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Old 07-06-2017, 04:50 PM   #1
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Have been reading some interesting comments and feedback on DD protein. As I understand it the product is based on peanut/cottonseed base with minerals and a digestive aid included. The website has some pretty impressive pictures for support of the product. We all know that Age, Genetics and Nutrition are key elements to growing big deer. The real question becomes is this product that much better than Purina or L&E. I'm looking for real examples of how the product performs so.......

>If you have used it what county are you located within?
>What consumption rates do you see?
>Have you used it in the western hill country and what success?
>Pictures of before and after?
>How many years before you see bonafide results?

As we know many parts of Texas have seen above average rainfall the last couple of years which aided bone growth immeasurably. The real question -- Is this the holy grail of deer feeds

Green Screen - Whose got real world experience with the product?
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Old 07-06-2017, 04:59 PM   #2
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got my popcorn.............GO!!!!
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:05 PM   #3
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Can someone show me a Bobcat mount that had been eating DD?
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:07 PM   #4
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The only two things proven so far about DD is it cost more and some have seen higher consumption rates. That wraps up the difference proven so far between DD and any other quality feed.
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:14 PM   #5
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Very high consumption rates. Just started it this year.
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:19 PM   #6
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ive fed antlermax 20% for 5 years and had good results

ive fed DD for 1 year and had the same consumption rate as antlermax but maybe they were just use to antlermax for the past 5 years. I liked the feed ALOT but just more expensive than the others. Wish i could have tested it for 5 years.

We have been on L&E 20% 1 year and the deer are eating more of this than all the brands but not by much. L&E is priced right for us and have had good results on other ranches as well with this feed.

All three are great, if you got the bread than buy the DD but if not the other 2 options are great and have been around forever and produced.

This is all in Southern Oklahoma

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Old 07-06-2017, 05:20 PM   #7
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How much does it cost per bag?
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:51 PM   #8
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Here we go again! In for the whack!
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:53 PM   #9
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I started to feed it this year in Bastrop county. All I can say is that the deer didn't start off that well, but then started to hammer it after about 2 weeks. I had a small issue with some cows getting in and ate all the DD. I ended up putting some Antlermax in there and the deer wouldn't hardly eat it. I will be filling the dumping out the Antlermax this weekend and refilling it with DD.
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:59 PM   #10
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I feed it in two feeders on 200 acres in Jim Wells county. We go through about 500-600lbs every two weeks but the deer have slacked off in the past few weeks. This is our first year feeding it so we shall see what the results are once the deer do a little more growing.
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Old 07-06-2017, 07:30 PM   #11
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How much does it cost per bag?
Couple of places I have bought it out from the south Tx area it was 14.95 a bag.
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:12 PM   #12
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Couple of places I have bought it out from the south Tx area it was 14.95 a bag.
I stick with 7.50 a bag.
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Old 07-07-2017, 01:39 PM   #13
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If you are looking for results from people using DD there is a lot of feed back on their Facebook.
I switched to DD and happy with the product, much better mass no doubt.

https://m.facebook.com/Double.Down.Deer.Feed/
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Old 07-07-2017, 02:28 PM   #14
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If you are looking for results from people using DD there is a lot of feed back on their Facebook.
I switched to DD and happy with the product, much better mass no doubt.

https://m.facebook.com/Double.Down.Deer.Feed/
How are you quantifying or tracking that?
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Old 07-07-2017, 02:42 PM   #15
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I stick with 7.50 a bag.
What are you buying at $7.50 a bag? The cheapest 20% protein I have found is around $9 to $9.50 (HiPro, Livengood, San Angelo Pellets, etc.).
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How are you quantifying or tracking that?
Eyeball test...
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Old 07-07-2017, 02:47 PM   #17
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What are you buying at $7.50 a bag? The cheapest 20% protein I have found is around $9 to $9.50 (HiPro, Livengood, San Angelo Pellets, etc.).
San Angelo pellets. I buy 17%
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Old 07-07-2017, 03:45 PM   #18
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Forgot to add that it is costing me $13.75 a bag in San Diego.
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Old 07-07-2017, 04:36 PM   #19
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gingib should be along shortly. ha ha
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Old 07-07-2017, 04:58 PM   #20
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Old 07-07-2017, 05:49 PM   #21
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13.10 a bag... Woodsboro Coop
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Old 07-07-2017, 06:28 PM   #22
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I wish there was a place close to Brady that sells Angelo pellets.
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Old 07-07-2017, 07:39 PM   #23
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D and D from Seguin is where I get mine. I dont know about better horns or any of that, but I can tell for sure they eat it it better than Lyssy and Eckel. I think it is the peanuts in it.
I do know coons like like it real good, I seen one so big it took the lid off my corn feeder and put it back when he was done.
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Old 07-09-2017, 10:30 AM   #24
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Better have deep pockets, your gonna feed coons, black birds and everything else under the sun. I went straight CS. Only feeding deer now.
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Old 07-09-2017, 11:58 AM   #25
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Better have deep pockets, your gonna feed coons, black birds and everything else under the sun. I went straight CS. Only feeding deer now.


Definitely true!! But I feed both because I'm an idiot that likes being broke. Nubam is the brand I like! But you can only get it in Mexico as far as I know. DD is a good product but high as a cats back! My .2 cents


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Old 07-09-2017, 11:14 PM   #26
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I used it for 2 solid years, year round and never saw an increase in horn size to justify the money.
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I used it for 2 solid years, year round and never saw an increase in horn size to justify the money.
...no way
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Old 07-10-2017, 11:33 AM   #28
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I will say you can't beat it for an attractant. I'll buy a ton in October just to bring some bucks around.
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Old 07-10-2017, 11:37 AM   #29
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The only two things proven so far about DD is it cost more and some have seen higher consumption rates. That wraps up the difference proven so far between DD and any other quality feed.
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Old 07-10-2017, 02:49 PM   #30
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I wish there was a place close to Brady that sells Angelo pellets.
Try Comptons in Menard or if you buy quite a bit the trip to Angelo can be worth it. We made the trip for years before having the feed store come fill our feeders with L&E feed.
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:12 PM   #31
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Old 07-15-2017, 04:23 PM   #32
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used L and E for 8 years it did good job decided to go with DD this year consumption is way up but added another feeder. will see what horns look like in couple months
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Old 07-15-2017, 04:24 PM   #33
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we are at 27 tons purchased thus far eating about 6 tons per month
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Old 07-15-2017, 09:59 PM   #34
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I will say you can't beat it for an attractant. I'll buy a ton in October just to bring some bucks around.
This is what Ive heard from folks. If I had a smaller place, I would definitely feed it just for this reason. Im still waiting on someone other than the Holden lease to post up bonafide results that back up the claims. I personally think it is the Yeti of deer protein. They werent the first but came up with a great marketing plan. Time may prove me wrong.
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This is what Ive heard from folks. If I had a smaller place, I would definitely feed it just for this reason. Im still waiting on someone other than the Holden lease to post up bonafide results that back up the claims. I personally think it is the Yeti of deer protein. They werent the first but came up with a great marketing plan. Time may prove me wrong.
Yep it's marketing at its finest. Looks like it's working lol.
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:06 PM   #36
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Yep it's marketing at its finest. Looks like it's working lol.
They nailed it. They found a way to charge a premium with giant(pun) claims AND increase the volume of usage. That is a win win on any business level.
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They nailed it. They found a way to charge a premium with giant(pun) claims AND increase the volume of usage. That is a win win on any business level.
Yep I should have came up with it and laughed all the way to the bank....wait I guess we still can. Triple Down Feed !
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Old 07-15-2017, 11:10 PM   #38
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I manage a large low fence pasture. We switched this year to Dd. All I can say so far is that the deer have consumed a great amount of the feed in comparison to what we have fed in the past. And we have tried everything for the last 10 years. I am a firm believer that getting them to eat the feed consistently is the key. In tracking our numbers since January the numbers have been consistent. The consumption rates have been high. I know we are drier this year than we have been in the past 3 years but have seen similar conditions before with little success in getting the deer to eat it.

We may not see a big change due to range conditions, age structure or genetics but I know we finally found a feed that our deer will consume on a regular basis. That in itself is the most important to me.

Time will tell for us. All I know is the deer I have seen today are extremely healthy for the conditions we have.
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So do you want the feed to be a supplement or their only source of food?
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So do you want the feed to be a supplement or their only source of food?


If you're spending money on putting out high nutrition feed for deer to increase their nutritional plane, the higher percentage of their diet they eat the feed the higher the benefit. Pretty simple concept.
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Old 07-16-2017, 12:29 AM   #41
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Whatever u feed it has to get digested. All feed is a supplement with the exception of penned animals.

I just know that our feed program was the best it has been this year. True a lot of money has been spent. A large amount of feed has been put out and very little wasted and never has the feed sat in a feeder over 30 days

We have spent less money on feed in the past they wouldn't eat so the money spent was not well spent.
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Higher amounts of higher TDN feed=better conditioned deer=less nutritional stress=higher body weight, fat (reserves)=better antlers=higher survival rate=higher milk nutrition=higher fawn production and survival=more...

Small batch products that don't change ingredients depending on commodity markets are consistent and unaffected by corporate profits. Ask your feed producer if they change ingredients of the same "label" feed during the year to help the bottom line for themselves or the stock price. Local mills play the same game. DD is a consistent product that never changes to match the market.
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Higher amounts of higher TDN feed=better conditioned deer=less nutritional stress=higher body weight, fat (reserves)=better antlers=higher survival rate=higher milk nutrition=higher fawn production and survival=more...

Small batch products that don't change ingredients depending on commodity markets are consistent and unaffected by corporate profits. Ask your feed producer if they change ingredients of the same "label" feed during the year to help the bottom line for themselves or the stock price. Local mills play the same game. DD is a consistent product that never changes to match the market.
Have you seen the TDN level on corn ???
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If you're spending money on putting out high nutrition feed for deer to increase their nutritional plane, the higher percentage of their diet they eat the feed the higher the benefit. Pretty simple concept.
Maybe if your running a feed Lot and not free range deer.

DD has hit the nail on the head and found the perfect customers. Great job with the marketing.
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Old 07-16-2017, 08:02 AM   #45
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Maybe if your running a feed Lot and not free range deer.

DD has hit the nail on the head and found the perfect customers. Great job with the marketing.

You don't have to buy it but you certainly have a hard on for it
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You don't have to buy it but you certainly have a hard on for it
Actually just trying to interject some rational thought to save the gullible some $$$.
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used L and E for 8 years it did good job decided to go with DD this year consumption is way up but added another feeder. will see what horns look like in couple months
could the consumption be up this year because of range conditions and lack of rainfall?

Prior 3 years had great rainfall which would cause lower consumption than this year don't you think?
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Old 07-16-2017, 11:12 AM   #48
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Feeding it on our place up in Mills County (roughly 120 acres) and it's working great as an attractant, even with how green it is out there. Can't speak for the results as we haven't been using it long enough; but it's certainly bringing in more deer to select from. Couple of caveats here, as far as I know none of the neighbors feed protein and only one feeds corn October-December.
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Old 07-16-2017, 12:55 PM   #49
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I used it for 2 solid years, year round and never saw an increase in horn size to justify the money.
I will agree, I hunted the same ranch, different pasture. The guys that feed cotton seed heavy always harvested large deer consistently.
My new place feeds a local brand to supplement our cotton seed and we have seen steady results. With out the hassle of having to search for DD and worrying about nuisance animals and birds

That being said I am not a fan of the DD marketing team, as I see them as cyber bully's on other social media, that if you don't agree with them they will dog pile a post till it s deleted

Saying that, if you happen to see positive results with DD keep using it . It is just one brand of many
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When I switched to it last year in Walker County the deer activity slacked off around my protein feeders. I went back to Antler Max that I previously used and the activity picked back up. Maybe because they were used to it.
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