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Old 05-26-2014, 09:07 AM   #1
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We switched over to lyssey and eckel protein feed and them deer took to eating like crazy!! They wouldnt touch other brands of protein... put this stuff out and they are hitting like candy!! Trail cams are full of pics of em on it!
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:11 AM   #2
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Where's the pics? lol Just wondering how the antlers are developing. I heard are port that they are starting to get good.
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:25 AM   #3
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We switched over to lyssey and eckel protein feed and them deer took to eating like crazy!! They wouldnt touch other brands of protein... put this stuff out and they are hitting like candy!! Trail cams are full of pics of em on it!
We have been feeding it for four years and our deer crush it. We have feeders that they are wiping out 700 pounds a month at right now.
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:01 AM   #4
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I switched from Purina about 6 years ago and deer doing great and a lot less breakage
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Old 05-26-2014, 02:19 PM   #5
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We got some bucks on trail cam rhat have about 4 inch diameter bulbs so far... maybe lil bigger hard to tell but made us all say wow. This is just our first year with deer eating protein tho
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Old 05-26-2014, 03:29 PM   #6
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We aren't feeding LE but are deer at hitting our protein hard. This last time we put out 6,000# and it lasted only 3 weeks. So far since mid January we have fed right at about 28,000#. Hopefully all this rain will green things up and save us some $ on the protein.
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Old 05-26-2014, 03:39 PM   #7
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Nothing better!!
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Old 05-26-2014, 03:42 PM   #8
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What % is it? How much per bag?
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:05 PM   #9
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D&B, I had the same experience 7 years ago. Started off with Record Rack and struggled to get the deer to take to it. Switched to L&E and they took to it immediately.
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:24 PM   #10
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Using MG 20% apple flavored ST deer pellets and the deer on my place have taken to it better than previous brands. The results are showing.
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:29 PM   #11
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Started with the MG with good success and switched to Antlermax and they have gone through roughly 700lbs in 2 weeks....
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:36 PM   #12
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I have four protein feeders going and losing about 100# a week at each feeder. More than usual considering all the great browse and greenery our place has right now. Tells me they like it. And, I have my feeders coon proofed. So, it's mainly deer hitting them.
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:13 PM   #13
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Seems to be working for us! Good luck sir
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:20 PM   #14
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I have four protein feeders going and losing about 100# a week at each feeder. More than usual considering all the great browse and greenery our place has right now. Tells me they like it. And, I have my feeders coon proofed. So, it's mainly deer hitting them.
Please explain this coon proof thing you speak of. I just pulled pics today and I'm averaging 6 with 9-10 on occasion, it will only get worse.

I'm seriously considering setting over my feeder with a pile of bait and blasting them with a shotgun but don't want to spook the deer. I can set out some dukes but that only catches a few per night.

To the op, been feeding record rack a d they're tearing it up, even with all the timely rains I've had this spring.
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:34 PM   #15
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We aren't feeding LE but are deer at hitting our protein hard. This last time we put out 6,000# and it lasted only 3 weeks. So far since mid January we have fed right at about 28,000#. Hopefully all this rain will green things up and save us some $ on the protein.
We are in the same boat. I have loaded 6 pallets into the feeders since January. 30000 lbs is a lot of filling and empty bags. Hopefully this rain will help us out.
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:49 PM   #16
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Good job switching to Lyssy & Eckel. L&E 20% protein works great. Pre-rut, rut and post rut formula. The ranch I hunt has 1k pound feeders and they all are empty every 3-4 weeks. We go through 25k-30k pounds per month most the year. The deer there love it.

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Old 05-27-2014, 08:19 AM   #17
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We switched to LE this year and our deer love it.
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:49 AM   #18
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:10 PM   #19
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I use antlermax. May try the LE if I can find it near me
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:39 PM   #20
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We are in the same boat. I have loaded 6 pallets into the feeders since January. 30000 lbs is a lot of filling and empty bags. Hopefully this rain will help us out.
How many bags on your pallets?
most pallets are rated at 2000 lbs
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:40 PM   #21
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Did I miss how much it is per bag
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:42 PM   #22
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Did I miss how much it is per bag
I just paid $11.25 per 50# bag last weekend at L&E in Llano for the 20% free range formula
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:45 PM   #23
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love L&E.... can't beat it!!!
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:54 PM   #24
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Please explain this coon proof thing you speak of. I just pulled pics today and I'm averaging 6 with 9-10 on occasion, it will only get worse.

I'm seriously considering setting over my feeder with a pile of bait and blasting them with a shotgun but don't want to spook the deer. I can set out some dukes but that only catches a few per night.

To the op, been feeding record rack a d they're tearing it up, even with all the timely rains I've had this spring.
PM me your cell number and I will send a pic.
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Old 05-27-2014, 01:21 PM   #25
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PM me your cell number and I will send a pic.
Curious to hear this also!

DP Coon traps have done wonders for me..

MG Protein at $9.85 for 18% MVP apple flavored
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:35 PM   #26
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Guess I will have to give this stuff a try now that I know they have a location in Llano.
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:02 PM   #27
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DP Coon traps have done wonders for me..

MG Protein at $9.85 for 18% MVP apple flavored
It ain't rocket science
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:41 PM   #28
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Switched from Purina to l&E five years ago and have not looked back.
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:27 PM   #29
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Anyone know if they sell L&E in N. TX and where?
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:34 PM   #30
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Good stuff
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Old 05-29-2014, 01:19 PM   #31
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Anyone know if they sell L&E in N. TX and where?
I've been trying to find it too.
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:34 PM   #32
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We starting using it 2 years ago and our deer made a huge jump so we havn't stopped using it. We have 5-2500 lbs feeders and we pay $420 Ton with a gas surcharge of $125 and $150 delivery fee.
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:36 PM   #33
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Cant find it within 25 miles of us.
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:57 PM   #34
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Using L&E also. Going through about 1k lbs a month.
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Old 06-03-2014, 03:45 PM   #35
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Been feeding now for the past 8 years.

Deer are eating about 4,000lbs per week
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Old 06-03-2014, 04:21 PM   #36
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They deliver ours to the ranch in crowell
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Old 06-05-2014, 02:39 AM   #37
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What do you East texas guys do for bulk protein buys? like something near san Augustine area?
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Old 06-05-2014, 01:10 PM   #38
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They deliver to us in bags. 3000# per week is what we feed and could feed more we just limit them. It's expensive at that rate.
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Old 06-05-2014, 02:46 PM   #39
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Based on the prices posted above for L&E, bulk can save you between $75 and $125 per ton. I know a lot of folks are not set up for bulk delivery, but it has been a life saver for my back....
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:22 PM   #40
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FYI...they sell L & E in Cranfills Gap at Gap Ranch Supply. Super nice folks. You can't miss the store. Right off Highway 22 by the gas station.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:19 AM   #41
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We just bought our second round of protein for our place... It's amazing how fast they got on this L&E protein... They are loving it. We have trail cams on it now and the deer are killing these feeders! It's awesome. We never have fed it before, I always wanted to... Then when the rest of the family that hunts out there started seeing how much the deer were on it, they jumped on board quick! It took some convincing... However I know that the first year of protein isnt going to make a huge difference, I don't want to tell them that though haha! On the other hand I am optamistic, because these deer have never had the healthier food, so one way or another its going to show some benefits this year I think even if its just a few more lbs on the deer...
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:24 AM   #42
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It will definitely increase their body size as well. When I first started feeding protein the heaviest buck we killed, weighed in at 162 lbs. Two years later we killed one over 200lbs. Even in some of these drought years, they are still over 190 lbs at the beginning of the season. The heaviest killed so far was a cull 6 point that went 212 lbs. I love seeing those big ole fatties strutting around at the beginning of the season.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:26 AM   #43
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Just put 1500lbs out on the first and can't wait to get out there to see how they are taking the switch from Antlermax.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:27 AM   #44
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yea we buy protein from lyssy and eckel in george west and the deer like it alot...so do the coons
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:35 AM   #45
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L&E is some great protein. Our deer are going through 1,000 lbs every 3 weeks.
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:12 AM   #46
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I would like to start using it too but just too far to go get living in Northeast Texas. Maybe some others could get together and do a bulk buy or something.
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:33 AM   #47
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Is this a waste of money if the property isn't high fenced?
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:33 AM   #48
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I do not think it is a waste. If your on a place under 1,000 acres you will be feeding some of the neighbors deer but that's not a bad thing. The only waste of money about it would be you paying for the protein and managing the deer and then your neighbor getting the benefits. We have a feeder pen for every 300 acres and it's a low fence ranch.
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:47 PM   #49
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Absolutely not.
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Old 06-11-2014, 01:08 PM   #50
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FYI...they sell L & E in Cranfills Gap at Gap Ranch Supply. Super nice folks. You can't miss the store. Right off Highway 22 by the gas station.
How much per bag?
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