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capt341 01-14-2020 03:17 PM

Protein Question
 
I have been supplemental protein feeding for the last 10 years. I have seen some decent success for low fence deer with both horn growth and body size. My question is do any of you feed Double Down Protein and if so have you seen better results than just regular protein? Thanks for the information.

jason86 01-14-2020 03:32 PM

This outta be good

WillowCity2506 01-14-2020 03:34 PM

L&E, WEST, and Antlermax over the last 10 yrs. Tried Double Down for 1 fill up, just cant justify the extra 4-5$ a bag.

But I'm sure the believers will be here shortly

Kenner97 01-14-2020 03:44 PM

We fed double-down for 1 year and the deer ate it like crazy, but can't say we saw a improvement in body-size or Antler Growth. It was a 3 hour round trip drive for us to go get it, so we ended up switching back to L&E and also feed cottenseed. Deer are very healthy and antler growth is getting better each year. This is on 100 acres, so small tract on land.

stickbow 01-14-2020 04:21 PM

fed it 2 years then back to L and E. too much waste and too high cost. they love it but results are about the same

capt341 01-14-2020 04:24 PM

Thanks for the information. I guess I will stay with either Antler Max or LE.

aclark0495 01-14-2020 04:28 PM

All Stock for us and we are seeing the difference on body mass for sure. Not sure about horns just yet.

Stoneman1 01-14-2020 04:55 PM

I tried it. Like others it was too expensive and we didn't see any better results compared to the others we were using.

MUZZYSLINGR 01-14-2020 06:53 PM

I use a mix of record rack protein pellets & the 3006 seed blend.

I have noticed a difference in the weight gain on the deer on my place.


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mikerosa 01-16-2020 10:13 AM

I think a lot of people underestimate protein without good minerals especially calcium canít grow antlers alone.

Gotta be both done. Protein with minerals and calcium will make things happen.


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deerwatcher51 01-18-2020 01:43 PM

I had a friend who tried it on his HF place. His take was the deer improved but not enough to justify the cost.

Cull hunter 01-18-2020 02:18 PM

Fed 300 tons a year for the last three years. The deer eat it at a high rate and improved greatly. Fawn rates are the best they have been as well. It is expensive so we are switching as well.

hollywood1981 01-24-2020 08:19 AM

I'm going to continue using DD, been seeing good results

EastTexasMan 01-24-2020 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Cull hunter (Post 14650299)
Fed 300 tons a year for the last three years. The deer eat it at a high rate and improved greatly. Fawn rates are the best they have been as well. It is expensive so we are switching as well.

Dayyuum thats 12,000 bags of protein. :eek:

Cull hunter 01-25-2020 07:14 AM

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Originally Posted by EastTexasMan (Post 14661809)
Dayyuum thats 12,000 bags of protein. :eek:

Thank goodness for bulk set ups.

sbushee 02-01-2020 11:19 AM

Double down hunting videos are best I’ve seen. I love that old guy in shorts and t shirt shooting those big bucks.

Arrow-Tek 02-01-2020 11:45 AM

For you North Texas guys interested in DD. We are opening a store in Decatur in about 4 weeks just west of town on 380. We will have DD and corn in our bulk overhead bin and we will also be renting our 3 ton feed buggies. We will also have our full line of products for sale. Also, just talked to Mitch and we are going to become a dealer for him so will have Krivoman blinds on hand for sale also.


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