Bow Hunting The Rut! Tagging A BIG Indiana Buck! (#208) @GrowingDeer.tv
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Bow Hunting The Rut! Tagging A BIG Indiana Buck! (#208) @GrowingDeer.tv

August 13, 2019


GRANT: Knowing the stage of the rut is a huge
factor in punching your buck tag. That information really helped Kable as he tagged a great Indiana
buck. KABLE: (Whispering) You on him? You on him? ANNOUNCER: GrowingDeer.tv is brought to you
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Rack, Antler Dirt, LaCrosse Footwear, ScentMaster, BloodSport Arrows, and Prime Bows by G5. GRANT: There was a cold front forecast to
pass over the Kentucky Proving Grounds, paired with the opening of Kentucky’s gun season,
so Adam and I loaded up the truck and rolled east. GRANT: We selected that stand because does
that are receptive often try to find the thickest cover in their range to keep some of the younger
bucks from pestering them all the time and older bucks tend to cruise those areas knowing
that that’s the place where does might be bedded during this time of year. GRANT: We were both focused on trying to pick
up antlers in that area when I saw movement cutting through the tall native grass. GRANT: The antlers were certainly large enough
to hold my attention, but we couldn’t quite see the body, and I was very anxious as we
were watching this unfold about 100 yards or less from our stand. GRANT: Soon, Adam saw another set of antlers
and we finally figured out that there were three bucks circling this doe that was obviously
receptive. GRANT: The larger of the bucks certainly carried
antlers that could be on top of four year old, was pushing the younger two bucks out
either side while he was trying to tend the doe. GRANT: It was quite some time before we got
a good glimpse of this buck and made the decision that he was three years old. While all this
action is going on directly in front of us, another buck appeared to my right. GRANT: This buck turned out to be another
great buck, but didn’t have the body characteristics of a four year old. The landowner’s goal is
to allow deer to express most of their antler growth potential, and that means allowing
bucks to live to at least four and a half years old, or older. GRANT: That afternoon, we watched several
does, fawns, and young bucks either passing through the field or feeding in the field,
but didn’t see any mature bucks. GRANT: We did happen to see the same three
year old buck pass through the back of the field, apparently following a doe. GRANT: (Whispering) There’s a good one. Buck,
buck. Yeah. GRANT: It could be the same doe he was tending
earlier, or he was starting to find another doe. GRANT: Just before dark, we saw another doe
enter another arm of the field, and I could tell she was acting a little nervous. In just
a few moments, a younger buck appeared and started pursuing that doe. GRANT: He bred that doe twice, which doesn’t
surprise me when I see a younger buck breeding a doe. It’s often rumored that the biggest
buck in the area will do most of the breeding of the whitetail does. Research has shown
that whitetails use a different breeding strategy. In fact, mature bucks rarely breed significantly
more does than immature bucks. GRANT: Once again, we headed for the stand
overlooking the thick bedding cover when we had another favorable wind. GRANT: Once again, we saw another good set
of antlers coming our way. GRANT: Adam having a better look, informed
me that it was the same buck we’d seen out of that stand just a few mornings earlier. GRANT: (Whispering) Soon as I saw those antlers,
I was so excited and when I figured out he’s a three year old, I was still excited. That
was a great encounter. I hope we have some more encounters this morning. GRANT: As the morning progressed, we didn’t
see a four and a half year old buck. My buck tag is still open in Kentucky, and I look
forward to heading back for some late season hunting action there at the Kentucky Proving
Grounds. GRANT: Kable and his son, Alec, love to hunt
together. Like many of us, they’ve spent a lot of time working together on their property.
They’ve planted food plots, and done all the actions necessary to enjoy the blessings of
fall. GRANT: You’ve probably had the same experience,
but each fall certain areas just tend to be more productive than others. For Kable, this
season’s hotspot has to be the place they call the Cedar Honey Hole. Located on the
edge of a cornfield, this has been one heck of a hotspot. KABLE: First time we hunted this spot, about
three weeks ago, it was unbelievably productive. We had does, we had spikes, we had fawns,
we had everything funneling into this, into this food plot. GRANT: With more does needed for the freezer,
the Cedar Honey Hole was ready to provide. KABLE: (Whispering) Got her? JOHN: (Whispering) Yup. KABLE: (Whispering) Still got her? JOHN: (Whispering) Yeah. (Inaudible) GRANT: This hunt, Kable was reminded that
mature deer, especially does, have lightning fast reflexes. KABLE: (Whispering) That’s amazing. GRANT: And it wasn’t long before Kable gets
a second try on another mature doe. GRANT: He made a great shot and provided more
venison for the McAlpine freezer. KABLE: I think we just got a good mature doe. KABLE: I, uh, don’t ever waste any opportunities
early in the season to take uh, uh some backstraps for the freezer. We, we eat a lot of deer
meat. So it — it turned out to be a pretty good little hunt. We ended up having to recover
her the next day, but uh, we got her and uh, everything went well and uh, it was really,
really a fun hunt. Well, and I was talking to my cameraman, I said, “You know, we ought
to go back and try the ole uh, Cedar Honey Hole again,” about oh, just about five days
later. GRANT: We all know secrets are hard to keep
and it wasn’t long before competition showed up at Kable’s secret hotspot. KABLE: (Whispering) (Inadubile) Got him. GRANT: The replay shows just inches from the
fur, that fawn nabber survived as the arrow deflected just ever so slightly off a cornstalk. GRANT: It’s always good to watch deer from
your blind, or treestand, and study their actions for clues. KABLE: We had a button buck and a spike out
in front of us, they started getting jumpy. And they bolt off. And they didn’t smell us,
we didn’t do anything wrong. I looked to my cameraman, I said “I bet there’s another,
I bet there’s another coyote coming.” And he pops out right in front of us. GRANT: Kable doesn’t like competition, so
that south Indiana boy decided to take matters into his own hands. KABLE: (Whispering) Okay. You on him? GRANT: This coyote ducked right into Kable’s
well-placed BloodSport Arrow, and that’s one less deer stressing machine roaming around
Kable’s property. KABLE: If we have an opportunity to kill a
coyote, we do it. Um, we may not hit it, but we’re gonna shoot at it and I don’t care if
it’s with a gun, or with a bow, or with a slingshot, or with whatever. They’re really
hard on fawns, and they’re just uh, they need to be controlled just like everything else
needs to be controlled. So, we do that. GRANT: It was a wet November 6th morning with
a cold front approaching, and Kable had that good feeling, so he went back to the Cedar
Hidey Hole. KABLE: We had a storm front coming through
last night and uh, it was raining, nasty, uh, it was just uh, it was just looked like
a good night to be out deer hunting. You know you just, it was November 6th and you know
these are the times that you just wait for all year long. KABLE: Well folks, it’s, uh, November 6th.
We’re back here in uh, southeastern Indiana, sitting in a blind. It’s pretty warm, uh,
it’s about 60, 60 — 61 degrees out but we have a cold front moving through right now.
Looks good, looks good. We should uh, we should get some movement tonight, I hope. GRANT: Suddenly, Kable caught movement in
the standing corn. It’s game on for Kable, once again. KABLE: (Whispering) Don’t move. See what he
does here. Don’t move. Are you on him? JOHN: (Whispering) No. That blind’s in the
way. KABLE: (Whispering) Don’t move. Are you on
him? JOHN: (Whispering) No, that flap’s in the
way. KABLE: (Whispering) Okay. JOHN: (Whispering) (Inaubible) KABLE: (Whispering) Okay. Turkeys are flying
away. Something scared the turkeys up there. It might be a coyote. JOHN: (Whispering) I think so. KABLE: (Whispering) You got him? JOHN: (Whispering) Yeah. KABLE: (Whispering) Okay just chill out. Just
make sure you get ’em. Those turkeys don’t — he’s a pretty good deer. Oh he’s a good
one, yeah. You, you got him? You on him? Okay. Stay on him. You on him? You on him? JOHN: (Whispering) Yeah. KABLE: (Whispering) Stay on him. KABE: I think we just smoked a big one. (Whispering)
Wow. KABLE: I think we got a dead deer, um, I think
we’re gonna go on after him, get on the blood trail. It’s raining right now. Uh, we’re gonna
get after him before uh, this rain washes the blood away. Good blood. Really good. Really
good blood. Really good. Good. Good. Good. Oh, oh, oh. White belly. White belly. Right
there, there he is. Beautiful. He didn’t, John, he didn’t go — he didn’t go 75 yards.
Look at that. (Laughing) Look at that. I
couldn’t pass that up, folks. You know what? We have no trail cam pictures of this deer.
He just uh, think he just came in, cruising. He knows that was a really good doe hotspot
right there. He came in, walking through the corn, walked right through the middle of the
corn and uh, got a T3, red carpet treatment right through him. Look at that deer. Nice
kickers — nice stuff — pretty good mass. Awful hard deer to pass up, I’ll tell ya.
It looked picture perfect, it was just beautiful and uh, I need to thank my wife and my son,
and my cameraman, and Grant, and everybody else uh, that uh, had a hand in this. Very
gratifying when it happens. It doesn’t always happen, trust me, I’ve gone many years without
killing a big deer. Um, but when it comes together it’s uh, it’s a great, it’s a great
feeling, great accomplishment. GRANT: Congratulations, Kable, on a great
southeastern Indiana buck. Hard work and dedication has paid off in a big way for Kable, and we
look forward for more hunts from that family as his son Alec is up next in trying to fill
his Indiana buck tag. GRANT: Whatever the stage of the rut is where
you’re hunting, take a few moments to enjoy Creation and most importantly, slow down and
listen to what the Creator is saying to you. Thanks for watching GrowingDeer.tv. GRANT: Not only does the entire GrowingDeer
team love mid-November because of the hunting action but it’s also when we celebrate the
anniversary of GrowingDeer.tv. Four years ago, we started making weekly episodes of
GrowingDeer.tv year-round. We’ve never had a repeated episode, and each week we strive
to share with you the latest information about deer hunting, deer management, and what we
do throughout the year. Thanks for watching. GRANT: I knew the conditions were good, so
we went back to the Cedar Hidey Hole. Cedar Honey Hole.

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  1. Another great video. I like being able to try and age the bucks that you shoot and pass before a shot is ever fired. I get some right and some wrong. Keep them coming.

  2. hey guys i live in New Zealand and love the video's. totally different to how we hunt down here but still get some great Idea's about food and habitat and where to hunt. almost all of our hunting is done on the ground stalking. or long range shooting over gullys. any way keep up the good work!!!!!

  3. As a young novice hunter, these videos are encouraging to see since I also live in MO. I love the content and all the advice is superb! Can't wait to try it out for myself! Keep it coming Grant!

  4. I know that was a nice rack on the buck that was shot.  However, that was a 3 year old and he would have been a monster next year.

  5. I wanna start hunting but when i think about it, it makes me nervous i never taken an animals life before is this a normal thing or is hunting just not for me?

  6. Always great to watch. That self control in passing up 3 1/2 year old bucks is the key. It's that kind of responsibility and respect that breeds reward.
    Well done on leaving empty handed !
    As Jeremy said we hunt differently down here in Australia / New Zealand ( mostly stalking ) but as hunting pressure builds down here the techniques you guys use for both management and harvesting will become more and more popular.
    Great buck Kable !
    Nice little Heidi-Honey Hole 😀

  7. I'd really like to hunt with u guys sometime I'm 13 and when I was 12 I shot a ten point buck when I was 9 I shot a five point buck and I've shot a lot of Doe so I'd really like to hunt with u guys sometime

  8. i have been hunting all my life. I started hunting when i was 12 years old. my first gun was a 410 Gauge for squirrels. then my dad got me a 12 gauge plump 870. Then i got a rifle of a 742 remingtom sem-auto. I have kill deer wiht my rifle but not no big bucks. I have now a bow of call Outback Mathew. I have not kill a deer with my Mathew. I have not kill a deer with a bow before.I would love to kill a Big Buck in my life time. I have not kill a buck in 4 years now. I been trying to but luck. Im am 54 years old white man. I hunt in Louisiana with very less deer here in louisiana. I have no job and no money at this time. I take care my mom she is 78. and my nephew he is 32 that can not see very far almost bind too.I would like to got to a differt state to kill a big buck to hang on the wall too.i a very poor man that i try to hunt and fish too. now days you have to and pay to shoot a big buck that i have no money. You people have very nice vidoes too. It take Big Money to get a big buck too. Thank you.

  9. Hehe nice String-Duck at 7 Minutes.When they hear that noise they duck,must be geneticaly be programmed into them after tousands of years of bow hunting.Like Humans have geneticaly programmed fear of snakes and scorpions and such things

  10. So , the cameraman knows what he's doing and the dude keeps asking him , over and over , " are you on him? " . The cameraman had already replied in the affirmative , so what I'm wondering is this , are you in the habit of , basically , implying that other people are incompetent or stupid ? After all , once the deer cleared ( the blind obstructions ) it is obvious that it was out in the open . You seem to want something too much .

  11. love all of your videos I just sub'ed  and hope to see more like this, I have learned so much from you guys about how to mng my deer thank you again!!!

  12. I like how you end all of your videos by reminding us to enjoy what God has given us..in my mind, the whitetail is one of his finest creations.

  13. what do you guys use as a scent blocker ? i noticed on another video you guys were spraying yourselves.

  14. buddy better learn to shoot alittle lower as deer will and by the looks of things duck outta the way, shot this deer alittle high again jeesh learn from your mistakes!!

  15. How do u exactly sight in the floating pin on the xr sight with the tape dial as well never figured out how u to do it?

  16. Ok Thankyou I was just wondering because I saw kabel I think his name was in this video using it and was wondering how it worked

  17. Been a few years since u got a big buck. I got one this year that was really old with a big swelled up neck but it's tines were all worn down from fighting. He was about 300 yards away and he dropped so quick he couldn't even take one step. I would have passed him up if I saw how worn down his tunes were

  18. How old was that buck Kable took? The body and face didn't look that mature but very nice antlers. I'm still learning how to age deer and this one is tricky to me.

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