Bow Hunting Whitetails: Back to Back Double Does Down (#412)
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Bow Hunting Whitetails: Back to Back Double Does Down (#412)

August 16, 2019

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I pick a great outfitter. We saw a lot of elk with several close encounters. During the final afternoon of that hunt, I
was able to punch my tag with a good bull. GRANT: After chasing elk in New Mexico, the
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were greeted with a north wind. We rarely get a north wind during the early
season, so Tyler and I went to a stand near a plot we call Boom Back and set up for an
afternoon hunt. Boom Back is a long ridge that has several
one and two-acre food plots planted with the Buffalo Blend. And with the north wind, we were able to kind
of “thread the needle”, if you will; slide along the south side; and get into the stand
without alerting deer on the northern side of the ridge. GRANT: Anytime the temperatures are warmer
than normal, deer often bed on north facing slopes. This allows them to stay a bit cooler and
more comfortable throughout the day. Tyler and I got settled into the Summits and
waited to see what would appear. GRANT: (Whispering) September 27th in the
afternoon and Tyler and I are out for a whitetail hunt here at The Proving Grounds. We’re on a plot we call Boom Back. Last year we had some Reconyx video of Handy,
our biggest buck, eating on a persimmon tree right in front of me. Now, I tagged Handy later, so he won’t be
here and the persimmons aren’t quite dropping yet. But, we’re in a wicked drought. So, any food source is attracting deer. They’ve ate some of this food plot down
pretty hard but there’s still some green out here. So, we’ve got some red oaks dropping right
here next to the plot, a little bit of green, and maybe one or two of the early persimmons
dropping. We’re on food; we’re up early; should
be a good afternoon. GRANT: A short while later, the first deer
appeared. GRANT: Then, we saw antlers. GRANT: (Whispering) Can you recognize him? GRANT: (Whispering) Is that? GRANT: This was the first buck I encountered
this season and I always enjoy seeing antlers. GRANT: After Tyler and I watched this buck
a bit, we both decided he was three years old. GRANT: I enjoy seeing and tagging mature whitetail
bucks. You’ve seen us tag a lot of mature bucks
here at The Proving Grounds – many of which are larger than average for the Ozark Mountains. GRANT: We’ve had these great opportunities
because we’ve worked hard to improve the habitat and we’ve really worked hard to
have good trigger finger management. GRANT: Through years of research and observation,
I’ve noticed that in timber habitat – you know, where most of the area is not row crops
– bucks often express most of their antler potential by the time they’re four years old. GRANT: This is not true in areas where most
of the land is used for crop production. In those areas whitetails have such great
nutrition they often can continue growing and growing larger antlers until they’re five,
six, seven – even eight years of age. GRANT: In this case, I’d rather pass this
buck, get more trail camera pictures of him and let my family and friends have more encounters
than tagging and take him out before he’s expressed more potential. GRANT: As Tyler and I were enjoying watching
this buck, we noticed one of the does had fed in range. GRANT: Even though she was within range, she
wasn’t presenting a good shot opportunity. GRANT: Suddenly, another doe headed right
for us and it looked like she was gonna give me a shot. GRANT: My shot was a little high but she went
down within just a few yards and I knew I had fresh venison for the family. GRANT: (Whispering) We eat a lot of venison
in our family, so that’s a great thing. And, we’re in a severe drought – we’re
a little short on food, so we need to remove several does this year. Daniel took one earlier. That’s number two for the year. I’m locked and loaded. Might get another one. GRANT: Tyler and I were enjoying that moment
when another doe come running toward our stand. GRANT: (Whispering) Are you on her? TYLER: (Whispering) Yeah. GRANT: She was very alert and as she cautiously
mealed around the bottom of our stand, Tyler finally gave me the green light. GRANT: (Whispering) Second one down. You just heard a crash, didn’t ya? GRANT: (Whispering) She came in right here. Would’ve been a great shot but she wasn’t
giving me both lungs. It’s tough to get both lungs on a – this
steep of angle. She worked over about 15 yards and got in
some shadows – pretty dark but. We heard a crash, so, now we’re three toward
our goal. GRANT: Big ole nanny. There she be. I’ll grab the light; you grab a leg. GRANT: It had been a great afternoon and at
dark, Tyler and I climbed down and waited for Daniel and Wes to come help with the recovery. GRANT: This is short dragging. Just pull her right out of there. GRANT: We like short drags in the Ozarks. GRANT: Watch the stubs. We’re short of food and you can tell. These deer are looking a little thin. That’s the one reason we’re gonna be removing
several does this fall. We’re in a wicked drought right now. But, good shot placement on that one. Let’s go look at the other arrow and take
up the trail on the second one. GRANT: This is another great lesson here. You see how many ants are on this arrow already? Crawling up/down. Ants, of course, can be carnivorous and go
to blood. So, if you’re looking for blood on the ground
and you see some ants moving, move close and you’ll probably find the blood. GRANT: But this arrow is soaked with blood. And the Blood Ring has turned red and there’s
blood all over the white fletching there and it’s a good color. So. Yeah. Where’s that brighter light? GRANT: A little Deadmeat working there. GRANT: Alright. Number two. We gotta be serious, boys. Too many ribs showing here. We gotta be serious about getting some does
off here. We need a rain something fierce. GRANT: Daniel wanted in on the action the
following afternoon. So him and Thomas went to an area we call
East Glade. GRANT: East Glade is actually two hardwood
ridges above an area where we’ve cut all the cedars and did a lot of prescribed fire. GRANT: We showed you some work we were doing
in this area earlier this year when Flatwood Natives was here treating all the hardwood
saplings. We’ll follow up that treatment with prescribed
fire this spring. GRANT: A few weeks ago, some of our guys were
out scouting and found a white oak tree that had a lot of acorns right on top of the southern
ridge. GRANT: Based on this MRI, most recent information,
Daniel and Thomas climbed in some Summits overlooking that white oak. DANIEL: (Quietly) We’re on a, the end of
a long ridge that is just filled with white oaks and red oaks. We’ve got a large white oak with a lot of
acorns in the tree and a lot on the ground right in front of us about 20 yards. We set up in this tree. It’s the only tree to hang on to hunt this
white oak. And it’s on the north wind. We rarely get north winds early season but
we got one today. So we were able to sneak in on the back side
of this ridge, climb up the tree undetected and now we’re hunting over white oak. DANIEL: (Quietly) Grant tagged two does last
night so deer are on their feet and they’re hungry. Hoping that white oaks will bring ‘em in
range tonight. DANIEL: (Quietly) Our management objective
this year at The Proving Grounds is to harvest about 40 does. A lot of those we’re gonna try to knock
out during the early season. DANIEL: (Quietly) You know, we want as much
forage in that late season during that stress period for bucks and pregnant does after the
rut. So, by removing does now we’re helping our
deer herd later on and make it through the winter healthy. GRANT: Once settled in, they could hear acorns
falling and felt confident it wouldn’t be long ‘til a deer showed. They didn’t expect the first deer to come
from the direction she did. GRANT: This doe was working up the mountain
directly downwind of Daniel and Thomas. GRANT: Suddenly, she turned and started working
away from their set. UNKNOWN: (Whispering) (Inaudible) UNKNOWN: (Whispering) No, she doesn’t. GRANT: Eventually, she started heading back
toward Daniel and Thomas. GRANT: It looked like she was gonna walk directly
downwind of their stand and come in close. UNKNOWN: (Whispering) (Inaudible) GRANT: In fact, she came within seven yards
of their stand. DANIEL: (Whispering) Down, she’s down, she’s scratching. Right there. She’s rolling; she’s probably rolling
down the hill. DANIEL: (Whispering) Oooh. You wanna talk about on the edge of your seat. That doe was downwind of us the entire time. Man. And she was a mature doe. It wasn’t like a yearling. No. That was a mature doe downwind of us and,
gosh. I’m gonna range it. I can see the arrow. It is bloody. DANIEL: (Whispering) Arrow’s at seven yards
downwind. That’s why we go to so much trouble to think
about scent control. You know. How we wash our clothes, we store our clothes
and scent control. Entering, exiting, not alerting deer. DANIEL: (Whispering) Wow. That deer came in downwind. It’s really hard. We can’t pattern deer here in the Ozarks when
there’s acorns everywhere. We just say, “We’re on
a ridge with acorns. There’s gonna be deer.” But you never know where they’re gonna come
out. GRANT: Moments after Daniel shot the first
doe, Thomas spotted another doe following the same path. DANIEL: (Whispering) Same place as that other
doe was. GRANT: It was like she was reading the same
script. GRANT: This doe crunched on some acorns and
ended up walking right to the exact same spot where Daniel shot the first doe. DANIEL: (Whispering) You on her? DANIEL: (Whispering) Shot it exactly where
the first doe was. Seven yards downwind. I think we made the right choice, Thomas. Or not. DANIEL: (Whispering) Two arrows. You can see ‘em. There’s two arrows there. GRANT: Two does taken at seven yards within
minutes of each other – both downwind. DANIEL: I think she – it did go through
that shoulder. GRANT: The Deadmeat zipped through the first
doe and left a great blood trail. Unfortunately, it was down a steep mountain. GRANT: Daniel called Tyler and Wes and I gotta
tell ya – Wes was a little happy that Tyler got a little payback for the two does he helped
drag that I had shot previously. UNKNOWN: (Inaudible) Ya ready? GRANT: The guys got the does back to the Yamaha and brought ’em into the skinning shed. GRANT: Two more? DANIEL: Yeah. GRANT: 35 left to go. DANIEL: Yeah. (Laughter) Still got a lot to go. But, definitely were in all those acorns. GRANT: Yeah. DANIEL: They were head down just chomping. GRANT: Yeah. We gotta be hunting acorns right now. DANIEL: So. GRANT: Find ‘em and hang and hunt. DANIEL: And they, they didn’t see anything
at Crabapple. There was nothing Crabapple when we came through. I think they’re all in acorns. GRANT: Find acorns, hang and hunt. That’s our strategy for… DANIEL: Yeah. GRANT: …a little bit. DANIEL: Yeah. GRANT: (Inaudible) is a lymphatic system. If you eat the whole ham, you’re eating that. And if this deer – I don’t think it did
– but if it had any infection, it’s gonna collect in a lymphatic system. Why would you want to feed that to your family? GRANT: And I’m, again, I’m freeing up
from the pelvic girdle. The pelvic girdle makes a little jog right
here. GRANT: Oh my gosh. That and a couple of scrambled eggs – you
could climb Mt. Everest. Oooo, it’s good! GRANT: And now, the rest of this is another
big ole roast. JAMES: I know I’m ready for this cooler
weather as I get (Inaudible)… GRANT: And the thing I really like is, I even
tuck mine in the shirt like this when I’m hunting so there’s no chance of my bow hitting
it when I draw. I love this small end of the barrel. So, I, without looking, you know, I may see
a deer out there or something. Even without looking, I can – I’ve got this
just right. And I never have to look. JAMES: Yeah. GRANT: I, I love that. GRANT: Hey, it’s October 1st, so I’m out
in the woods with my good friend, James Harrison. James, what does October 1st mean to you? JAMES: Oh, it’s – well, originally, it
was bow season but now it’s fall turkey season. And the leaves are changing, acorns are dropping
and it’s time to shoot some deer. GRANT: You know and I, I started out hunting,
rattling ‘cause I’d seen some videos of guys in Texas doing it and making all kinds
of movement, noise and it wasn’t all that successful to tell you the truth. GRANT: Rattling certainly works and can be
a great technique but there’s – you’re carrying something big and bulky in the woods. You’re making all this noise and get busted
a lot of the time. And later I learned that grunt calls – through
research I learned that grunt calls or grunting – is a much better tool than rattling. Both are good tools. JAMES: Right. GRANT: But, if I’m only gonna carry one
in the woods, I’m gonna carry the grunt call and I’m gonna take it on every hunt. JAMES: Yup. GRANT: So, James. You know, once I figured out – gosh, I can
mash my thumbs together a lot and see some deer, but not that many. Or I can take a grunt call, which is easy
to be quiet and not moving as much, I just kind of went to, you know, the store and bought
whatever grunt call I could get. And I’d lose it and get another one next
year or whatever. I never really paid attention to different
tone or volume of grunt calls. And through my career as a research biologist,
I started learning more about deer communications and realized there’s a huge difference in
what deer are saying. And that’s when I got with you to – because
I couldn’t find anything out there that fit my needs as a deer hunter. I needed a new call designed. JAMES: Right. And we – and we started from scratch, really. I mean, we went down to listening to actual
deer grunting on the videos, live deer grunting. The stuff that we heard and how it was carrying
and then we started, basically, from the ground – basically, from the ground up. You know, with the tone boards all the way
through. I know we had a lot of time developing the
call to get the sounds where we wanted ‘em at. GRANT: Me and, and that batch of interns that
year and the employees spent a lot of time in the bottoms and ridges listening to models
you’d sent us, which is fun. I’ve still got a box of all the test models. (Laughter) I make sure I don’t get ‘em
mixed up with my hunting stuff ’cause I don’t want to blow the wrong one. But, yeah. GRANT: So, a lot of fun. And, and we came up with what’s called the
Messenger to communicate very specific vocalizations at different situations and different times
of the year. GRANT: So, James and I have been hunting a
long time. But, James is a world champion caller and
he’s, lately he’s been really specializing in calling deer. GRANT: So, today, James, I want you to share
some tips with us about the Messenger grunt call. JAMES: Okay. GRANT: But, just calling deer in general. JAMES: You know, as the season changes, calling
deer changes also. GRANT: Right. JAMES: It’s just like turkey season. You call different to the birds early spring
– same way you do with deer. Early season like that – I’m trying to
catch them does. JAMES: A lot of times we’re out there trying
to kill does early season… GRANT: Sure. JAMES: …thinning the herd. GRANT: Sure. JAMES: So, I’m trying to call them does. So, usually, on the Messenger, I just use
this. I’ll take that and I’ll move it up to
the top click on there. The top notch. GRANT: Okay. Okay. JAMES: And what that does is that brings that
pitch up higher… GRANT: Okay. JAMES: …like a doe. So, I can contact them does more. Obviously, the bucks, you know, if a buck
hears that, they’re social creatures. They’re gonna come into it and check it out. GRANT: There’s some deer over there. JAMES: Yeah. There’s deer over there. But, you’ll get them does coming in ‘cause
they’ll hear that and that it could be either a) they’re a fawn or another doe. GRANT: Yup. JAMES: And we’re trying to get them does. GRANT: Daniel and I had that experience the
other afternoon. He was out and, and had some does out of bow
range and, and gave that little lighter-pitch grunt like that and had some does respond
to him. So, yeah. JAMES: And then as pre-rut gets in, I’ll
switch it down. I usually go with the middle setting on it. GRANT: Okay. JAMES: And that’s kind of like a two and
a half year-old deer right there. Give you a little bit of sound here. GRANT: Yup. JAMES: And I want to get that buck’s attention
and get him to take his attention toward me but I don’t want to be threatening to him. You know, I don’t want to sound like a dominant
buck. I want to sound like another buck that grunting
at him and challenging him a little bit. But one that he’s comfortable walking in
on. GRANT: Let’s think about what we’re really
communicating. When I go to that second spot there, I – and
you and I worked together on this as we were designing this call. We want to communicate that this is an immature
buck tending a receptive doe. GRANT: So, if you think back to high school
days. I mean, yeah, you’d probably go up – there’s
a fight going on in the hallway, but if Betty Lou was dancing, everybody stopped and looked
or came and looked. Right? JAMES: Yup. Exactly. GRANT: So, we want to communicate – here’s
an immature buck that’s not really a threat that’s tending a receptive doe. Kind of like the freshman’s got the queen
of the ball of the dance but a senior’s gonna come in and say, “Hey. This, this dance is my turn.” JAMES: Yup. Exactly. GRANT: So, that’s what we want to communicate. That’s, in fact, why we call it the Messenger
‘cause we can communicate a specific message to the deer we’re hunting. JAMES: Right. Exactly. And, and what that does is you’ll get – and
a lot of guys out there, too – and I talk with this guys – they’re weekend hunters. They’ve got to work all week. They’ve got the weekends. They want to call in deer. GRANT: That’s right. JAMES: That way, if you’re sounding like a
two year-old buck or a two or a half year-old buck, and you’re non-threatening – and another
two and a half year-old buck hears you, he’s gonna come in. ‘Cause a lot of them guys, they just want
to, they want to shoot a deer… GRANT: Hey, that’s me. JAMES: …and get it in the freezer. GRANT: I want to see deer. JAMES: Yup. GRANT: I want to see – and another thing. When you call that two year old in, there
may be a more mature buck in the area that’s curious of what’s going on, too. Follow that scent trail right in or you get
two or three younger bucks working, they may start sparring or something like that. GRANT: I just want as many deer around my
stand or blind as I can have without alerting them. GRANT: James, let’s advance a couple weeks. Wherever you are in America now – let’s
say, we’ve advanced and now we’re heavy pre-rut/rut. There’s some actual breeding going on, there’s
chasing going on. What’s your strategy? JAMES: The strategy there is – and I – and
you can leave it on that second setting and just call them deer into ya. But, if I got a shooter buck out there or
a hit list buck that I’m wanting to get after, I’ll drop it down to that third setting,
which is the closest to the end. And that’s gonna deepen that tone. And what I’m wanting to do is – I want
to challenge that buck, but I don’t want to over – be over aggressive to him. I don’t want to sound like a big ole bull
out there. I just want to sound like a two and a half,
three and a half year-old buck. Still don’t have all my Wheaties yet, but
I want to challenge him to get to that doe. GRANT: And you’re definitely tending a doe
here. You’ve got that tending grunt going on. JAMES: Right. Yup. Notice the rhythm’s a lot slower than that. The tone’s down. Just a deeper, deeper grunt sound. He’s actually chasing does tending. And when them other bucks hear that sound,
they know, “Okay. He’s chasing a doe. He’s not the dominant buck. He’s chasing a doe.” And they’re gonna come in and check it out. GRANT: At minimum, they’re coming in the scent
trail of that receptive doe or check it out. JAMES: Yup. GRANT: If they’re not coming in to challenge,
they’re coming in ‘cause the most attractive thing in the woods at that time – that’s
what we’re communicating – is right here by where we’re hunting. JAMES: Right. GRANT: That receptive doe. GRANT: So, I’m not blowing out early season
and I’m not just blind – I don’t – myself – I don’t blind call with that. I’m going to use that when I see the hit
lister cruising by at 150 yards or something like that. Or I’ve got young bucks in the area or whatever. I’m gonna get a little more aggressive at
that stage of the rut when deer are more aggressive. JAMES: Right. As the deer get aggressive and you start seeing
them bucks cruising a lot, you can get more aggressive with your calling because they’re
focused in on those does and they’re challenging at that stage. They want to get in there and get that doe. JAMES: So, they’re gonna show their dominance. They’re gonna bristle up. That is where that one really works good. GRANT: Now, here’s a tip – a strategy
that I gotta tell you James come up with that’s even more refined than what I was using. You told me something you did during the rut
– last part of the rut, whatever. You kind of really related it to turkey hunting. I want you to share that with our group. JAMES: Well, once you get into lockdown – Missouri
gun season is notorious – the first week of gun season, it seems like, them does and
bucks – they’re locked down tight. GRANT: Yup. Yup. JAMES: I switch the Messenger back over and
I go up to the top group because I want to sound like a doe. And the reason that is – the bucks – they’ve
done sparred. They’ve got their dominance. They know where they’re at. They don’t want to challenge. They don’t want another challenge. So, if I see an old buck coming through there,
I’m gonna. JAMES: I want to sound like that receptive
doe. And if a buck’s cruising and he hears that
sound, he’s not threatened by it. GRANT: He’s coming right in. JAMES: He’s coming right in ‘cause a lot
of times, you’ll have bucks – and I, I did this last year when I was bow hunting. It was locked down; I had a little buck coming
through. I grunted at him once on the third setting. And, man, he just bristled up and he walked
on past. And I hit him with that doe bleep on this
and he turned around and he come right back in to me. ‘Cause he wasn’t threatened then. He knew it was just a deer. GRANT: By now, they’ve most likely been
whipped two or three times… JAMES: Yup. GRANT: They’ve had enough of that nonsense. But, they’re still really interested in a
receptive doe. GRANT: Well, James, we’re in a wicked drought
here in the Ozarks. You can see how brown and dry it is and food
sources are pretty limited. So, I can get in deer but I need ‘em in
bow range. Big difference between being in deer in general. I’m in the same 30 acre block that deer
are using and having ‘em 20, 30 yards from my stand or blind. JAMES: Right. Well, one of the things – you know, with
the Messenger, when we designed and worked on this, we made it to – and we had talked
about it when we was done – you can get this call soft. You know, I think that’s one of the points
– a lot of this stuff – you know, you don’t want to – deer have great hearing
and you can blow a deer out. Just like you can a turkey out. JAMES: So, if you’ve got that call and. You can get on them same deer and not spook
‘em because it’s a natural sound they’re hearing and it’s something they’re hearing
in the woods and pull them deer into you… GRANT: Yup. Yup. JAMES: …from there. GRANT: Yup. You know, a lot of marketing advertisement
is all about being the biggest bull in the woods and the super challenge and that’s
great if you only want to take home a, you know, a five, six, seven year-old buck. And that’s just not me. GRANT: I need to fill that freezer up with
tenderloin for Ms. Tracy. I love shooting my bow. And I love seeing deer. So, I want to be able to communicate with
every member of the deer herd. GRANT: I always enjoy visiting with James
and learning from him. We’ll both be carrying the Messenger grunt
call throughout the season and sharing our techniques and results. GRANT: If you’d like more detailed information
about our calling techniques, we recently did a Facebook live with James. We have a copy of that video at
under the clips tab. GRANT: We still need to harvest a bunch of
does and start chasing our hit list bucks. So, stay tuned to the techniques and strategies
we’ll be using; follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. And we’ll be giving almost day-by-day accounts
of our strategies. GRANT: The leaves are starting to fall. And it’s a fabulous time of year. But every day is a great day to get outside
and enjoy Creation, but more importantly, slow down, be quiet and listen to what the
Creator is saying to you. GRANT: Thanks for watching GrowingDeer.

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  1. Send me some of that meat I haven't seen a deer in the woods yet. Granted, had only one day to hunt so far. With most of our animals going into hibernation starting in November I'll be in the woods every day. Good luck everyone.

  2. Another awesome video! Thanks Growing Deer for the informative, clean, and hunter friendly videos filled with awesome tips to be a better hunter. I also want to thank you for standing up for your beliefs and going against the tide of the world with the mention of our Creator at the end of each video. Keep up the good work.

  3. I was wondering if anyone could help me and give me some ideas in what to do. This is my first year hunting and I know it is semi early in the season still but I have not gotten a deer yet and I have spent close to 40 hours in a tree stand I'm not sure if this is normal or if I should be doing something different but the place I'm hunting is urban and is all hard woods

  4. Without question, this is the best deer hunting show ever made. Thank you to the entire team for the knowledge that I continue to learn from you.

  5. I am very ready for Missouri rifle season mentally, but not physically! I still need to do load development to get more velocity out of my rifle. Good luck guys!

  6. Deer hunting is a piece of cake in the Ozark mountains compared to deer hunting in FL. The deer in Florida don't seem to care for/about bleat/grunt callers

  7. I recently had an encounter with two does outside of my bow range and they seemed spooked but they didnโ€™t react to my grunt call at all

  8. Love this hunting show. By far my favorite. So much that I actually went out and bought a Prime Ion and tomorrow I'll be buying some G5 deadmeat broadheads. Thank you for this video. Glad to see the deadmeats at work. God bless guys!

  9. Hey! Iโ€™m an 11 year old I shot my first deer last year. Just wanted to say I love your videos keep it up! I know they definitely helped me last year thank you!

  10. Is there such thing as tick control for wooded lots? Such as a team of exterminators that would spray throughout woods on your property to help control or eradicate ticks?

  11. we are on the middle of bow season and me and the boy have each got a doe today fall turkey for shotgun started we had a huge coyote come out and creep towards the decoys o shot him he weighed 48 pounds that's huge for around here I never hesitate to eliminate fawn and poult nabbers

  12. It blows my mind that you guys only have 76k subs. This is by far the best and most informative hunting show on YouTube. I really hope to be able to visit the proving grounds some day. It's been awesome to watch the progression over the years.

  13. Would like to ask a question of growing deer TV staff do you use a lure during the rut and pre-rut and if so what do you use and what name brand

  14. This is hands down the best deer hunting show Ive seen and has helped me as a student biologist too! My question is when you are trying to take that many does do you have a certain age class in mind or just taking what you can to meet your management goals?

  15. Hey, I just shot a big 4 year old 8 point buck yesterday! I hit its shoulder and injured it, I was wondering what I should do. Any help would be awesome!

  16. How are you getting so many arrows to pass thru a deer? Iโ€™ve shot twice this year and the arrow has been sticking out. My draw weight is 80lbs and Iโ€™m shooting 100 grain tips

  17. having trouble watching your video on my phone and my email desktop any idea the reason I can`t watch yourย videos anymore thanks.

  18. yes we are having great hunts every time we go in the woods is a great adventure we are seriously thinking of getting a nice Cera and starting a YouTube channel any ideas for what cameras work the best??

  19. I've seen plenty of coyotes in my time as a hunter and wildlife manager but that was the first time watching one stalk our decoys my son captured the moment on his smart phone and we are trying to find a way to put it on the web

  20. yes decoys it's bow season for deer and of r fall turkey season runs within the second month I can shoot a turkey with the bow all of October and we shotgun hunt the turkeys from the 21st to the 31st

  21. when we do get a camera and begin putting hunts on YouTube or any social media we will be sure to inform u and Grant I think it's amazing our property isn't that different from yours and you're I'm the Ozarks we are in the Champlain valley of vt between the two big mountains

  22. sorry to keep bothering you guys but I was just watching one of ur episodes about antler growth and Grant mentioned that minerals help wich I knew but have u guys not used the minerals and noticed a big difference compared to when u did have them available? just trying to figure out if is using minerals licks is actually as much help as I think it is

  23. Man I would give anything to hunt at the Proven Grounds. I wish I had land to put some of your tips to good use. Dreams lol

  24. I apologize if this has been addressed in an earlier comment, I looked but didn't see, but what do you think was in that buck's chest? A leaf? A stick? Shaft of arrow? It looked unusual, and seemed to be swelled a bit as well. Otherwise, another fantastic episode!

  25. I have a question why don't ur bucks racks got more out u have a lot of basket racks as they are called here in ny

  26. I've always wondered if you had an estimate on how many deer live on The Proving Grounds? And if you do what are the doe to Buck ratios?
    Thanks for all the knowledge you all have shared over the years. I absolutely love watching your videos.

  27. i shot a doe in a rye grass and been field and shot at 137 yards and found no blood but found the deer yards from were i shot for doe management .

  28. we also already found a scrape about 40 yards from our shooting house before the rut from a young spike that we love to see all the time to see that bucks are on their feet

  29. Hey Grant thanks for creating this channel you guys have helped me learn to let 3 year old bucks and under get bigger! I also have a question for you I shot a 5 year old 10 point and I think I hit it in the liver and donโ€™t know to track it or let it go for a little while? If you have any information please let me know.

  30. What brand of scent control do yโ€™all spray and use? I wanna use the scent control yโ€™all use because I know it works!

  31. Awesome video!!
    I went hunting this morning using my Bear Pledge I saw an 8point but couldn't get a good shot. Hopefully he'll give me one tomorrow morning.

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