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Old 04-09-2018, 10:37 AM
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I know this isn't the time of year to be using corn as a supplemental feed since it's spring green up. So what is a good supplemental feed. I'm thinking protein is the way to go?

If so, what brand/type, etc. would be the best and for how long?

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Old 04-09-2018, 10:57 AM
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Protein and minerals
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Anything out there that'd be better or comparable to Purina Antler Max? It's 20% protein according to the label.
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I have less coons eating my protein with Buck Muscle.
I am transitioning to all protein within a few weeks.
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How do you dispense your protein. I've heard that the Antler Max is very susceptible to moisture.
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I was planning on dispensing it from my WGI spin feeder. Would that be a good way or should I consider a different means?
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At the quack-a-practor today.

Some kind of "QDM" mag that I
looked at said it really don't matter.

I already knew this and was going to ask for the
mag and forgot to grab it on the way out.

Food plots/minerals/supplemental feed
are attractants.

They get all they need (nutritionally) from
natural browse.

This mag said on the inside of the cover they
are on their 30th year.

I plant plots.
I use mineral licks.
I kill deer.

It is what it is though.
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I was planning on dispensing it from my WGI spin feeder. Would that be a good way or should I consider a different means?
Thanks.
I tried feeding 2 different brands of protein from a spin feeder. The spinner plate spins fast and breaks up the pellets and then with moisture (either rain or heavy dew) every thing gums up. I went to a gravity style and that works OK. I also built a trough style, that works the best and easy to fill. Just make sure not to build it too tall. Squirrels and coons will still be a problem with any style, at least they are with me. They are not too bad though. I have about decided to stop feeding and just do plots. cheaper and more fun. I will probably keep a feeder out just for pictures. I have no real experience with the minerals other than a brown salt block which they seem to like.
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I would convert your spin feeder into a gravity feeder if you want to feed protein feed. Academy sports has a gravity tube that you can use to convert the spin feeder you have for a pretty good price or I do believe you can order them online through Walmart or Ebay. I am not sure where you are located by Mid GA Farm Services in Montezuma has 14%, 20% and 24% feed for reasonable prices. You can get 40 bags of the 20% for about $9.50 a bag. If you use that you should mix 1 bag of corn to three bags of protein and if you really want your deer to gobble it up put in a bag of rice bran, it's pricey but the deer love it and it's full of protein as well. Good luck
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Protein for antler growth and milk production now through summer. Samenwith minerals. Can build a trough feeder really cheap. Or convert the tripod feeder like stated. I have the academy brand conversion that I’m affecting to a plastic drum for gravity feeding protein. If you go that route just take off a section of legs or cut them down to around 36”-40” so they can easily reach it
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