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Old 03-19-2017, 08:24 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, 08:27 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, 08:28 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, 08:30 PM   #4
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:41 PM   #5
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Goodness. $$$$
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:02 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, 09:03 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, 09:08 PM   #8
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they love the dd i'm going through about 2000 pound a week on a 100 acres.
lol
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:19 PM   #9
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Best post I've ever seen. Lol
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:10 PM   #10
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You running a deer an acre?
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:24 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, 11:17 PM   #12
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Appreciate it.
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:26 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, 04:05 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, 04:08 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, 04:08 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, 04:17 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, 04:36 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, 04:59 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, 05:27 PM   #20
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Cattle panels are your friend.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:43 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, 08:54 PM   #22
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Old 03-21-2017, 04:59 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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Old 05-17-2017, 02:51 PM   #24
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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.
Would like to hear more detail on this....
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Old 05-17-2017, 02:58 PM   #25
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You broke yet ? Lol

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Old 05-17-2017, 04:10 PM   #26
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We are feeding about 600lbs every two weeks right now on 200 acres. This has been pretty steady since about the beginning of March. I hope it shows up in antler growth come September but more important to us is the increase in deer that are sticking around this summer compared to years past.
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:39 PM   #27
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It gets alittle expensive but I've had a spike buck one day turn into a 170 three weeks later.
Lol! That's awesome!
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:40 PM   #28
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:07 PM   #29
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Deer are hammering the Double Down right now. They ate 3,000 lbs out of one of my feeders in the last 5 weeks. It ran out yesterday so Got to get down there Friday to refill. Luckily my timed Lamco is still going.
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:13 PM   #30
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You broke yet ? Lol
Had to start using a different brand of feed the comsuption rate between the deer and the 4 kids at home was letting funds run alittle bit low.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:13 AM   #31
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Must be a salesman
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:14 PM   #32
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Must be a salesman
Did you read his post above yours?
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:29 PM   #33
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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..
Can you provide more info please...
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:03 AM   #34
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Awww! How sweet! Peyton defending DD yet again.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:27 AM   #35
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I don't see it that way. I see him defending the thread from guys that feel like they gotta post stupid crap or just have something to say. I posted the thread with the serious intent on learning from someone that knows and had to wade through the bs from others.

For some on here it's not a hobby or a weekend getaway or a few dollars a month.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:48 AM   #36
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I don't see it that way. I see him defending the thread from guys that feel like they gotta post stupid crap or just have something to say. I posted the thread with the serious intent on learning from someone that knows and had to wade through the bs from others.

For some on here it's not a hobby or a weekend getaway or a few dollars a month.
Antler King is what u need to feed.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:36 AM   #37
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I don't see it that way. I see him defending the thread from guys that feel like they gotta post stupid crap or just have something to say. I posted the thread with the serious intent on learning from someone that knows and had to wade through the bs from others.

For some on here it's not a hobby or a weekend getaway or a few dollars a month.
If you really wanted to know, then why not accept other people telling you of other products? Peyton straight up asked why someone would post on this thread about another product. Seems counterintuitive to me.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:40 AM   #38
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And why did you post that on this thread?
You ever find out why your bucks were dying at your feeders? Cat? Coyote?
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:07 PM   #39
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If you really wanted to know, then why not accept other people telling you of other products? Peyton straight up asked why someone would post on this thread about another product. Seems counterintuitive to me.
His original question was only about Double Down. Not one word was mentioned about other products.
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His original question was only about Double Down. Not one word was mentioned about other products.
My apologies.
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:19 PM   #41
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From my experience with cattle and deer, typically they will eat what the "need". If they are eating that much, it may not have enough of what they need at least in a way that they can use it.
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Old 05-21-2017, 09:45 PM   #42
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I know the guy that developed double down showed me pics of mature bucks putting 40 inches more in a year.I've known him a long time and I know he wont lie to me.I think they've taken like 20 bucks over 200'' low fence.but he can afford to pour it to them.I can't.
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I know the guy that developed double down showed me pics of mature bucks putting 40 inches more in a year.I've known him a long time and I know he wont lie to me.I think they've taken like 20 bucks over 200'' low fence.but he can afford to pour it to them.I can't.


Some people are real gullible.........it helps to pretty much have the entire ranch HFed
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Some people are real gullible.........it helps to pretty much have the entire ranch HFed


Lol. That's not even close to accurate
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Old 05-22-2017, 12:35 PM   #45
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Just filled my protein feeder with DD for the first time so well see how the deer in Rocksprings take to it
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Old 05-22-2017, 08:06 PM   #46
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That's what I'm planning on feeding. Has any of you had any luck or seen any noticeable gains since you have been feeding DD?
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Old 05-22-2017, 08:31 PM   #47
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That's what I'm planning on feeding. Has any of you had any luck or seen any noticeable gains since you have been feeding DD?
I was pretty much the first to start feeding DD on our lease and the first year I fed it, had a deer eat at my feeder all year long that set the ranch record widest deer killed at 30 inches. Coincidence? Luck? Not for sure, bet I'm still feeding it. Same price as other high end feeds also, so why not.
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All feeds are cheaper in bulk!!!!

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Old 05-22-2017, 08:51 PM   #49
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Nice Payton
Is that a 30 ton
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Old 05-22-2017, 08:54 PM   #50
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Nice Payton
Is that a 30 ton


Thanks, it's a 14 ton from Atascosa Wildlife Supply sitting on an 8" double rebar slab with aprons. It's gonna be there a while!
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