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Why Now Is the Time to Start Feeding Protein

Hunting season has ended for most parts of the country and winter is here. Trips to the property are less frequent during the next couple of months, looking forward to warmer weather, turkey hunting, and shed hunting in the spring. However, the next couple of months are some of the most critical months for deer survival. The rut can take its toll on bucks as they can lose up to 30% of their body weight, does are now pregnant, and forage can now be harder to find. A consistent and steady protein regimen throughout the entire year is critical to developing and maintaining a healthy deer herd but starting now is key. A supplemental protein feed can help fill the void during the winter months when nutrition is key and other sources of food can be harder to find. Texas Hunter Protein Feeders offer an excellent means to complement your deer's nutrition, delivering a continuous supply of nourishing feed to enhance their overall health.

Higher Survival Rates = More Deer

Maintaining a steady protein feed diet contributes to a greater deer population by boosting survival rates. A protein feeding plan provides the necessary energy for deer to thrive. During the rut, bucks often experience stress and fatigue, but supplemental protein ensures they have increased energy levels and quicker overall body recovery to survive during harsh winter months.

Improved Antler Development

Supplementing deer with protein not only provides essential nutrients for body condition but also maximizes antler growth throughout the spring and summer. The faster a buck’s body condition recovers from the rut and winter months, the faster the nutrition can go to antler development in the spring. Consistent year-round protein feeding enhances antler development and the likelihood of growing a larger rack.

Does and Fawns

High protein diets also prove advantageous for pregnant and lactating does. The increased nutritional benefits support fawns during their initial growth in the womb and continue through the milk provided by the does after birth. A higher survival rate among fawns creates a healthier deer heard and the potential for more trophy bucks in the future.

Corn Attracts and Protein Grows

FUsing Texas Hunter Directional, Wildlife, or Road Feeders to dispense corn attracts deer, but Protein Feeders offer superior nutrition essential for optimizing the health of both bucks and does. An ideal approach involves having both corn and protein feeders to ensure a comprehensive diet for your deer.

Texas Hunter Products Protein Feeders

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 Products Protein feeders have a gravity flow system that always keeps protein feed fresh. The supplemental feeding of protein is a year-round effort. By strategically placing protein feeders throughout a wildlife environment, more deer can be fed.

Built to be Indestructible

The innovative Gravity Protein Feeders by Texas Hunter Products provide deer access to protein feed whenever they want it. Feed ports have adjustable Feed-Flow Baffles that allow for different pellet sizes as well as protein feed volume control. Each Texas Hunter Protein Feeder is Roto-Molded with the same durable construction as Yeti® Coolers. They will never rust and are built to be indestructible. Best of all, setup is easy, they’re portable, and built to last a lifetime.

Let's Get Started

Antler growth begins in the spring, so there’s no time like the present to get started. Texas Hunter Products offers eight reliable deer protein feeder models to choose from ranging from 300 pound to 2,000 pound capacities. Texas Hunter designed their protein feeders with the three major ingredients in mind: time, genetics, and nutrition.