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Reasons to Start Feeding Protein Now

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During certain times of the year, particularly winter months when vegetation is frozen, nutrition available from the deer’s natural habitat may not meet the deer’s needs. 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 year-round.

Setting the stage with a supplemental protein feeding program now, will improve the health of your deer herd and give them the additional supplements they need to reach their maximum potential and antler development for next season. Protein feed should be accessible to the deer 24 hours a day throughout the year. It’s important to  choose a feeder that’s designed to keep the feed cool, dry and fresh.

Improved Antler Development

Feeding protein now gives deer the important nutrients they need for maximizing their antler development during the peak antler growing season in the spring and summer. Whitetail deer begin the process of antler development for the following year, soon after they shed. By providing protein year-round, you’ll improve their antler development and their chances of growing a bigger rack.

Higher Survival Rates in Winter = More Deer Next Season

A steady diet of protein feed will result in a larger population of deer because of higher survival rates. During the rut, bucks get worn down and with a protein supplement they’ll have more energy and faster overall body recovery to help increase survival rates.

Does and Fawns Benefit Too

Not only do adult bucks benefit from a protein feeding program, high protein diets are also beneficial to pregnant and lactating does. With a higher fawn survival rate you have an opportunity for more trophy bucks in the future.

Feeder Placement Tips: By strategically placing protein feeders throughout a wildlife environment, more deer can be fed and attracted to an area. Deer generally do best when protein feeders are placed in a secluded spot near transition areas, such as draws, travel corridors or along the edges of vegetation where there is a transition in habitat. A location that is close to a fresh water source will also help in the establishment of a new protein feeding station. When distributed throughout a sanctuary environment, protein feeders become an essential part of the deer-management system.

Texas Hunter Products makes starting and maintaining a supplemental deer feeding program easy and affordable. With several models available and exclusive patented technology, Texas Hunter engineered the most innovative protein feeders ever designed. Texas Hunter protein feeders have a gravity flow system that always keeps protein feed fresh. Texas Hunter Protein feeders range in capacities from 300 to 2,000 pounds. They are low to the ground, easy to set-up, fill and move. All products are in stock, packaged and ready for same day shipping direct to you.

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Feeding deer protein is becoming very popular to help improve antler growth, fawn production and to keep your herd healthy when vegetation and other food sources are limited. During certain times of the year, the nutrition available from the deer’s natural habitat may not meet the deer’s needs. Introducing a quality protein feed that’s palatable [...]

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