How To Grow Big Pasture Born Bucks And Prevent Losing Mature Bucks After The Long Rut.
After deer season many hunters tend to forget the most important time to grow the big deer we desire to hunt is the Off Season.
Natural mortality along with inadequate nutrition claims many mature bucks you let walk during the season. By taking a page from seasoned Ranch Managers and Stewards of the land who consistently grow big wild deer year after year, we all can prevent losing big bucks by taking proactive measures and making Protein available right after the rut.
The most vulnerable time of year for Whitetail Buck survival also coincides with the most difficult time of year nutrition-wise. By January and February, most green vegetation is dry and dead from a cold and dry winter. As well, in many regions even South Texas, hard freezes kill off forage, forbs, legumes and tender under grass deer feed on.
Combine this with traveling miles in search of receptive does, fighting off young invaders and not remembering to eat or drink for days at a time results in bucks being in their worst physical condition than any other time of year. Many die or are chased down by predators, namely coyote packs.
By starting Protein pellets and even Cottonseed during this crucial time of year will allow your bucks to regain peak body condition giving them a jump on growing bigger antlers, or as we say here in Texas “horns.”
The foundation for a big healthy rack, is a big healthy body.
Double Down Protein Pellets available at Luchazie General Store in South Texas or locate dealers here.
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Carlos Riojas is the Creator of WildBuck and contributor and editor to various entities in the outdoor industry. He was fortunate to be introduced to hunting and fishing at a very young age where he grew up in a small rural town just southwest of San Antonio, Texas. He enjoys the beauty, serenity and excitement that is had in the wild waters and woods of Texas. His passions are hunting, archery, fly fishing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and wildlife photography. His favorite animal is the Whitetail Deer.