By Dave Edwards, National Deer Association Bucks expend a great deal of energy during the fall preparing for and participating in the rut. Depending on the buck:doe ratio, activities like scraping, rubbing, fighting, seeking and chasing can stretch over weeks or even months, and during this time bucks spend less time feeding than normal. Even in [...]
For healthy wildlife populations, a quality feeder is essential. Texas Hunter’s XTREME Protein Feeders have become trusted and reliable feeders among many. With adjustable feed flow control and the ability to keep food dry and fresh, Xtreme Protein Feeders by Texas Hunter Products will ensure your deer stay strong and hardy all season long.
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The Importance of Protein Feeders to Healthy Antler Development With spring upon us, we're heading into peak season for bucks to begin the fascinating cycle of growing their antlers. Covered in velvet skin rich with oxygen and nutrients, antlers are some of the fastest-growing bones in the entire animal kingdom, growing up to a 1/2-inch per [...]
Click to Enlarge Where to Place Protein Feeders Protein feeder placement plays an important role in antler development because bucks tend to dominate feeders with protein-rich feeds. Whitetail bucks frequent protein feeders daily, especially during times of low natural forage and feeding protein is beneficial for the entire deer community, including pregnant, nursing does and fawns. When establishing [...]
Many consider the supplemental feeding of protein to deer to be a key factor in a deer management program and an ideal source of nutrition for deer. Setting the stage with a supplemental protein feeding program will improve the health of your deer herd and give them the additional supplements they need to reach their [...]
How do you become America’s #1 Protein Feeder? With a patented design and a high-density roto-molded manufacturing process - just like whitewater kayaks and Yeti® Coolers. Texas Hunter’s Xtreme Protein Feeders are built to be indestructible. The extremely durable hopper is made from a food grade polymer with built-in UV protection that blocks the harsh rays [...]
Maintain a Healthy Deer Population with Protein Feeders Whether you own your own hunting property or manage a recreational property, maintaining a healthy, well-fed wildlife population is a challenge throughout the year. Seasonal changes, especially in colder regions, along with changes in natural habitat can limit the availability of vegetation and other food sources. In winter months, this is particularly true and [...]
Have you wondered why some land managers feed protein to deer while others don’t? Let’s take a look at two whitetail studies that used high-quality protein to see what impact it made on antler and body sizes. The results might shock you! The main reason to feed protein is because deer and all other mammals need it to grow. It’s [...]