Bow Hunting 2016: Filling Tags, It Gets Better and Better!  (#361)
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Bow Hunting 2016: Filling Tags, It Gets Better and Better! (#361)

August 14, 2019

GRANT: This week we get aggressive. Adam and Matt thread the needle to hunt a
stand where we’ve seen a lot of activity. And you’ll be surprised what they bring
home. ADAM: Wow! This night just gets better and better. Oh, my goodness. ANNOUNCER: GrowingDeer is brought to you by
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Fourth Arrow, G5 Broadheads, Prime Bows, and Redneck Hunting Blinds. GRANT: Archery season’s been open a bit
over a month here in Missouri and we’ve been hunting when the conditions are favorable,
working to fill some tags and meet our management objectives. We’ve noticed a lot of activity this early
in our food plots and one of the primary reasons is the lack of acorns here at The Proving
Grounds. GRANT: Earlier this season, Adam and Matt
hunted from a Redneck Blind at a food plot we call Boom North and right at dark they
spotted a hit list buck we call Gumby. GRANT: Gumby never made it in range of the
Redneck Blind – so, we snuck in a few days later and put a Summit Vine Ladder about halfway
down the plot. GRANT: Even though we haven’t seen Gumby
from this new set, we have seen a lot of deer. GRANT: Unfortunately, most of the deer activities
been concentrated in the eastern end of the plot – out of range of even the new Summit
stand. GRANT: Recently the wind was forecast to be
out of the southeast at 6 miles an hour – the perfect wind to slide down to the very eastern
end of the plot. This was kind of a gamble because we’re
right on the edge of being busted for having the perfect stand location. We knew it was gonna be close and that’s
what we call threading the needle. ADAM: Matt and I had a great feeling about
this set up and we knew it was just a matter of time before the deer started entering the
plot. ADAM: (Whispering) It’s October the 14th,
Matt Dye and I are set up at North Boom food plot tonight. Been seeing a lot of deer in this area, including
the hit list buck we call Gumby. It is October 14th so we’re starting to
see some scrapes and rubs. Cold front moved through yesterday – cooler
temperatures, even some rain last night, so, we’re hoping the deer will be on their feet
before dark. Got the Messenger grunt call handy – so,
in case a buck does step out, I can hopefully grunt him into range. ADAM: (Whispering) Early Bird. ADAM: As a bit of a surprise, the first deer
to enter the field, was this nice three and half year old buck we call Early Bird. And he strolled by at just 15 yards, feeding
heavily on the Broadside. This was the same buck Daniel and I had a
great encounter with just a few weeks ago in Crabapple food plot. ADAM: (Whispering) What is it that I always,
in October for me… MATT: (Whispering) Three year old. ADAM: (Whispering) …always. I always, some of our best three year olds,
I always have encounters with. That’s a buck we’ve appropriately named
Early Bird because he came into a food plot pretty early in the evening. And once again, he’s proving his name worthy,
so. ADAM: We really enjoyed watching this buck
and we can’t wait to see what he turns into next year. ADAM: (Whispering) Doe, right there. ADAM: Like clockwork, this doe entered the
food plot and quickly closed the distance. UNKNOWN: (Whispering) Man. (Inaudible) ADAM: (Whispering) Man, look at him. UNKNOWN: (Whispering) Get it baby. ADAM: (Whispering) Try to go in real tight
on him. ADAM: (Whispering) Are you sure he’s three? If I could just, man he’s a beauty. The Ozark boy in me wants to shoot him. ADAM: (Whispering) She’s 25. She’s gonna come this way, she has to. ADAM: (Whispering) Good? MATT: (Whispering) Yeah. ADAM: Knowing a lot of deer have been feeding
in this food plot in the afternoons, I quickly nocked another Bloodsport and settled back
down. ADAM: (Whispering) That three year old, Early
Bird, makes it real tempting for a boy who grew up in the Ozark Mountains. That’s uh, that’s a pretty good buck. It took a lot of years for me, for me to see
a buck that nice, so, still seeing him takes me back. Kinda makes me appreciate all the hard work. ADAM: (Whispering) Good three year old, but
when you’re in the business of trying to grow mature deer, letting them express their
potential, you gotta pass ‘em up at that age. Even though he’s a dandy buck, he’ll be
even better next year so. There he goes; he’s just easing out of the
field now. Trying to figure out why that doe ran out
of here. We’ve got a lot of does we need to take
off The Proving Grounds this year. The population has grown a lot and to keep
it in check, we gotta shoot does, so. We’re doing our part out here tonight. ADAM: A few minutes later, a couple more deer
entered the plot. The biggest doe seemed to be a bit on edge
but after feeding a little while in the food plot, seemed to calm down. ADAM: She fed within 30 yards and offered
a clean broadside shot. ADAM: (Whispering) She’s (Inaudible) now. ADAM: (Whispering) Ready? MATT: (Whispering) Yeah. ADAM: Wow! I didn’t expect that. That doe ducked my arrow after I settled my
30 yard pin right on her white belly line. ADAM: Things happen and there was still plenty
of daylight left, so we re-grouped, settled back down and waited for another opportunity. ADAM: Once I shook off the miss, I looked
up and here came some more deer into the plot. MATT: (Whispering) That’s the same doe. ADAM: Seeing the direction these deer were
headed, I decided to grab the Messenger and see if I couldn’t turn ‘em around. ADAM: Their reaction was pretty clear as this
doe group responded to the call and quickly closed the gap. ADAM: How cool is this? The lead doe has decided to investigate the
source of the grunt and she’s bringing her posse with her. UNKNOWN: (Whispering) What? UNKNOWN: (Whispering) In the forbs. ADAM: (Whispering) You ready? ADAM: (Whispering) Oh yeah. ADAM: (Whispering) Whew! That Messenger. Dude. MATT: (Whispering) Bring ‘em in. ADAM: (Whispering) So, that was pretty, uh,
amazing to me. MATT: (Whispering) Pretty clear. ADAM: (Whispering) Pretty clear. So, we just had three does and one fawn cut
that gap over there headed to the northeast. I thought they were headed down to Crabapple
food plot so I grabbed the Messenger. I’m like, “What the heck, I‘ll just
use it.” And I grunted once – I was planning on grunting
one or two or three times. Hit it one time and here she comes stomping
around that corner looking. I threw that grunt – boom. She came right around the corner and was looking
and then that other one was like, “Now you go left and I’ll go right.” She – she’ll… MATT: (Whispering) (Inaudible) ADAM: (Whispering) (Inaudible) We’ve, we’ve
heard the phrase or the sounds to stop a deer – the “meep” “murp”. All those fun sounds we love to make. But when deer are just naturally skittish
already, and it’s a little bit calmer this evening, you don’t need to hardly make any
noise at all – like a (tongue clicking) – something like that, just once. If they don’t hear it that time you go a
little louder. But be prepared, you may have to get a little
louder, then maybe have to throw out the “meep”. But that deer right there – the first (tongue
clicking) and she stopped. She definitely heard it. But, we have caused ourself to have a lot
of work tonight. MATT: (Whispering) Ah, that’s right – they
both went down the hill. (Laughter) ADAM: (Whispering) They both – they both
went downhill and both went a long ways from the road. ADAM: Deer of all shapes and sizes, not just
bucks, respond to appropriate grunts. This is why we carry the Messenger grunt call
and use it throughout the entire season. ADAM: They are laying within two foot of each
other. ADAM: They were gonna be easy track jobs because
the Havoc had done its job once again. The only trouble was gonna be getting these
does out cuz we had a steep drag ahead of us. The pain of the uphill drag was short lived
because I had stumbled upon something that we’d been looking for. ADAM: This night just got a lot better. MATT: Huh? ADAM: Yeah, this night just got a lot better. I’ve got a surprise for you. Look at that. MATT: What? ADAM: That’s Handy. MATT: That’s absolutely Handy. ADAM: Oh, take my – doe took my breath away
dragging but that’s breathtaking right there. Look at that. I get my (Inaudible) out of this. MATT: How many times have we looked and looked
and looked for Handy’s sheds? ADAM: Oh, man, a lot. Isn’t that a stud? MATT: Unbelievable. ADAM: Golly. MATT: There’s no mistaking that one. ADAM: No. MATT: And you know, we talk about him being
here late season. ADAM: We did. We sure did. MATT: That’s incredible. ADAM: This night just gets better and better. Oh, my goodness. Thank you, Lord. This has just been a wonderful day here. Finding a shed like that, most people dream
about it. I actually got to do it just now while dragging
out a doe – unbelievable. Look at that thing. ADAM: It was long overdue, but we had found
Handy’s shed from last year. This is just one more piece of the puzzle. His recent daylight movement and finding his
shed from last year all go together to hopefully complete the Handy jigsaw puzzle. ADAM: My gosh, that is why we get up in the
morning right there. ADAM: With one more doe left to drag, we hustled
because we couldn’t wait to share the surprise. ADAM: Yeah, no. GRANT: Well, Congratulations! ADAM: Yeah, thanks! GRANT: This is quite the trophy. ADAM: Yeah. GRANT: In addition to that, nice shot. ADAM: Yeah, I mean – two does in a night’s
awesome but finding Handy’s shed is… GRANT: Well, I gotta tell ya, my heart sank
a little bit cuz you said that. I said th- I told Tracy, “Those rascals
done killed Handy.” I, I have to be honest, my heart sank a little
bit. Well, that’s awesome, congratulations! (Laughter) ADAM: Yeah. TRACY: Yeah. ADAM: Appreciate it. GRANT: Yeah. I feel a lot better, to tell you the truth. (Laughter) ADAM: What an incredible hunt – this one
will go down as one of the best mid-October hunts we’ve had here at The Proving Grounds. GRANT: You may recall the great weekend Doc,
Graham, Norman, and Dustin had – our Pro Staff in eastern Kentucky last year. NORMAN: Definite (Inaudible) man. DOC: Yeah he is. GRANT: I met these guys three years ago when
they asked my assistance in helping develop a habitat management plan. The property had a fair population of whitetails
when we first got there. But after implementing most of our plan, they’ve
got a lot of deer and the property’s more huntable now. GRANT: During their scouting this summer,
they identified a hit list buck they named Blade Eight. They had this buck patterned on going through
a portion of the property they called a funnel and Doc was set on tagging Blade Eight. GRANT: The tail end of the cold front was
October 1st and that’s the day the rain stopped and they moved in. DOC: (Whispering) I’m hoping that we’ll
see some does but we also have two bucks that are frequent this area. One we call Blade Eight. But he loved traveling through this little
section right here. So, we’ll, uh, see what happens tonight. We got a perfect wind -south, southwest and
uh – temperatures are starting to drop; we just had a big rain come through here – unexpected
rain. NORMAN: (Whispering) We saw deer on the way
in. DOC: (Whispering) Yeah, we saw deer in – on
the way in so we are uh, hopeful and, uh, we had a kill this morning uh, so we’re
excited about another one. GRANT: During the first part of the hunt,
a few does crossed through the funnel. GRANT: Unfortunately, the cameraman and hunter
couldn’t get coordinated on the does and they had to let ‘em pass. GRANT: Just before dark, antlers appeared
in the funnel and it was Blade Eight. GRANT: Doc didn’t waste any time letting
a Bloodsport fly. DOC: (Whispering) Smoked him – right in the
lungs. DOC: (Whispering) Man, that was good! It was a good one, baby! DOC: (Whispering) I’m so happy! DOC: (Whispering) Oh, thank you Lord, thank
you Lord. NORMAN: (Whispering) (Inaudible) Yeah, baby. DOC: (Whispering) Oh, yes. NORMAN: (Whispering) (Inaudible) GRANT: Heavy rain can be real problems for
a blood trail and camera gear. So, they guys had to head back to camp and
take up the trail the next morning. DOC: We saw the deer run in, in this direction. There’s a large creek at the bottom that
we cross everyday comin’, coming to our farm. And whenever we have a hit on a deer that
we can’t find, you almost always will find ‘em down there at the creek level – survival. You know they’re trying to survive as long
as they can, so. DOC: I don’t see anything. NORMAN: Harder to see. DOC: Oh man, there he is! NORMAN: Huh? DOC: Woo-hoo! Thank you, Jesus! Woo-hoo! Woo! (Inaudible) NORMAN: Anything get to him overnight? DOC: No, nothing got to him. DOC: We brought Blade, uh, back to where we
shot him and you can see this field is beautiful. We got Eagle Seed Broadside – uh, he was
eating right before I shot him so, it was awesome. Great hunt. Thank you Norman for being my camera guy – guess
I’m camera guy (Laughter) for the rest of the year so. I was just – thank the Lord, that the, thank
the Lord that I found him uh, with no blood. Uh, it rained like crazy last night and it
was just uh, it was just uh by His Presence that we found him. GRANT: We always enjoy watching these guys
hunt – true friends enjoying Creation. Thanks guys for being part of the GrowingDeer
Team. GRANT: About a week later, Graham was itching
to send a Bloodsport down range. Adam had joined the guys for this hunt and
during a cool morning, Adam and Graham climbed the stand in the timber. GRANT: The first deer by the stand was a nice
buck. In a few years, this will be a great hit list
buck but, for now, Graham gave him a pass. GRAHAM: (Whispering) Cool temperatures this
morning. We’re hoping to have deer moving around
on their feet. We do have a nice, mature eight point on a
Reconyx camera that’s been running through here and eating on a little bit of Eagle Seed
Monster Wheat. So, we hope to get a uh, get a shot at him
or I’d be fine taking a tag of a mature doe too. So, haven’t gotten a deer yet this year
with the Prime bow so, we’re looking to hopefully make something happen this morning. We’ll see what happens. GRANT: The morning has started off slow with
only a few deer detected in the area. But about nine am, they caught movement. GRANT: This doe is headed straight for the
stand. GRAHAM: (Whispering) Yes! I think she rolled right there. Yeah, baby. Nice! Woo! She came up out of nowhere. We were listening to a squirrel; I thought
a squirrel was right behind me but gosh. All of a sudden I look in front of you and
there’s deer. GRANT: The shot looked great and Graham is
on the board. GRAHAM: Looks like she came in right through
here. I see blood right there. Oh yeah, here’s some good, good blood right
here. GRAHAM: Oh yeah, white belly right out in
the road. GRAHAM: Adam and I had a great time in the
tree stand this morning; as you can see we got a nice, mature doe in front of us. Uh, she came walking in right under the stand
– had a chance to get a good shot. She didn’t go too far and, uh, glad to put
some meat in the freezer. GRANT: The eastern Kentucky boys are off to
a great start and we can’t wait to see how the rest of their season turns out. It’s obvious that good habitat management
is paying big dividends in eastern Kentucky. GRANT: There’s a cold front scheduled to
pass The Proving Grounds later this week and we’re all excited to get outside and do
some more hunting. But you know what? I hope everyone takes time each day to get
outside and enjoy Creation and, more importantly, slow down and listen to what the Creator is
saying to you. Thanks for watching GrowingDeer. ADAM: Kick, save and a beauty.

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  1. Man hunts like Adams keep me going I've been trying to tag a deer with my bow but none of the deer reach my affective range

  2. I watch all your vids and I went bow hunting today and we saw a lot of deer I could of shot some dose but I was trying to get a buck and u are all I watch and you are my roll models

  3. Growing deer I am going on my first deer hunt there is a pond about 150 yards away and there's a hill right in front any tips? The land is also shotgun only

  4. Thank you for your well made videos of monster bucks… I will keep watching them at work wishing I was in the woods!

  5. I wish I could come hunt with you guys!! We've had forest fires around our property and the deer have moved off we haven't had rain in over 3 months can't plant nothing.. I've only seen 3 deer this whole season😕

  6. Been anxiously waiting for the video this week!! I love watching your content! I wish you could post like 3 a week but I know you wouldn't be able to do that lol but good job on your videos!

  7. When doc was in front of the barn with the buck since he lives in Kentucky I saw the tobacco leaves hanging down is he a tobacco farmer? Love the vids btw makes me want to go out and not just hunt but also enjoy Gods creations. Like my father used to say your 16 feet closer to God.

  8. I got skunked today, but no worries the rut is right around the corner. I'm just not sure where to set up at this property. It's relatively flat throughout the middle but it drops down to a river along the edges. There are prints everywhere but I haven't seen a deer the last 2 times.

  9. Man that Summit stand looks so cool. Love how you color that arrow in flight. I wish I knew how to do that too.

  10. Keep shooting those does so there are not many does on that property.Man that is a big shed that I would like to find.I found a shed at my Nana's house and man I was excited to find that she'd.Good job this week.

  11. I have a dilemma I was hoping you could help me figure out. alright I have my bow I've had since 4th grade(I'm currently a junior in high school ) it's just a little bow maxed out at 50lbs. My string on the bow has a rip now and I was told not to shoot it anymore. The problem in I'm mid deer season without a bow. So should I buy a new string and spend a butt ton of money fixing this youth bow. Or should I save up for a new bow and sit out this season. I honestly don't know what to do.

  12. I don't understand I hunt the wind every week and the deer just come in down wind but when you hunt the wind the deer come in upwind of you this show gives me more q's than a's like as always -Bubba

  13. What would be your opinion on a broad head to use when your bow is at 45lbs. I have heard that a expandable broad head takes some penetration away from trying to open

  14. I hunt where you helped those people out in there farm I hunt just north of that on the mason county and Robertson county border

  15. GrowingDeer, Do you guys have a video on tracking deer? I haven't bow hunted that much and I shot a doe over the weekend and the blood started out good (bright red with a little water in it) then got spotty with just a little here and there. We called off the search and decided to give it over night. The next morning I found only 30 yards from where we stopped but the coyotes had ate almost all of it. I wish I could have found it that night. Any tips?

  16. grant im 13 years old and I'm interested in wild life management. I was wondering how do you make a living out of growing deer. ( just wondering because I'm interested in a job in wild life management) Do you make your money from sponsors the youtube channel?

  17. I was wondering why can you guys keep shooting does in one season isn't there limit on how many deer you can shoot in a season?

  18. Thank y'all for your videos. I love that y'all take time with out fear to express your love for our savior and his father. If more people would say the things y'all do in such a public way the world would be one step better. Also I love the information y'all provide. I knew nothing about food plots until recently and a large part of the little I know now has been learned from y'all. Thank you and god bless!

  19. I had my wife buy me the Messamger fir Christmas and cant wait to try it. Why was that doe so responsive to the call? Gret video too.

  20. Love that y'all are showing the lefties stick some deer!

    I'm a lefty myself… never see any of us on my favorite hunting shows. Fantastic camera work and hunting!

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