Bow Hunting: Three Deer Down! Doe, Doe, BUCK! (#259)
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Bow Hunting: Three Deer Down! Doe, Doe, BUCK! (#259)

August 19, 2019

GRANT: Our week started with Adam and I in
a stand overlooking a bedding area we burned this summer to knock down the hardwood saplings.
Growing season burns do an outstanding job of knocking back hardwood saplings and encouraging
quality native forage for deer and other critters to browse. The edge between the mature trees
and the bedding area we burned creates a natural travel corridor, so all the food, cover, and
that travel corridor combined makes it a great area for a stand. GRANT: (Whispering) Early morning. We’re
hunting on the edge of some timber, and where we made a bedding area and burned this summer
makes a travel corridor in the middle of the forest. Let’s see whose using it as a highway
this morning. GRANT: The temperatures that morning were
quite a bit cooler than they had been for several days, and I’ve noticed that when
the temperatures are 10 or 20 degrees cooler than they had been in previous days, deer
will move a bit later in the morning. Once the sun reached the area where we were hunting,
we started seeing deer. GRANT: We saw a mature doe at about 70 yards
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Edge Knives and Flatwood Natives. GRANT: (Whispering) Well, that was interesting.
Worked out perfect. We thought deer would come through this travel corridor right at
the edge of the timber and where we’d burned. And I’m not exactly sure why I hit her where
I did. I apparently thumped her right in the shoulder. We’ll just have to see what kind
of penetration we got, once we get in there. GRANT: Adam and I decided we’d stay up in
the tree and give that doe a little time, and I’m never in a hurry to get out of a
stand this time of year. GRANT: While I was scanning the horizon, I
caught a little movement, and soon, picked up a large set of antlers coming through the
burned area. GRANT: (Whispering) He got a limb in his antler. GRANT: As he got closer, we noticed a dropped
tine off his right antler and knew that this was a buck we called Gumby. GRANT: Gumby is a great buck, but after studying
our Reconyx pictures all summer, we were confident he’s three years old. That’s one huge
advantage of studying trail camera pictures versus making a decision on the fly. Adam
and I had set our goal to harvest four year old, or older, bucks, so it was time to set
back and enjoy the show. GRANT: This hunt was a great example of practicing
good deer management – what we call quality deer management. We were able to harvest a
doe and work on balancing the number of deer with the amount of quality food in our area.
We were looking over a habitat improvement, or summer burn, we had done. And we were able
to pass a great buck and look forward to seeing his potential in the future. GRANT: (Whispering) That was tempting, but
if you fall to temptation, you don’t grow a four year old and older bucks. That, my
friends, on top of a burn we just did this summer for a habitat, is like the total picture
of deer management. GRANT: Even though I hit the doe in the thick
part of the shoulder, it was an easy trail to follow, and we recovered a doe in about
100 yards. I shoot a Havoc broadhead. I hit the big part of the bone in the shoulder.
It went right through a rib, went through a rib on the far side, and buried so deep
in the off shoulder that I couldn’t pull my arrow out of the deer. GRANT: Beautiful morning. We saw some deer
activity a little later in the morning, including this doe, which gave me a great shot, and
I kind of botched it up a little bit and hit her in the shoulder. No problem. About 100
yard trail and she was piled up, and we saw a really cool buck that gave me a lot of temptation.
Especially, when I saw the big stain on the tarsal gland, but it’s always best if you
got trail camera pictures from earlier in the year, to use those pictures as your age
determination, versus the moment of excitement. So that buck got a pass. We’re gonna make
a little venison out of this doe and call it a day. GRANT: It’s important to note that deer
do see color. There’s been a lot of research on how far in the color spectrum deer can
see. But as these next two hunts show, hunters can wear orange and still have great encounters
with deer at close range. ADAM: Well, Saturday afternoon we had a forecast
of east/southeast wind, but it was November 1st, so Daniel and I were eager to get in
the stand. Daniel and I were out; Raleigh and Grant were out; and we were both in great
spots, so we had high hopes somebody was gonna have some success. ADAM: It was pretty calm that afternoon, so
every sound we heard was a shooter buck in our mind. But it didn’t take long, and we
heard, sure enough, footsteps coming through the timber. ADAM: Happens to be a big doe, and she’s
coming through super cautious. Looks like she’s headed to the base of our tree, so
we’re just hoping she doesn’t detect us. ADAM: She knew something was up, so she’s
starting to try and sneak her way out of the area. ADAM: Sounded like she didn’t make it far,
so we knew we were gonna have a short recovery. But that didn’t stop the excitement, cause
when I checked my phone, I found out some great news. ADAM: (Whispering) Good buck down. Three year
old, most likely. 10 yard shot. Great blood on the arrow. It will be dead. ADAM: (Whispering) Yeah, baby. Bubbly, red
blood. ADAM: (Whispering) We’ve got a lot of does
we want to harvest, so we’re gonna take ‘em every chance we can. Even if it is November
1st, bucks are chasing, we still want to achieve our goals, so that didn’t stop us tonight.
We’re gonna get her out of here. We’ll be back at it tomorrow, hopefully, to remove
two more does – if not a hit list buck. GRANT: (Whispering) (Inaudible) GRANT: (Whispering) You don’t have a goatee.
You gotta do something about – there you go. (Inaudible) RALEIGH: (Whispering) I recently turned 16,
so I’m no longer allowed to hunt during youth season. But Rae had volleyball today,
so Dad and I got to come out. That’s why we’re wearing orange, because it’s youth
season, so we have to, like, differentiate ourselves. The winds are really good for this
stand. It looks like it’ll be a good night. RALEIGH: (Whispering) There’s not much to
mark yardage out there. GRANT: (Whispering) But you know – you got
to know where 20 yards is, so you know for 20 in, you don’t have to range it, you just
shoot. GRANT: We hadn’t been in the stand long
when Raleigh whispered, “Buck.” I was messing with the GoPro camera, and she was
messing with her phone, we both had to get rid of those and get ready for this encounter. GRANT: (Whispering) Be ready. RALEIGH: (Whispering) So, do I hit for a drop?
If, if he’s in this crack right here, is that 10? GRANT: (Whispering) Yeah. RALEIGH: (Whispering) (Inaudible) Yeah. How
many? (Inaudible) GRANT: (Whispering) Whenever you’re ready. GRANT: (Whispering) What yard? (Inaudible) GRANT: (Whispering) 20. 20. 20. (Inaudible).
20. You got him. You nailed him. You nailed him. RALEIGH: (Whispering) Yes. GRANT: (Whispering) You nailed him. GRANT: (Whispering) Just let me. Unload your
emotions. RALEIGH: (Whispering) Uh, so, I was sitting
here playing a game on my phone. I just happened to look up, and I see a deer. It’s a pretty
good one, and it comes in pretty fast. It actually gets to like 20, less than 20 yards,
and I take the shot. It looked like a really good one. The arrow went all the way through.
You can see it sticking in the ground out there. Really excited. First kill with a bow.
So, yes! It’s a good one, too. GRANT: (Whispering) It’s a real good one.
It’s a real good one. RALEIGH: Hi, Granny. Hey. Just wanted to tell
you guys I got a good deer. GRANNY: Oh, you did? RALEIGH: Hmm. Hmm. And I was, I shot it with
my bow. GRANT: Part of our celebration has always
been Raleigh calling her mom and grandparents telling about the hunt and preparing to bring
venison home. RALEIGH: We got down to check out my arrow.
It’s covered in blood from nock to point, and there’s a few, little bit of hair on
it. And now, we’re gonna take some time to find the trail. RALEIGH: Right through here. Here. GRANT: The buck ran 100 plus yards down a
steep hill. Raleigh and I continued our celebration – enjoyed the moments, took a few pictures
with our cell phone – and called Adam and Daniel to join the celebration, and just as
importantly, help us drag this big buck up the hill. GRANT: Raleigh was shooting a Quest bow – the
Torch model. It’s set at about 43 pounds. She was shooting an H1 arrow from BloodSport
Arrows. That’s a small diameter, which is great for penetration, and the Striker broadhead
by G5. They’ve been shown by several publications to be one of the sharpest broadheads manufactured. GRANT: Obviously, this combination worked
perfectly for a total pass through shot on a three year old buck. I hope you have a chance
to go hunting with one of your family members this week. But more importantly, find some
time to be quiet and listen to what the Creator is saying to you. Thanks for watching RALEIGH: (Inaudible)

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  1. U guys are awesome I'm 12 and I love your videos this is my first year hunting I watched your videos since 2011 plz respond back to me

  2. Every night I go out bowhunting I always see deer but they always come out 200+ yards away and don't come a yard closer until dark. Any tips on bringing them in closer during daylight hours?

  3. Hello I noticed your use of the word "Harvest" in your videos. I also use that word. Most hunters would tell how they "Kill" a deer but that is only hurting our image to the general public. Have you done a video on the use of the word "harvest' over the word "kill"? If not could you. I for one think it is very important that hunters change how they talk about what they love. Thanks VtArcher 

  4. Great video as always . Did not know Raleigh was your daughter till hunt was over . Good job Raleigh ! My niece has been bow hunting at our place and seeing nice wide bucks with does come in . Nothing yet . 

  5. Love the channel! Continue to put out great videos. Looking forward to Thanksgiving break from college to get a little hunting in myself.

  6. Great video you guys have defiantly been putting some meat on the ground! This is my 2nd year bowhunting and just this saturday i put my 5th deer of the year down with my bow!

  7. I'm 12 years old I have watched all of your videos my dad and I are making a plot for the next year season we really need to know what would be good for a food plot in southeastern ohio it will be a hide hole food plot. And I love your vids my dad and I have set goals to harvest buck 4 years of age I love watching your vids I want to be a wild life biologist some day too. Your videos inspire me:)! And nice buck your daughter got this video!

  8. Hey growing deer, do you know if you could do part of a video to your treestand setup and where you put the camera? Also, where you put the 2nd stand in comparison to the 1st for a tree with only 1 main trunk. Thanks! Another great episode!

  9. Great video guys! I really respect what y'all do with your deer management program. Congrats to Raleigh on scoring a great deer! Gumby is a funky looking 3 year old and should be a solid buck to harvest next season. I am hunting in georgia a few miles north of Jeff foxworthy s land and love to watch the videos y'all upload every week! Keep up the great work!

  10. That was a great shot, she must be practicing alot. I bet that made you feel really proud to see her harvest one with a bow, it is very challenging but she made it look really easy.

  11. Do you guys have any videos on field dressing the deer I've never hunted before and would love to try it out next year maybe. I've been watching your videos and in even more hooked than before

  12. thanks to your bow hunting advice ive been able to bring in 2 large 8 points at my stand durnig november
    thank you growing deer tv

  13. Great buck Raleigh, Grant you looked more excited than her! Glad you have a good safety system to keep you secure to the tree haha. Cant wait to see the new video of the monster she shot when its posted. Cheers from NC

  14. That's so cool. Me and my dad have been hunting on our property for weeks. We have seen a 15 point named rip tine. There is a bigger buck that has broken the 15 points antler I named him elk ridge he is a 21 point. Looks like your advice helped me. Thank you.

  15. When you are doing your deer preparation, do you plant crops to hold deer in a specific area or are you conserving land around arable land to give them paths of least resistance to the areas you want them to be in? Great show watch from over in the UK keep it up.

  16. To me, it is apparent that there has been a lot of hard work for this property to be the way it is. I think it's cool to have caught such an exciting moment in someones life on film. Definitely subscribing!

  17. Hello, my name is Jon…. Im twelve years old and love deer hunting more than anything…… last season i killed a 203 pound eight pointer and a 113 pound doe…. so not a great season but some great deer….. Mr Grant i truly love your show and dream of having one like yours when im older…. Thanks so much for being a cristian and deer hunting….. Have safe hunts and please respond,,,, Thanks ps. Thanks to Adam too…………………………………

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