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Old 04-07-2021, 03:21 PM   #1
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I have feed protein for 2 years now, I do a 14% protein mix with alfalfa pellets and corn, deer was tearing it up until about 2 weeks ago, now nothing is hitting them. Am I the only person that this is happening to, Young county?

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Old 04-07-2021, 03:35 PM   #2
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It’s green right now. They are eating the new growth
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Old 04-07-2021, 03:37 PM   #3
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It has slowed way down for us also
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Old 04-07-2021, 03:38 PM   #4
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The new green tastes better. It will burn up soon.

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Old 04-07-2021, 03:38 PM   #5
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Always slows down this time of year. In the next month or so when fawns hit the ground the doe will start hitting it good. Bucks usually wait until horns start to show.
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Old 04-07-2021, 03:38 PM   #6
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Really slow for us as well. Filled feeders middle of february and still 3/4 full. Really green and they normally start hitting it hard again in May.
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Old 04-07-2021, 04:42 PM   #7
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Same here in Childress area. They went green.
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Old 04-07-2021, 05:07 PM   #8
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Not eating cottonseed anymore.
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Old 04-07-2021, 05:16 PM   #9
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They are wearing us out but we're dry!
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Old 04-07-2021, 05:18 PM   #10
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Just smile and enjoy it while it lasts! They will start eating it again before to long
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Old 04-07-2021, 05:58 PM   #11
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Same here
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Old 04-07-2021, 06:25 PM   #12
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Just got back from Fowlerton about an hour ago.... protein was wiped out !!!
But it is DRY, terrible dry
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Old 04-07-2021, 06:33 PM   #13
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Just across the road from ya they slowed way down on protein as well but usually do this time of year if it isn’t too dry
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Old 04-07-2021, 06:42 PM   #14
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They have slowed a bit on ours. We got 2.7 inches the other week and things are starting to green out.
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Old 04-07-2021, 06:44 PM   #15
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They are always hitting it occasionally at my place. They never stay on it hard.
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Old 04-07-2021, 08:08 PM   #16
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I'm thankful for some God grown green as my bank green has been hit hard feeding so much protein. Ill enjoy the break for now.
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Old 04-07-2021, 08:18 PM   #17
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They are hammering protein right now down south, dry as a bone though. No rain since Late January
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Old 04-07-2021, 08:59 PM   #18
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They slowed down in Erath County, due to the green growth. They have only consumed about 250 lbs over the last month.
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Old 04-07-2021, 09:21 PM   #19
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Got lots of fresh green growth here too.

That being said they are still cleaning out my protein feeders every 3 days.


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Old 04-08-2021, 08:01 AM   #20
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Mine pretty much stopped hitting anything. I've shut down to probably 1 sec to feed the coons lol.
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Old 04-08-2021, 08:04 AM   #21
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Mine are out west but we are just starting to get some green up. That freeze set us back some.
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Old 04-08-2021, 08:26 AM   #22
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Deer are hammering our protein south of San Angelo
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Old 04-08-2021, 08:36 AM   #23
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My feeder in ETX is empty and they are still sticking their noses in it...along with the **** coons playing on it like a jungle gym!!
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Old 04-08-2021, 09:15 AM   #24
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We are also seeing a slowdown on our protein consumption in the last few weeks
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Old 04-08-2021, 09:17 AM   #25
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Cant hardly keep the feeders full. Whole Corn and Whole Soybean, 16% mix.
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Old 04-08-2021, 09:22 AM   #26
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Now's the time you want to put out Mineral Trace blocks. Get mine from Tractor Supply.
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Old 04-08-2021, 09:38 AM   #27
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Just got back from Fowlerton about an hour ago.... protein was wiped out !!!
But it is DRY, terrible dry

Man it is dry, we are just down the road from you. They are killing all feed, protein, alfalfa and cottonseed.

Iím gonna need a 2nd job soon.




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Old 04-08-2021, 09:41 AM   #28
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Hitting it pretty hard at my place in Young county.
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Old 04-08-2021, 09:54 AM   #29
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They are wearing us out but we're dry!
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Old 04-08-2021, 10:00 AM   #30
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Yep!!!
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Old 04-08-2021, 10:10 AM   #31
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I'm about to go top things off.. We are going through 3 tons of cottonseed and 4.5 tons of protein in Webb a month, it's so **** dry and the freeze set back a lot of the native browse. The black brush and guajillo branches are still bare. Mesquite and cactus look good though, lol..
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Old 04-08-2021, 11:11 AM   #32
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No too much fresh green growth
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Old 04-08-2021, 12:24 PM   #33
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Yep, since the green up, protein consumption on our place, has slowed way down.
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Old 04-08-2021, 12:40 PM   #34
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We hunt just outside of Eldorado. Our protein consumption has went way down with the green growth coming out. The deer have pretty much stopped eating corn totally.
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