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Old 03-19-2017, 07:24 PM   #1
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We made the switch this year and have been keeping the feed in front of the deer regularly since mid January. First month was so-so. Pasture really greened with the two storms we had and all of a sudden they are hammering the feed in the last month. Usually with the spring green they slow down tremendously but it seems opposite with double down.

Is this typical?

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Old 03-19-2017, 07:27 PM   #2
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Its similar to someone who doesn't care about their body and fast food restaurants. They make money by adding things to make it taste good which keep a human coming back

Just because you eat more, does not mean its better
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Old 03-19-2017, 07:28 PM   #3
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They love the Dd I'm going through about 2000 pound a week on a 100 acres.
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Old 03-19-2017, 07:30 PM   #4
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They love the Dd I'm going through about 2000 pound a week on a 100 acres.
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Old 03-19-2017, 07:41 PM   #5
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They love the Dd I'm going through about 2000 pound a week on a 100 acres.
Goodness. $$$$
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:02 PM   #6
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Its similar to someone who doesn't care about their body and fast food restaurants. They make money by adding things to make it taste good which keep a human coming back

Just because you eat more, does not mean its better

So all our deer are gonna get heart disease and high blood pressure?

I am seriously looking for information from guys that understand the consumption rates as I am trying to get an idea of what to expect since we have already gone through about 50 tons in a time when range conditions are good.

Not looking to get opinions on whether or not it is better than any other feed. I have a pretty good idea what is in it.

Don't want this thread to be like the others regarding the feed.

I appreciate u other guys sharing.
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:03 PM   #7
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Goodness. $$$$
It gets alittle expensive but I've had a spike buck one day turn into a 170 three weeks later.
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:08 PM   #8
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they love the dd i'm going through about 2000 pound a week on a 100 acres.
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:19 PM   #9
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Best post I've ever seen. Lol
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:10 PM   #10
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You running a deer an acre?
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:24 PM   #11
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I'll try and get this back on track. We have a smalll place at around 200 acres. We started feeding DD last year. We had been feeding another big name protein the last 5 years previously. Our consumption when up to double the amount and did see a slow down when range conditions are great. It is green with lots of good forage right now and they are hammering it too.
Seems from our first year the deer were extremely heathy and didn't get run down as much during rut.
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:17 PM   #12
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Appreciate it.
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:26 PM   #13
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Seems 2-3 times the amount of feed is what people report compared to other feeds
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:05 PM   #14
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A word to the wise, if you feed DD "Do Not" switch to a different feed during the antler growing season. Stay with it until they are thru growing.

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Old 03-20-2017, 03:08 PM   #15
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A word to the wise, if you feed DD "Do Not" I repeat "DO NOT" switch to a different feed during the antler growing season. Stay with it until they are thru growing.
Any reason
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:08 PM   #16
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They have started crushing it the past month at my house. The first 3 weeks were slow, but they doublet consumption the past 4 weeks
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:17 PM   #17
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They love the Dd I'm going through about 2000 pound a week on a 100 acres.

Why?
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:36 PM   #18
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I tried it last year on a 450 acre pasture. Two free choice feeders, lots of quality browse with good rains. The rain was very similar to the previous year and usage didn't change by any appreciable amont for the year.


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Old 03-20-2017, 03:59 PM   #19
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Because it can cause antler deformities. I believe it upset the deer's rumen which in turn led to antler deformity. I think this could happen with other feeds but all I can say is what I experienced. At least 30-40% of my bucks last year were screwed up.
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:27 PM   #20
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Cattle panels are your friend.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:43 PM   #21
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Because it can cause antler deformities. I believe it upset the deer's rumen which in turn led to antler deformity. I think this could happen with other feeds but all I can say is what I experienced. At least 30-40% of my bucks last year were screwed up.
Oh dang
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:54 PM   #22
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Old 03-21-2017, 03:59 PM   #23
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Your average consumption will be consistently higher with similar range conditions through out the year. Don't be surprised if it "Double's Down"...
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