Archive for March 13th, 2012

Body Condition Scores for Deer

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Body Condition Scoring allows you to monitor the health and condition of your deer. Optimal Body Condition in bucks will allow for greater antler growth. Does will be more fertile: produce more high-quality milk, resulting in healthier, faster growing fawns. The Purina Mills Body Condition Scoring System allows you to visually score your deer based […]

Deer and Feeds for Other Animals

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

People often want to feed deer what is handy, which might be sheep, goat, dairy, or even horse feeds. The problem is these feeds are not formulated for deer, do not meet their specific needs, and may even cause problems.
Sheep are very intolerant of dietary copper, so sheep feeds and, traditionally, most goat feeds contain […]

Deer and Protein

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

There is considerable controversy regarding the percentage of dietary protein that deer should have. Many people believe that deer cannot tolerate more than 16% dietary protein and that high-protein diets are wasteful or even toxic. This simply is not true.
Research in South Texas has shown that wild deer diets at certain times of the year […]