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Old 01-14-2020, 03:17 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 01-14-2020, 03:32 PM   #2
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This outta be good
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Old 01-14-2020, 03:34 PM   #3
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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
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Old 01-14-2020, 03:44 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 01-14-2020, 04:21 PM   #5
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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
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Old 01-14-2020, 04:24 PM   #6
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Thanks for the information. I guess I will stay with either Antler Max or LE.
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Old 01-14-2020, 04:28 PM   #7
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All Stock for us and we are seeing the difference on body mass for sure. Not sure about horns just yet.
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Old 01-14-2020, 04:55 PM   #8
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I tried it. Like others it was too expensive and we didn't see any better results compared to the others we were using.
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:53 PM   #9
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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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Old 01-16-2020, 10:13 AM   #10
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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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Old 01-18-2020, 01:43 PM   #11
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I had a friend who tried it on his HF place. His take was the deer improved but not enough to justify the cost.
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Old 01-18-2020, 02:18 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 01-24-2020, 08:19 AM   #13
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I'm going to continue using DD, been seeing good results
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Old 01-24-2020, 09:21 AM   #14
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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.
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Old 01-25-2020, 07:14 AM   #15
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Dayyuum thats 12,000 bags of protein.
Thank goodness for bulk set ups.
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Old 02-01-2020, 11:19 AM   #16
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Double down hunting videos are best I’ve seen. I love that old guy in shorts and t shirt shooting those big bucks.
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Old 02-01-2020, 11:45 AM   #17
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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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