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Old 01-16-2013, 08:16 AM
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You will need to feed mineral supplements also to give the additional nutrients for the bucks to max out their head gear.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:08 AM
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I am from KCMO but the lease in in Camden county.I is worth the money if it makes the herd health and lets these acorn deer reach there true genetic potential.Of course the most for the buck is what I am looking for.Thanks for all your time and thoughts I will keep you all posted.

Didn't know you were a fellow MISSOURIAN! I'm in Randolph Co.

I'm like you, I want to help the herd out as much as I can as well, but I just don't have the money. I think people can do too much as well with trying to "help". I know alot of guys who visit their feeders and mineral licks on a weekly basis. The best thing to do is leave it and get out- for at least a month. let the deer grow accustomed to it. Even if they clean up the corn pile in a week- they'll keep coming back to it even though it's gone- they'll smell it. Then after a month, refresh it. I truely think that's the best thing to do.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:48 AM
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The guys in Texas build covered feeders and keep them filled. Feeding grains and mineral supplements will give your herd the best of both worlds. If I had the money and land that's what I'd be doing.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:52 PM
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We have bought 3 20lbs bags of Imperial whitetail 30.06 plus protein it is a mineral and vitamin supplement.Plan on keeping 3 mineral sites active year around.Also bought 2 150gl water tubs 1 for each feeder.I look at it this way.The guy's I run with go on guided hunts in Texas or Canada and spend 2 grand or more and might not bring home what I think I can grow for under a grand a year.Plus look at all the fun and excuses I have to run down to the property for the weekend.Its not that I dont like spending time with the wife but I sure like my weekends with out her hehehehehehe

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I like your thinking. I am familiar with whitetail Institute products and have used them in PA food plots. You cannot grow a 300lb Canadian buck but you can ensure your deer get supplemental nutrients that will give the bucks additional minerals to achieve maximum antler growth for your area. The does will lactate better also giving the fawns a better start to life. I see no down fall to your plan unless you stop feeding and then all that happens is the deer return to what they were prior to your program. Make sure that you separate the feeders out to minimize potential saliva disease type health problems. Good luck with your plan and keep us informed how things go.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:22 PM
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Most of OK is in the third year of an extreme drought. In many places deer have had nothing green to eat since June. We are running feeders on our properties and the property of a friend. Those feeders will run until early May. i feed a variety that includes pellets, soybeans, blackeyed peas and corn. i grab sacks full of stuff from the Sealand container and it goes in the feeders. The deer like all of it.

We are having big hog troubles at one place. Got to get over there and trap some hogs.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:29 AM
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I like your thinking. I am familiar with whitetail Institute products and have used them in PA food plots. You cannot grow a 300lb Canadian buck but you can ensure your deer get supplemental nutrients that will give the bucks additional minerals to achieve maximum antler growth for your area. The does will lactate better also giving the fawns a better start to life. I see no down fall to your plan unless you stop feeding and then all that happens is the deer return to what they were prior to your program. Make sure that you separate the feeders out to minimize potential saliva disease type health problems. Good luck with your plan and keep us informed how things go.
The main 2 minerail site that are next to feeders and water tubs are over 1/2 mile apart and still not close to to where they can been seen.Except from our property,1 mile wide and 1.5 miles long
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:03 AM
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Here in Pa I mix corn and protien pellets 3 bags corn 2 bags protien in winter. As April gets closer I will start to change mixture to more protien. Feeding out of hopper style free choice feeders.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:39 AM
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We just started adding Big and J BB2 to the record rack this week.We put one 20lbs bag in 180lbs of Record Rack Golden Nuggets mixed it as we poured it in the feeder.We are doing this in both feeders.I have heard and read great things about this product.Here is a link.Oh free choice feeder are very scary to me here in Missouri because of the huge out break of EHD

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