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News & Tips: Triggering Hardwater Crappie to Bite
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Triggering Hardwater Crappie to Bite

December 26, 2019
Crappie are a great species to fish through the ice. At times they can be challenging to find, but once you locate a school of slabs, it's worth the effort. Often eager to investigate lures, crappie…
Easy, delicious beef & venison jerky recipes, plus tips on what makes the best jerky
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Tips and Recipes for Making the Best Beef and Venison Jerky Ever

November 20, 2019
Looking for Ways to Make Easy, Delicious Beef and Venison Jerky? The number of American camping trips fueled by venison or beef jerky is lost to history. Going all the way back to the earliest…
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7 Great Tips for Falls BIG Fish by the Numbers

September 25, 2019
For any predatory fish that swims, autumn can be the best time of the year for landing numbers of fish as well as the biggest fish of the season. As the waters begin to cool, fish will change…
Graphic with one deer in field of soybeans for GrowingDeer.tv Episode #500
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How We Changed An Old Rocky Farm Into a Deer Hunting Dream (video)

July 26, 2019
Deer hunting and habitat changes on our hunting grounds: For 500 episodes we've shared what we do at The Proving Grounds in the rough, steep, rocky Ozark Mountains to produce bigger antlers and…
Angler fishing from a boat casting into the water
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These 4 Fishing Reel Types Are Rated Best at a Range of Uses (infographic)

July 2, 2019
What You Need to Know About These 4 Types of Fishing Reels Comparing spinning reels to spincasting reels to baitcasting reels to fly fishing reels is like comparing apples, oranges, mangoes, and…
Angler netting a giant catfish off the side of a boat
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Catch Giant Catfish With These Proven Fishing Tips

June 11, 2019
7 Proven "Catching Catfish" Strategies - Fishing for big catfish is gaining fans in droves as anglers realize the cats offer their best chance to catch a quarry in freshwater that weighs 20-75…
Things to Know About Compounds, Recurves & Crossbows (infographic)...
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23 Things to Know About Compounds, Recurves & Crossbows (infographic)

June 10, 2019
Arguing about "which hunting bow is best" is pointless. Compound bows, recurve bows, and crossbows all have a place in the deer woods today. They all created expanded hunting opportunities, and that'…
News & Tips: Spring Food Plots: Get Crop Benefits With the Buffalo Food Plot System (video)...
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Spring Food Plots: Get Crop Benefits With the Buffalo Food Plot System (video)

May 15, 2019
We are always working to improve the food plots on The Proving Grounds. When we find what works, we pass it along to our viewers. Check out this video to see a test that shows how your soil performs…
News & Tips: How Prescribed Fire Improves Whitetail Habitat (video)...
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How Prescribed Fire Improves Whitetail Habitat (video)

April 9, 2019
We use prescribed fire to improve native vegetation at The Proving Grounds. The reclamation process began for this 50 acre unit over 10 years ago to convert it from low quality cedars to better…
News & Tips: A Comprehensive List of Best Turkey Calls for a Beginning Hunter...
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A Comprehensive List of Best Turkey Calls for a Beginning Hunter

March 29, 2019
An Experts 3 Favorite Turkey Calls to Teach a Beginning Hunter When a person new to the sport of turkey hunting wants to learn how to call in this astounding bird, they assume that they can head to…
News & Tips: Hog Hunting in Alabama  (video)
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Hog Hunting in Alabama (video)

March 18, 2019
Hunting with GrowingDeer.tv: Grant and Clay travel to lower Alabama to chase swamp hogs! It’s a great bow hunt adventure as Grant stalks and spots for hogs while sharing hunting strategies and…
News & Tips: 15 Facts and Tips to Fishing a Variety of Fish in The Spring...
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15 Facts and Tips to Fishing a Variety of Fish in The Spring

March 8, 2019
Catch a Mixed Bag of Fish Species With These Early Season Strategies Rare is the fishermen who focuses on one species alone to the exclusion of all others. Some anglers even add excitement to their…