Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Grant’s responses. These will be updated based on questions received from viewers, seminar attendees, and conversations Grant has while working with hunters throughout the whitetails’ range. (Video not playing? Click HERE for help.)

What should I plant in my food plot?

This is the most frequently asked question I receive. However, it’s like asking what aircraft I use. I use a helicopter to count deer in the brush country of South Texas. However, a jet works much better to get me to clients’ properties in distant portions of the whitetails’ range. Both aircraft work, but are much better suited for different missions. Similarly many varieties of food plot crops will grow in different areas. However, specific crops should be selected based on a site-specific basis depending on the mission of plot, the soil type of the plot, budget, etc.  Throughout the year, the Growing Deer Team will frequently show and discuss what crops they use to establish specific food plots for specific missions (warm season, cool season, attractant, nutrition). As an example, I use forage soybeans from Eagle Seed for the last few years in plots where the mission is maximum warm season forage with great success. I use a different crop for small, attractant or cool season plots. My best advice to you in this limited space is to research several options and continue to watch here for more shows and tips on this exact subject!

How can I get the Growing Deer Team to help me with my hunting property?

Call 1.417.334.3441.  For 20 years we’ve helped our clients with the creation of herd and habitat management plans that help them meet their hunting and deer management goals.

How can I get the Growing Deer Team to hunt at my place?

Grant and the rest of the Team love to see different properties and hunt with folks that like to grow deer! However, we primarily hunt The Proving Grounds or other properties we manage. This allows us to learn more about those herds. To invite us to hunt with you during the few days each year we hunt “new” turf, send us a video and/or pictures showing your turf. Contact us at to find out more.

Can I purchase a hunt on The Proving Grounds?

Sorry, but we don’t sell any hunts at The Proving Grounds. It is managed as a research site, and as a place for Grant’s family and friends to hunt.

What kind of production gear does the Growing Deer Team use?

Camera: Sony PMW-EX3
Lapel mics: Sennheiser EW112PG3
Shotgun mic: Rode NTG3
Tree Arm: Fourth Arrow Stiff Arm, Fourth Arrow Stiff Arm Base and the Run-N-Gun Base
Tripod Arm:  Fourth Arrow Raptor and Rex Arm
Tripod: Gitzo GT3531LSV with Manfrotto fluid head