Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-19-2018, 08:03 PM   #1
Cull hunter
Eight Point
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Helotes , Tx
Hunt In: Catarina
Default Double down and cottonseed.

Looking for straight answers here so please let's not turn this into another double down bashing thread.

Just curious for those that are feeding double down and whole cottonseed what your deer are hitting the hardest? This is the first time we have had both in the pens. For us the feed is going before the seed.
Cull hunter is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-19-2018, 08:13 PM   #2
bphillips
Pope & Young
 
bphillips's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Angelo, Tx
Hunt In: Mexico, Tom Green Co.
Default

Not feeding DD but it changed for us around April to them eating more pellets than cottonseed.
bphillips is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-19-2018, 09:26 PM   #3
hillcountryhunter
Ten Point
 
hillcountryhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Corpus Christi
Hunt In: Jim Wells County/Llano County
Default

I have two free choice feeders with DD and a cottonseed feeder. The deer are hammering both but they will go through about 800lbs of DD in the same amount of time they will eat about 300lbs of cottonseed.
hillcountryhunter is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-20-2018, 08:46 AM   #4
PNOAK
Four Point
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Brenham
Hunt In: Uvalde,,Giddings
Default

I have 1000lbs of D.D in the feed pen with 200lbs of cottonseed in a basket next to it,I have filled up the D.D 3 times in 2 months and still have 150 pounds of cottonseed left from the original fill..
Full disclosure-our deer were just introduced to cottonseed last summer so its been a year and they are slow to like it,,been on DD for 4 years now and they eat it as fast as we put it out.
PNOAK is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 06-20-2018, 08:46 AM   #5
texas shag
Ten Point
 
texas shag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Argyle
Hunt In: Anderson County, Old Mexico
Default

My experience has always shown the cotton seed gets hit harder from January to March/April (post rut recovery), then the rest of the year protein is preferred.
texas shag is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com