Another fabulous morning at The Proving Grounds! Scott Smith with Trophy Rock killed a 3 year old gobbler (24.6 pounds, 10 ¼” beard, and 1 ¼” spurs). Good habitat management programs directed at improving the food, cover, and water resources here at The Proving Grounds is paying huge dividends! Remember, this area is known for its extremely poor soils. A BC or PY buck has never been recorded for these counties (The Proving Grounds is split across county lines).
Big gobblers in the spring usually indicate big bucks in the fall unless a drought occurs. After filming several mature gobblers this spring, I’m extremely excited about deer hunting this fall.
Growing Deer together,