Spotting a Giant on the Way to the Stand | Illinois Deer Season Opener | Grigsby
S1.E5. Mike Stroff is in Illinois for the deer season opener. It's a great time to be in a treestand, and he even sees a target buck. Let's find out if he closes the distance.
0:05 Stroff arrives in deer camp, and shoots his bow a little.
1:00 Then, he does a little last-minute scouting. He pul...
Reflecting on Giant Deer from the Past | Final Prep for Deer Season | Grigsby
S2.E4. Mike Stroff makes final pre-season whitetail preparations before the hunting begins at the Grigsby. Living in South Texas, he has to take advantage of the time he has while in Illinois. Stroff also looks back at an unbelievable season last year, and shows us some big bucks. He's ready for ...
Planting Crops at the Grigsby | Farming Practices Benefitting Wildlife | Grigsby
S2.E3. Mike Stroff and Randy Leka analyze the early stages of numerous ag fields throughout the Grigsby farm. Cereal rye, corn, clover, soybeans, wheat and more are all on the menu.
0:20 Mike Stroff and Andy Moorehouse talk about planting conditions and current plans at the Grigsby.
Two Gangs of Grigsby Gobblers | Two Giant Birds Tagged | Grigsby
S2.E2. Uncle Randy is back in the field. He's trying to fill another Illinois turkey tag in big ag country.
0:30 Uncle Randy gets set up on several gobbling longbeards. He's hoping to get within range of them.
1:15 Four big longbeards come walking in. Only three fly away. Randy fills his tag.
Turkey Hunting in Big Ag Country | Two Big Toms | Grigsby
S2.E1. It's turkey time on the Grigsby farm in Illinois. Will they fill tags or just kill time? Let's find out.
0:05 Mike Stroff calls it quits on scouting for turkeys. Instead, he meets up with his buddy, Randy, as they begin building platforms for hunting blinds.
3:00 They head afield with th...
2020 Hunting and Farming Plans
S1.E18. Mike Stroff looks ahead to next fall. He walks through the plans for new treestands, tower blinds and food source changes. Then, Randy Leka discusses the plan for the next growing season. Naturally, he covers what's next for the farm.
Favorite Hunting Spots, Winter Food Plots
S1.E17. Mike Stroff talks about his favorite area on the Grigsby farm and why it's so good. Honey holes are such because they offer deer what they need. Stroff touches on each of these things. We flash back to several hunts to see just how successful these areas have been.
Grigsby Buck Quota Met
S1.E16. This year's Grigsby buck quota is finally met. Then, Mike reflects back on a very successful season. Finally, he takes inventory of the available food sources on the farm in relation to the post-season and maintaining good whitetail health throughout winter.
Monster Whitetail at 20 Yards, Farm Management Practices
S1.E15. Aaron Dusek from Truglo is in camp with Mike Stroff during the first shotgun season and has a monster 10-point walk all the way in to 20 yards. Then, Randy Leka explains how the farm is in the early stages of nutrient management for the year. Leka and Andy Morehouse break down what that p...
A Grigsby Monster 8-Pointer, Turbo Till Primer
S1.E14. First, Mike Stroff watches a monster 8-pointer chase does. It fends off two other small bucks before offering a shot opportunity. Then, Aaron Dusek, from Truglo, arrives in camp for his hunt. Finally, we learn about a turbo till and what it does.
The Mule Deer Buck Is Back at the Grigsby
S1.E13. The crew spots "The Mule Deer Buck" once again. It's back and Uncle Randy has the farm to himself as shotgun season opens here in Illinois. Will he tag the buck? Then, check out some awesome John Deere equipment as it gets put to the test at the Grigsby.
Giant Buck with a Crossbow
Uncle Randy gets on a nice 10 point with his crossbow, the farm is spreading fertilizer and hunters arrive in camp for shotgun season.
A Big Crossbow 8, and Return of the "Mule Deer" Buck
S1.E11: Chris Ramsey is after a barrel-chested 8-pointer with his crossbow. Mike spots a whitetail—called the Mule Deer Buck—that they thought was wounded and lost, but it's alive, well, and chasing does. The last bowhunters of the season are at the Grigsby, and Mike is dialing in shotguns for th...
215" Giant Illinois Whitetail
Sighted in a rifle for coyotes, check cameras and get a game plan together for Mark Baker. Learn what makes the Grigsby team so efficient at harvesting the fields, Mark encounters a huge 8 point in clover. And we get to see a true giant 215”+ whitetail!
Grigsby Season 1 - Episode 10
Cold Front Action: Stud 10-Pointer with a Bow
S1.E9: It's the best time of year at the Grigsby. Bucks are chasing does, and hunters are rolling into camp. Outdoor writer Jace Bauserman has a big, mature whitetail walk into range. Plus, an early snow storm hits during the rush to finish up the crop harvest.
October Action: Crossbow Doe Patrol and a Bruiser 3.5-Year-Old
S1.E8: The rut is just around the corner at the Grigsby, and excitement is running high. Crops are coming out, Mike fills a doe tag, and Jamie Satterfield has an encounter with a giant 3 1/2-year-old buck
First Buck of the Year—10-Pointer at 10 Yards!
S1.E7: Mike has a big 10-pointer stroll by in chip-shot range on his first sit over the new clover plot. Plus, he spends time fishing with his son at midday, and checks in on the harvest update. It's mid-October, but more than 50% of the corn and beans are still standing.
Harvest Time, Plus a Giant Buck Encounter
S1.E6: Bow season is finally open in Illinois, and Mike sees a giant buck on his very first day in the woods. But fall means crop harvest season, too. The Grigsby team hits the field and explains how a combine works.
Erosion Work and Hanging the Last Stand
S1.E5: Randy talks through the steps in a soil conservation project with the USDA's Natural Resource Conservation Service. Then, Mike hangs the final stand of the year in preparation for the upcoming season. With 160+ stands in place, prepping the Grigsby is quite a job!
Tuning Combines and Organic Cover Crops
S1.E4: Technicians go over combine maintenance and adjustment with the crew, and Randy checks out an organic cover crop that, at just 3 weeks old, is already 24 inches tall. Though it's there to fix nitrogen for next spring's corn, deer will be feasting on it this fall.
Plot Maintenance, A Near Tractor Wreck, and Red Corn Update
S1.E3: Mike Stroff and Randy Leka check on their red corn test plot, and Mike mows the clover plots in preparation for opening day in Illinois. Of course, like any food plot adventure, there are wrinkles in the plan, including a near tractor wreck a log jam in the mower, and fungus on the corn.
Doe Days of Summer
S1.E2: Mike Stroff makes use of depredation tags issued by the State of Illinois to help control the deer population on the Grigsby. The reality is, there are more deer there than can be controlled by hunting, and the farm is suffering crop losses because of it.
Test Plots and Prepping 300+ Treestands
S1.E1: A behind-the-scenes look at one of the largest contiguous farms in Illinois. Mike Stroff and Grigsby farm manager Randy Leka take a look at the progress of a red corn test plot, and discuss the benefits of cover crops for the land and whitetail population. Plus, Stroff preps stands and ge...
Grigsby Season Trailer
The Grigsby, follows the famous Illinois Grigsby Farm, its family and staff, its hunting operation, plus land and wildlife management. This show is hosted by Realtree Pro Staffer Mike Stroff.
“The Grigsby family lives the farming and outdoor lifestyle on a daily basis and has for generations,” s...