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Minerals Now by Grant Woods


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Don’t overlook the importance of ensuring does have a source of quality trace minerals during the late winter. Providing quality trace minerals while does are carrying fawns (during the late winter) is a way to ensure developing bucks can express their full antler growth potential. This may be especially true in areas where deer don’t […]

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Feeding Deer During Stressful Conditions


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  That’s a fair question with a relatively simple answer. Corn can be a great part of a balanced diet for deer. However when deer feed primarily on corn or other starchy foods (grains, apples, sugar beets, etc.) and don’t have an adequate amount of fiber in their diet a disruption of the bug populations […]

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Grant Woods

Scouting After the Kill


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Skinning sheds and/or gut piles where a deer was recently killed on a neighboring property, or a fresh road kill in the area to be hunted are all great sources of information. Deer ingest food rapidly. They then regurgitate it once back in cover, chew it up more and swallow it again. The food particles […]

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Red Oak Acorns
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Red Oak Acorns


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By this time the red oak acorns are becoming less bitter and a preferred food source. Remember that deer are very selective feeders, and they will seek the best food in their range they don’t associate with fear. So, if there is a failure or shortage of white oak acorns one year, deer may begin […]

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White oak acorns
Grant Woods

White Oak Acorns


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That’s because deer love acorns – especially white oak acorns. Matter of fact, deer were consuming acorns literally 100’s of years before the first soybean was planted in the U.S.A. (soybeans are from northern China). Deer will abandon almost every type of forage crop and eat acorns, especially this time of year when freshly ripe […]

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