seed

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

Learn how to process your own deer meat with easy cuts in GrowingDeer.tv 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.

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