Sponsor Partners

The following companies are making this adventure possible. The GrowingDeer project is a massive undertaking in time and resources in which we are constantly seeking the best hunting strategies, products, and information available. We have solicited our partners and sponsorships from companies with products or services that we found to be superior.  The next time you’re in the market to buy, please support these sponsor partners of GrowingDeer. We are confident that you will be satisfied with these products and services.


Title Partner

Your Adventure Starts Here

The first fishing rod I spent my own money on I purchased from Bass Pro when they were located in the back corner of a local store.  I still have that rod and I still purchase my hunting and fishing gear from Bass Pro!  Bass Pro was started by an outdoorsman who had firsthand knowledge of what sportsmen wanted in quality and service.  That knowledge has served Bass Pro well.  They started in the back corner of a local store and now have their own stores in most states!  Knowing hunting and hunters, being one of them, that‘s what makes Bass Pro the place I go to grab my hunting gear.  For 30+ years my outdoor adventures have started at Bass Pro.  Start your next outdoor adventure there too!




Burris Optics Logo

Find What Matters

Hunting is more than a hobby, it’s a way of life! Burris Optics has been living that motto since 1971 and they have been the leader in optics innovation ever since. They design, engineer and manufacture everything from red dots and riflescopes to binos and bow sights in Greeley, CO at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. All of their products come backed by a Forever Warranty, but don’t worry you won’t be needing it!


Case IH logo

One Multi-tasker deserves another.

At The Proving Grounds we are always working on projects to improve habitat and hunting opportunities. Efficiency is key. Case IH tractors have the same goal. Their tractors are tough, reliable and versatile no matter the project. Whether it’s planting food plots, maintaining roads, erecting blinds, etc., let Case IH help you improve your proving grounds.


Duke Traps logoAmerica’s Best Trap Value

I really enjoy chasing deer and listening to and hunting turkeys. This is ample motivation to actively trap coyotes, raccoons and other predators! I use Duke Traps to remove excess predators and allow my family and I to have more opportunities to watch and harvest deer and turkeys. If the predator/prey relationship is out of balance where you hunt, join me and use Duke Traps to balance the predator/prey populations where you hunt!


Fourth Arrow camera arms logoCamera Arms made portable, affordable, and adjustable

Fourth Arrow all started with a pair of Michigan entrepreneurs, a manufacturing guru, and a couple of dedicated engineers. After 5 years of videoing hunts, a team sat down to start Fourth Arrow. Their goal was simple – begin the brand by creating three simple points of perfection that trumped every current arm system out there. #1 – Portability. As a hunter you don’t want to struggle hauling around bases for camera mounts. #2 – Affordability. A repeatable base system for every treestand is a must. #3 – Adjustment. Any branch, sideways limb, or double tree should be able to handle a camera arm set up without limits. We use Fourth Arrow Camera Arms – the ultimate camera arm system!


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 Designed To Hunt

I’ve used G5 broadheads for years now with great results! The Montec broadhead is a solid piece of stainless steel that can be used, re-sharpened, and then reused again. It was the first broadhead that was individually checked for straightness to guarantee field point accuracy. G5 doesn’t just make products identical to those already available, they make them better. Stronger materials, sharper blades, and increased performance. This attention to detail has continued with the devastatingly sharp and durable Deadmeat 3 blade expandable broadhead. The Deadmeat has proven results for both Daniel and I. The GrowingDeer Team will be shooting with M3, Striker and MegaMeat broadheads this year.



The Green Cover Food Plots mission is to help farmers and ranchers regenerate God’s creation for future generations. Green Cover Food Plots shares the benefits of cover crops and no-till farming through outreach and education. They are committed to continued research, education and product development.  Green Cover Food Plots offers high-quality seed and seed mixes that we use to allow our Ozark deer to grow bigger antlers and provide better hunting opportunities.

Morrell Targets LogoNobody Beats Morrell…Nobody

For 25+ years Morrell has been supplying archers with quality archery targets at an affordable price. Morrell takes pride in their products and they are made right here in the USA! For 20 years Morrell Manufacturing has been voted #1 in both consumer and dealer contests. These are just a few reasons why we say, “When you buy Morrell Targets you’re not just buying an archery product, you’re buying so much more.” They guarantee it.


Moultrie Mobile logoIntuitive, Intelligent & Easy-To-Use

Moultrie Mobile is built by and for hunting enthusiasts. Their trail cameras are robust and durable. The Moultrie Mobile app gives me anytime, anywhere access. I rely on the real-time trail camera images and use Moultrie Mobile to plan my hunts.

Developed with the hunter & wildlife manager in mind

PH Outdoors sets a new standard in precision no-till drill planting technology. The G-Series was designed for versatility and efficiency and works in applications from food plots and habitat management to regenerative farming. Crafted with input from real-world users, these drills boast cutting-edge features including a tool-free seed calibration system, superior soil penetration discs, and customizable seed settings. Built to withstand the rocky soil at The Proving Grounds 2, the G-Series no-till drill offers top-of-the-line value and peak performance.


Prime logoWhere Accuracy Is Everything

The engineers at G5 have a mission to provide the most accurate bows on the planet! Prime bows were developed to correct cam lean. We don’t always have perfectly consistent shooting form or favorable surroundings. Shooting a Prime bow leads to more quality shots because they are more forgiving. As an archer, I trust Prime bows to make my shots count. Made with the best and strongest materials and backed with a lifetime warranty. Prime bows, designed with performance in mind. Accuracy. Strength. Balance. Control.


Redneck Blinds LogoThe Best on the Planet

The characteristics I look for in an elevated blind are safety, quietness, and comfort. Without those features, elevated blinds can be hazardous and/or inefficient for hunters. Safety means great materials and construction so I never worry about my family falling. Comfort not only means a warm and dry structure, but that the windows operate quietly, are the right height for all sizes of hunters, and that the hunter or hunters can easily see all around them without needing to move more than their head. That’s exactly the definition of Redneck Blinds! The same quality of design and craftsmanship is obvious in the Redneck feeders! They are built to last and designed to feed deer while protecting the feed from the weather and non-target critters like squirrels and crows. Like so many good products, I was first introduced to Redneck Blinds by a client. Then multiple clients and hunters kept telling me about Redneck Blinds. Do what I did, check out a Redneck elevated blind and see the quality for yourself.


Venomize Your BowScorpion Venom Archery logo

Like all equipment, your bow requires regular maintenance. Scorpion Venom is a uniquely crafted line of innovative cleaners, lubricants and coatings. Their products are easy to use and apply, odor free and waterproof. We use Scorpion Venom to enhance bow performance. Don’t take chances – use Scorpion Venom bow lubricant.


Tactical Trapping Services logoProfessional Trapping Products

Tactical Trapping Services specializes in reducing predator populations. Their equipment, baits and lures are designed to make every trapping program, weekend or month long, successful and enjoyable. Their products have been proven time and time again. We’ve been very pleased with Clint and the entire team at Tactical Trapping Services!




Their mission is to build performance driven clothes and gear that hunters trust and rely upon. THLETE consistently finds a place in my pack and on my hunts. They make gear that not only meets but exceeds my expectations. If you like innovative fabrics and designs, high performance and functional gear, try THLETE.


Ward Lab logoSound soil, stout deer

Every year I collect soil samples.  I do this because if nutrients are not in the dirt, plants can’t transfer them to deer! I want the deer on my property to have enough nutrients to grow large antlers / produce the healthiest fawns possible.  I trust Ward Laboratories to provide quality analysis and guidance so I can produce nourishing forage for wildlife.


The American Legend Continues

I began hunting turkeys when I was 14 years old.  The first box of “turkey loads” I purchased was a box of 25 Winchester 3” Super X in #6 shot.  I missed one gobbler out of that box of shells.  That was because it was about five yards away and my pattern was probably the size of a golf ball.  I watched in disbelief as the gobbler stood there.  I had never missed a turkey with Winchester shells before.  That miss was clearly my fault.  Decades later, I’m still shooting Winchester ammo in my shotgun, rifle, and rimfire firearms.  In fact, both my daughters use Winchester ammo for all their hunting trips!  My ride with Winchester continues!


Legendary Firearms

Since 1866 the Winchester name has been a leader of firearms innovation. With that legacy, the Winchester Repeating Arms Company continues the work of designing and building some of the most proven firearms on the market. The first “high powered” or “center-fired” rifle I owned was a used Winchester 670 in 30-06 caliber. I still own that rifle and it’s still incredibly accurate! I’ve tagged dozens of deer with that rifle. The GrowingDeer Team has harvested many whitetails, wild hogs, turkeys, squirrels, etc., with our Winchester rifles and shotguns. Join us and use a legend – shoot Winchesters!