Bow Hunting Excitement: Big Nebraska Gobblers (#176)
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Bow Hunting Excitement: Big Nebraska Gobblers (#176)

August 18, 2019

That’s a big body on the left. Four, five,
six, seven, eight nine, ten. April 1st and we went over to the Redneck Proving Grounds
to help do a timber stand improvement and then Adam and I rode up to Nebraska for our
first turkey hunt of the year. is brought to you by Bass Pro
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by G5. We’ll leave you. We’ll fill up our little
jugs just full of (inaudible). The guys at Redneck Blinds are avid hunters.
That’s probably why their blinds are so well built. They also have purchased a property
recently in west central Missouri and they allowed us, earlier this year, to develop
a habitat and hunting program. I’d leave that one oak right on the edge right
there and I’d leave this oak and I’d kill everything else, except this cherry right
here. Doing TSI, Timber Stand Improvement can be as simple as having a hatchet and a
little bit of herbicide. I want to take out trees that are less valuable commercially
or for wildlife and leave trees that are more valuable for my mission as a landowner. Russ is behind me making a tree by tree selection
of which trees to leave — not touch at all and which trees to simply hit with the hatchet
and then one squirt of herbicide which will kill that tree. A good rule of them is that
one swing of the hatchet and one squirt of herbicide which ends up being about a milliliter
of herbicide for 3″ of diameter of tree. So, here’s a perfect example here. We’ve got
this group of hickories, obviously growing out of one stump. This area was high graded
in the past where they cut the best and left the rest. We’re going to kill all these hickory
trees which have poor form and growing from one stump and will probably fall over as they
age; take this hickory out but not touch this oak which has a pretty nice straight form,
more valuable for wildlife and allow it to get all the nutrients and moisture in this
part of the forest and more sunshine for the canopy. It will allow this tree to grow faster,
healthier and more native plants to grow in the soil which makes better bedding cover
and more food for all wildlife species. So, that tree’s either dead or dying. I’d
go ahead and finish it off and hack it a couple of times. You can see how quick this is. Much
quicker than a chainsaw. And safer. Now, is there a limit to the size of the tree
that this will work on? No. No limit to the size of the tree. You
may have to make ten hatch, you know, big tree. Right. You got to hit it a bunch of times. But no
limit. By swinging at a 45 degree angle, you’re actually cutting more of the tree’s circulatory
system, the xylem and phloem while allowing the herbicide to get right in there and being
taken to the root system which will result in a clean, quick kill. Just as important to me as a landowner, when
you kill these trees standing with the hack and squirt method, the little limbs dry out
quickly, fall to the ground, break down and make more soil and in two or three years,
the big stems dry out because they’re up on the air not getting moisture from the ground
and a wind storm or an ice storm or something will come through and they’ll bust up in small
pieces and fall down. All the time, leaving the woods enjoyable and aesthetically pleasing
for you and your family to use. Another negative of using a chainsaw, is it simply results
in a bunch of stump sprouts coming up which is exactly what’s happened here and leaving
the woods a lower quality for future generations to contend with. One of the great things about hack and squirt
technology is you’re the artist, the woods is your canvas and you’re painting the picture
for future generations. Here’s a cherry tree — really easy to distinguish by the bark.
Wildlife eat the cherry fruit; it’s not real common in this part of Missouri. Even though
this tree has bad form, it’s not straight; it’s never going to be a commercially viable
log, I’m going to leave this as a wildlife tree, so I simply pass it up; don’t touch
it and move on to the next tree. Russ, we’ve got a different beast here. We’ve
got a locust tree in one of your little Heidi-Ho food plots here. And of course, the problem
with locusts are they’re wicked on tires, four-wheeler tractors, me, you, whatever.
But you’re also removing a lot of moisture that root system is sticking way out and removing
a lot of moisture and nutrients from your food plot. So, we could just doze this out
or push it over with the tractor. But one thing that locust trees are notorious for
is if we do that, all these roots that are out here on the ground that we don’t see,
will literally send up hundreds of stump sprouts. Ruining your food plot. Glyphosate, like we used on the other trees
will not impact locust trees. So we’re going to switch to Tordon RTU — different chemistry
that’s labeled for locust trees. We’re gonna kill. So we want to hack and squirt this about
every five, six inches around there. You know, we’re looking at a what — eight, nine, ten
inch diameter tree here. Put some RTU in there. Let it die standing and then when you’re out
here with the tractor and the bucket and you get some leverage or something, push it off
to the side. But if we push it down before we kill the tree, this whole thing will become
a 100 locust sprouts sticking up. There are several herbicides that are actually
registered and been researched for locust trees, but Tordon RTU and Pathway are two
common names that should be available at your local farm supply. The hack and squirt method can be used year
round, except when sap is rapidly rising, which is about now until about maybe May or
June, depending on where you’re located throughout the whitetails range. This wood lot that had been high graded in
the past will take a few years to turn around, but through this technique of leaving the
best trees and removing the undesirable trees, it will become a valuable wood lot as far
as timber and also a much better place for wildlife to rest and forage. After helping our friends at Redneck Blinds,
Adam and I were eager to return home to start loading our truck for our first turkey hunt
of 2013. Adam and I had received an invite from our
friend Terron at ScentMaster to join him and hunt turkeys on his family’s farm in central
Nebraska. (Whispering) We just got the blinds up. Thought
we heard a bird at Roster River. Putting the final touches on to open season 2013. The first afternoon, we position our blind
near where Terron had been watching some turkeys go to roost. (Whispering) I think they’re over here, aren’t
they? The first afternoon got us really excited
as we saw lots of turkeys, deer, coyotes and bunches of water fowl. We really enjoyed the
hunt, even though no “long beards” came in range. ((Whispering) Getting ready to leave
because the turkeys have moved off out of view. We can hear them gobbling on the next
creek over and we’ve got permission to be on that land and I’ve got my blind on that
side of the creek in the morning. We had barely got in the blind when we could
hear turkeys just over the rise, and all at once, they started appearing – one by one. The Jakes were way more interested in sorting
out the dominance and attacking our decoys than they were chasing hens or responding
to calls. It was a great show to watch at five yards, but it did not work out for a
“long beard”. Terron’s father had been hearing some turkeys
gobble on another part of the farm that we thought might be a different flock, so mid-morning,
we pulled the blind and made our move. Just as I was starting to make a case for going
and grabbing lunch, we spotted a Jake cut through the fence row on the opposite side
of the field. As we sat in the blind watching this unfold,
it was clear, there were multiple adult Toms, lots of Jakes and lots of hens. I resisted
the urge to do much calling because it was obvious these turkeys were all in a flock
of multiple age structures, gobblers and hens and it was clear that they were more interested
in sorting out dominance. They weren’t chasing a single hen on the other side of the field. (Whispering) Alright. Get ready, Grant. (Whispering) (Inaudible). (Whispering) Left. (Whispering) He’s down. He’s down. He’s down. As soon as the shot Tom is down, the other
birds are on top of him, finishing off their dominance quest. (Whispering) That was exciting.
It’s a patience thing, you know. We could have called a lot and got boodles of birds
out of the field or we could have waited. Look at those hooks on that thing. This area in Nebraska is known to have hybrids
between Rios and Marions. Good three year old bird. Matching wits with a three year
old Tom. Oh my goodness. Take a heft on that thing. He’s all of 25. Yeah, he’s a heavy bird there. All of 25. Each week this time of year, more and more
states are opening turkey season. So, I hope you have a chance to get out with family and
friends and do some turkey hunting and most importantly, enjoy Creation. Thanks for watching

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  1. Question: If I use such chemicals on my trees what happens to these chemicals after the tree dies? I don´t want any soil infiltration. Is it degradable?

  2. We use 1 ml (basically 1 droplet) per tree 3” in diameter and smaller. This is dispersed throughout tree. The rate that each herbicide degrades varies, but most herbicides we use has the same toxicity of toothpaste – much safer than herbicides used 30 years ago. Most of us do more damage to the environment with the household chemicals and prescription meds we put into the environment daily than any herbicides we use.

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  4. I use G5 T3’s for turkeys! They work great! (Sorry to be late answering your question! It must have come in on a day with lots of other email and got lost in the mix.) Thanks for watching!

  5. We use about 1 ml or 0.202 teaspoons of herbicide (generic Roundup) per tree. This disperses through the tree – so it is a trace amount anywhere. That’s one reason I like to use the Hack n Squirt method! It is available at in most garden or farm supply stores.

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  7. This video made me smile!  I am so excited about going on my first turkey hunt.  I will more than likely have to do it on my own, so these videos really help.  I'm still going to try to find somebody to take me on my first though… 😉 

  8. If you want to kill the tree without herbicide you can strip bark and cambium in a circle around the tree. One minute per tree with a wire saw but poison free.

  9. lear to hunt,, tis is just waiting in a shelter and then shoot from 8 meters.. wooww impressive.. same as at the carnaval where kids from age 8 do the same

  10. you can get rid of the stumps by taking the chain saw and making an x into the top of stump, it will allow the stump to rot quickly and fall apart. (Colorado Forester)

  11. the host kinda sounds like mr. mackey from south park…mmkay? haha good show. didn't know the new herbicides are so potent

  12. i like to find out ware you get the tree killing stuff i like to use it on my  crappy naibers trees so i dont have all the darn leaves in my yard no more then i can sue them when the tree falls in my yard

  13. Any tips for a rookie. I'm gonna try and take an Osceola gobbler this year with my bow, I'll be set up In my blind. I killed one last year with my shotgun. But I figured I want a challenge and some fun with my bow. Season opens Saturday!

  14. Yes it did took a lot of patience. But honestly, wat took ya? There were tons of Toms in range! I would of rate this a high vid but I cant. Gd vid though

  15. where did you shoot that bird im going to try taking my first turkey ever this year and i want to use a bow to do it 

  16. wow. beautiful turkey. you guys are awesome hunters. with the patience and good sportsman ship! awesome shot

  17. Well learned a new way to kill a tree. Although they make a fair point as to why its not a good tree in each case. Makes sense.

  18. Does anyone know the best turkey hunting bow? I constantly hunt turkey and I use the usual three prong broad heads but I want something faster, I hate chasing a turkey. Any suggestions as to what to use?

  19. We've got a lot of Wild Gobblers in Western Nebraska too! I love to hunt them. Thanks for the video.
    Good Luck and Godspeed,

  20. What type of herbicides are you using on the trees? I plan on thinning out some chinaberry trees and and some big youpons to make the thick areas more open for turkeys. I planted some seedlings so I'm not ready to start burning yet so I'll have to do a lot of thinning by hand for the time being…

  21. The herbicide is spelled Glifosate right? Almost sounded like you were saying lifosade so had to do a google search to make sure and figure it out. Is there a particular to to use on trees?

  22. I find the herbicide interesting. I hope it is available here in Asia we can definitely use it here for tree conservation and management. Love the hack and squirt approach.

  23. Could you please talk specifically about cedar trees and their place on a property for deer management? Is it good to keep some for cover/bedding? Does this herbicide technique work for them and keep the stumps from sprouting more? Thanks!

  24. Nice bird, while bow hunting turkeys where do you want to aim im mainly a shotgun hunter but recently purchased a bow for hunting and im clueless

  25. those are much [rettier birds than we have here in upstate ny. the colors are much more vibrant compared to our birds that are a very dull color

  26. Hi i Have a question ( sorry for my english it is Not good ) can you make a Video over wildboar hunting? That's were great! Thanks finn

  27. I love hunting video so much,,,keep posting and sharing on youtube,,,my country no chanel tv like this,,,so boring,,but thnks to auntie youtube bcos I can watching here,,,from Kuala Lumpur city 2015,,,

  28. Your videos have helped me in my first year bow hunting deer (2015) and in April this year gobblers.They are the best.Thanks

  29. Hey, I love your guys videos! They have helped me a lot in the past year with deer management and tactics. I was wondering how often do you guys check your trail cameras?

  30. Hello, I just wanted to say I truly enjoy watching every one of your videos. Your family's professionalism and love for the entire realm of the hunt, and preservation of the forest and game is second too none and truly a joy to sit and watch not only for myself but w/ my girls and my wife. God Bless you all in your future endeavors and hunts. Sincerely Jim Boland.

  31. I miss Adam being on the show all the time. Him and Daniel should team up a few times this hunting season. That’d be cool!

  32. I lived in Johnson county, lots of Turkey’s and big ol’ bucks in that county. Only cuz the dnr does such an awesome job managing the public land. And I love the 4 point rule too!!!

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