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Most hunters use some kind of minerals for deer, yet most people assume that any mineral or salt block is good enough to grow trophy bucks. Unfortunately, that's not the case. In order to grow mature bucks with impressive headgear, they must have the proper nutrition.
Here’s what you need to know about deer minerals.
A deer’s need for minerals change throughout the year. The spring and summer are the most critical times of the year for deer to get enough minerals since the does are pregnant or have already produced fawns and the bucks are starting their antler growth for the upcoming season, although it's important to provide mineral supplements all year round. Calcium and phosphorous are the two most common minerals found in hardened antlers, and so it makes sense that they are the best deer minerals for antler growth. Also, before calcium and phosphorus can interact, enough vitamin D has to be present in that animal’s diet. Minerals and vitamins work together very closely and their interaction is extremely important. But there are dozens of other trace minerals that are also important. Calcium and phosphorous are required for milk production in lactating does and bone growth for growing fawns. Ultimate Whitetail Trophy Rack contains a minimum of 14% calcium, 6% phosphorus, and 7500 IU/Lb of vitamin d3 along with many other important vitamins and minerals to give your deer the nutrition they need year-round.
How Many Mineral Sites Do I Need?
This is a question that a lot of customers ask. It depends on your location. Places that have more natural resources may need less whereas places with less natural resources may need more. Some farms with limited deer herds or abundant natural mineral sources may only need one mineral site per 100 acres, while others with a higher deer population or no natural mineral sources could use one site at each field or in each bedding area. If your mineral has the right nutrients in it your deer will only visit your sites when they need the nutrients. So, just watch your deer and they'll let you know. As soon as your mineral disappears, it's time to replenish it.
Where should I create my mineral site?
The most beneficial spots are near food plots, bedding areas, and near their water sources. Usually, when deer enter food plots to eat, they'll commonly seek salt and minerals as well, so by placing a mineral site just off a trail entering the food plot will create a natural stopping point for them. Another excellent choice is combining mineral sites with their water sources because after consuming salt and minerals, deer will crave water and vice versa.
Age, nutrition, and genetics are what it takes to grow big bucks. Nutrition is the easiest of these to control. Providing the maximum level of nutrition and paying attention to quality, quantity, and timing will put you on the path to a successful program. A successful nutrition program will yield healthy deer herds, and healthy deer herds will produce quality bucks.
☑ Healthier Deer
☑ Larger Racks
☑ Stronger Fawns
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