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Turkey Hunting: Bow/Gun Tag Team Nebraska Hunt | A Frosty Gobbler (#180) @GrowingDeer.tv

August 14, 2019


April 29th and we continue to have a lot of
great turkey action here at the Proving Grounds and Heath and Lindsey Martin do a double tag
in Nebraska. (Whispering) that’s my turkey. GrowingDeer.tv is brought to you by Bass Pro
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by G5. Okay. Growing Deer pro-staffers, Keith and Lindsey
Martin live in Arkansas but they like to venture out a little bit to go on hunts. Hey, guys. It’s Lindsey. It’s April 11th.
It’s about 3:00. And as you can see we’ve got some stuff set out here, and Heath and
I are actually heading up to Nebraska for the weekend. About six, seven hours. Maybe
eight hours for us from here. Hopefully we’ll get Heath on a turkey tomorrow. And then come
Saturday, maybe I’ll get a chance to get one with a shotgun as well. So, stay tuned. We’re
hoping for a great weekend. HEATH: (Whispering) See her there. Heath had found some sign and put up a ground
blind and that afternoon, sure enough, they saw a couple of hens fly up to roost. HEATH: (Whispering) (Inaudible) up there.
She just jumped up there. She’s walking around trying to find a good limb to sit on. (Inaudible)
there he is. Always on that side of the fence. Dadgum it. They already crossed. HEATH: Are you on him? Yeah. HEATH: (Whispering) There’s more birds gonna
come to this rest, so I’m actually going to get in the blind and see what happens for
in the morning. Holy Cow. I can’t believe that. Them jokers just came out of nowhere.
Man, that’s a good bird, too. Big ole heavy bird. Keith made a great shot with his Impact. But
he wisely brought that bird back in the blind, knowing that shotgun season opened the next
morning. And Lindsey had a shotgun tag. The plan worked perfectly as those hens that
roosted nearby were noisy, and he started mimicking those calls in an effort to bring
those hens in, hoping some gobblers would follow. Heath’s calling was enough to stir things
up and bring those hens on into the decoys. Suddenly from the left, a lone Jake appears.
That would be perfect for Lindsey’s first turkey. (Whispering) Come on. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh.
So, I just got my first turkey in Nebraska. I was about to think it was not gonna happen
this morning and I did not hesitate. I busted him. And that is my first turkey ever in Nebraska,
baby. So, I am excited. We been sitting here shivering all morning long. But I don’t care.
That’s my turkey. Hey, good looking turkey. I want to congratulate Lindsey on her first
turkey and Heath and Lindsey for setting a great example of hunting together and sharing
Creation. It’s always a happier drive home when both
parties of the hunt have tagged a bird; especially when that’s a husband and wife traveling those
long hours. Back at the Proving Grounds in between turkey
hunting, we’ve been doing a little work on our food plots. Rather than disking and all
the negative impacts of that of allowing the fine soil particles, which are the most valuable
to blow away and compact in soil with all the weight of that disk, we simply spray that
existing winter crop and prepare to plant our spring variety. That standing plant material will simply fall
down and make the perfect mulch for your food plot. That vegetative material that fell over
to mulch serves several purposes. If a heavy rain happens to occur, the mulch actually
intercepts the raindrops, lessening the compaction when it hits the soil allowing it more time
to absorb in and not run off, limiting erosion. It also serves to keep moisture from evaporating
back out of the soil because the sun’s not directly hitting the soil service. And of
course, that vegetative material is fertilizer. Worms and other insects will decompose that
slowly, making it the most effective slow release fertilizer. Finally all that weed
matter covering the soil surface greatly reduces the amount of weeds that are going to germinate
and come up through, competing with your forage crop. Healthier soil results in healthier
deer and healthier turkeys. Now that our food plots have all been sprayed,
Adam opted to take a morning and go hunting with his brother. ADAM: The bird’s roosting right out front;
he’s responding to our calls and we’re thinking it’s just a matter of time. ADAM: (Whispering) Hey, hey, I heard that.
That was a Spit, though, wasn’t it? (Whispering) You hear him walking? ADAM: (Whispering) Yes. (Whispering) To my right. To my right. ADAM: (Whispering) It’s directly behind us. (Whispering) To my right. ADAM: (Whispering) Dude, it’s like 20 yards. (Whispering) I see him. ADAM: (Whispering) Okay. He’s slowly walking
this way. Look at the frost on his fan (Whispering) I got him. ADAM: (Whispering) (Inaudible) fan. Take him
whenever you’re ready. (Whispering) He came right on top of us. ADAM: (Whispering) You know, in all the years
we’ve hunted turkeys, I don’t think we’ve ever had one just get that close. And you
could hear him spitting and drumming and I was like, “There’s no way he’s gonna walk
into this food plot. He was so dead set on that hen decoy. Yeah. ADAM: Gosh that was perfect. You couldn’t
have drawn that (inaudible). Look how frosty he was. ADAM: And you could see his fan. It was just…And
when I first looked, I was like, “Does he have a white fan?” But it was just the frost
on him. I really enjoyed watching that hunt. I especially
enjoyed watching the frost pattern on that gobbler. It’s amazing how the Creator designed
those animals to survive the cold nights and open up during the day and let that heat escape.
I hope you have a chance to get out and witness the miracles of Creation this week. That’s
exactly what Adam and I did this morning as we had another great hunt right here at the
Proving Grounds. And we’ll share that hunt next week. Thanks for watching GrowingDeer.tv.

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  1. Another great video.
    I am interested in doing some no till on our small farm. Its 50 acres. We have about 2-3 acres that we have plans to make food plots. Is there an inexpensive drill that you would reccomend?

  2. Great videos, as always. That kill shot at the end is amazing!! You see the wad bounce off his head.

  3. Great Video as always. Thanks so much for representing the hunting community in such a great manner. In this day and age we need as many good representatives as possible, and you guys definitely fit the bill. Thanks! Where in Nebraska are they hunting?

  4. I have a Sukup brand no-till drill that has served me well. However, Sukup no longer makes no-till drills. I have used several models of Great Plains drills throughout the whitetails’ range and have been very satisfied with each one. Great Plains no-till drills are well built and do an excellent job of metering and placing the seed. Many government agencies and agricultural stores rent no-till drills. Check with your local Ag extension office to find out about rentals.

  5. great video you guys! that shot you got at the end from the impact of the shotgun was freakin' awesome! always love a great turkey hunt, its the last weekend here in TN to turkey hunt, always sad to have a short turkey season

  6. Three Great hunts!!! Thanks for sharing. That tom at the end was sure pretty, loved the audio as well.
    -Caleb P.

  7. A shotgun is preferred for turkey hunting – gauge of your choice that puts you within your range for accuracy. Lindsey Martin shoots a 12 guage. Thanks for watching GrowingDeer.tv.

  8. I’m not aware of any research on the night vision capabilities of turkeys. I’ve flushed them off a roost at night and heard them land in other limbs – so they can see good enough at night to find a limb to land on.

  9. Check your state regs as it varies across the nation. Most hunters are familiar with the spring gun season (April- May) but the actual dates vary by state. Plus there are special archery only seasons.

  10. That was perfectly clean kill by the Keith brother's. Spring Turkey is my Favorite out of all the Hunting & Fishing I have done so far in my life. Also, Hunting with a Brother is great but watching my son harvest his first deer was one of the Best Day of my life next to my children being born. Please keep the great hunts coming. You'All are awesome. Good job!!!

  11. My disagreement is that you seem to favor chemical solutions to situations. Do you consider the long-term effects of dumping herbicides into the ground; possibly polluting the groundwater?

  12. Have you thought of ever buying land in northwest PA? We are known for monster Toms and Wall hanger bucks and lake pymatuning is great for all types of fishing! And your my favorite YouTube channel

  13. Great job on the hunt! I had turkeys come out on me with no cover leaning on a tree last year for my first turkey hunt, its a great experience to have hunts like that. Haha i like how he said take it when you're ready and not even a second later BOOM.

  14. Great job! Well Done! Great work Heath on the Bow and well done Lindsey on the short gun! I looking forward to going hunting for Turkey my self when I'm 18.

  15. Did I ever tell you about the time I saw a turkey? It was a very majestic bird. I attempted to catch it, but it lead me into the Turkey Kingdom where I was captured by the Turkey Republican Guard. I then had a dance off with the King of the Turkey Kingdom to win my freedom.It was an epic battle. In the end, the gobbles were all for me. I left a changed man that day. Freer of any burdens I had taken upon myself.

    I was the turkey champion.

  16. Hey brotta your wife Lindsey don't be playing! She's a straight cool home girl to hunt with, I know awesome video. I enjoy watching you two!

  17. "it's amazing how the creator designed those animals to survive cold nights" ….
    hmm. Let's not get into that – cool video huntsmen!

  18. for hunting I would be limited to Black Powder antique replicas air rifles and crossbows and both due to a felony charge in New Jersey over a pellet rifle

  19. How long do you wait between spraying to get a kill and drilling the next crop in? Same day or do you have a waiting period?

  20. I am going to be taking my nephew out for youth turkey hunt in Wisconsin. It will be his first time hunting ever. Hope to capture it all on camera.

  21. I love your videos idk what do without your videos bc you really help me through the day last week I gave my life to Jesus and he is our savor. Thank You for everything

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