Early Season Plan of Attack

Posted on by Adam Keith in Deer Hunting, Hunting Strategy

It’s September 14 and we’re only one day away from the opener of Missouri archery season! SAWEEEET!!! The wait is almost over, and all the preseason preparation is about to be put to the test. There are the months of shooting your bow, hanging and trimming treestands, washing your clothing, planting food plots and possibly looking through thousands of Reconyx images, all for the hopes of tagging a trophy buck!

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Preseason Preparations with a Giant Whitetail

Posted on by Adam Keith in Deer Hunting, Hunting Strategy

It’s August the 23rd. I’m starting to have that feeling that can only be compared to the night before Christmas when I was a child. There wasn’t much sleep happening because the excitement was almost too much to bear. Plus, what little rest I did get was filled with dreams completely engulfed with new toys, stockings and reindeer. Years later I’m still dreaming about deer, but this time it is whitetails! Lately I’ve become so entangled with the upcoming season opener (September 15th) that I can’t even go to sleep without thinking about it. The good news is, I’m not alone. In fact, just this week Grant shared with me that he has started his usual preseason dreams about hunting whitetails. This is something that is often true with deer hunters.

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Split Brow During Daylight

Posted on by Adam Keith in Deer Hunting

It’s August 10 and The GrowingDeer.tv Team and I are attending the Land and Wildlife Expo and QDMA National Convention here at the beautiful Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee.

It’s been a fun couple of days in seminars, touring the indoor expo and meeting the GrowingDeer.tv fans. With all the activities and excitement going on, one thing hasn’t escaped my mind. Wednesday morning before we left for Nashville, Grant and I were going through cards and we discovered that Split Brow has been frequently using a camera survey location DURING DAYLIGHT!!

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Dry Weather Whitetail Habitat Management Plans

Posted on by Adam Keith in Hunting Strategy

It’s June 8th and as I look out the office window across The Proving Grounds it looks like mid-July...DRY! Almost all signs of our last rainfall are gone. The plants are definitely showing it. If this trend keeps up it could be a very stressful summer for our food plots and wildlife. I’ve already been hearing about wildfires across most of the Midwest due to the lack of measurable rain.

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