Supplemental Deer Herd Feeding Tips from Mineral Mizer
WELLINGTON, FL – -(AmmoLand.com)- Land owners and managers who want to grow a healthy deer herd with large antlers should make mineral supplementation a part of their overall management plan.
Deer crave minerals during antler development and beyond and it's these minerals that help deer reach their full potential. In addition to bucks, does also crave minerals which help them produce strong fawns with a better-than-average chance of developing into healthy, full-bodied adults. Here are a few tips from the folks at Mineral Mizer for the best ways to provide mineral supplementation to deer. You can supplement deer year-round, but the best time to provide minerals is during the spring and summer when bucks are growing antlers and does are nursing fawns.
Find a low spot near deer travel routes or near bedding locations where deer congregate.
Buy a good mix of minerals like the ones developed by Mineral Mizer. They provide all of the key nutrients that deer don't get enough of from natural vegetation. The Mineral Mizer products also have attractants that keep the deer coming back for more.
Do not pour your minerals out directly on the ground. This method of distribution creates a lot of waste. Each time it rains, the minerals wash deeper into the soil – out of the reach of your deer, causing the need to “freshen” the site several times a year with new minerals.
Use a Mineral Mizer Bag to elevate your minerals off the ground. With just one application, the bag regulates the flow of minerals keeping an active mineral lick for a full year. Thanks to the bag, you don't have to visit the lick more than once a year, so the area remains free of your scent.
The Mineral Mizer bag lasts longer and grows 'em stronger.
For more information on Mineral Mizer products, check out www.themineralmizerbag.com.