One very simple and economical way to positively influence antler growth and overall health of the deer herd is to use a QUALITY Deer Mineral. A quality formulated deer mineral alone will produce noticeable results in antler growth in the first year of use.
When looking at products on the market that claim they will grow antlers, it is important to know what is really necessary to grow antlers. Protein, Energy, and Minerals, and Vitamins are really the key elements in Antler growth. Although SALT is a mineral , it WILL NOT GROW ANTLERS.
The most important (and the most expensive ) mineral in antler growth is PHOSPHORUS. In Fact, before any Calcium can be used by a buck for antler growth, an adequate level of Phosphorus HAS to be present in that deer’s diet. And before Calcium and Phosphorus can interact, enough vitamin D has to be present in that animal’s diet. Minerals and Vitamins work together very closely and their interaction is extremely important.
The 5 major minerals ALL play a key role in Antler growth as do the trace minerals and vitamins. As an example, not only is the trace mineral copper important for antler growth and tissue health, but some scientists believe that a lack of copper in a deer’s diet may lead to a higher incidence of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).
Be sure to shop wisely when looking for a Quality Deer Mineral. I have seen a bucket of mineral manufactured in Michigan that has 70% salt and NO phosphorus, another mineral supplement from Alabama that has 50% salt and 4% phosphorus, and a rock from the Western States that contains 99% salt and NO phosphorus.
I have also talked to guys that “mix” their own deer mineral. When I have asked them as to how they have came up with their mix, they cannot explain…..they simply say they take some salt and Dicalcium Phosphate and mix the 2 together. AT what ratio? any trace minerals? any vitamins especially Vitamin D? any Copper? Selenium? Magnesium ? Potassium? I could go on and on. I have asked these guys if they have a dog. Most if not all do have a dog. I ask them if they “make” their own dog food……they chuckle and say NO, because they do not know anything about dog nutrition, or the nutrients or ratio of nutrients important for canines to be healthy and perform at their maximum level. Although they do not have any more background in Deer or Elk nutrition, they choose to cut corners and “mix” their own deer mineral.
Antler King’s Trophy Deer Mineral contains approx. 22% salt, 8.5% Phosphorus, and a total of 27 different Antler Growing major minerals, trace minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and a yeast culture that stimulates digestion and allows for more efficient use of Protein and Energy for maximum Antler Growth. ANTLER KING’S TROPHY DEER MINERAL alone will lead to BIGGER BUCKS AND HEALTHIER DEER in the most economical and easiest way. Growing tomorrow’s Trophy starts Today.
The 2nd step in a feeding program would be to offer our HI PROTEIN BIG BUCK BLOCKS, and ENERGY PLUS WILDLIFE BLOCKS. These 2 blocks are both Antler Growing blocks. These 2 blocks will provide the deer herd the PROTEIN and ENERGY for maximum Antler growth and body growth. Both blocks have the nutrients necessary for antler growth, namely PROTEIN, ENERGY , MINERALS AND VITAMINS. Although both of these blocks contain minerals and vitamins, they are at a much lesser density than our TROPHY DEER MINERAL. The main focus of the 2 blocks are to offer the deer herd the PROTEIN and ENERGY they need for maximum health and ANTLER and BODY GROWTH. The HI PROTEIN BIG BUCK BLOCK contains 20% protein , minerals, vitamins and very little salt. The ENERGY PLUS BLOCK contains 16% protein and approximately 5 times the Energy of any other deer block on the market along with vitamins and minerals and virtually no salt.
Offer your deer access to these 3 products on a year around basis and this will constitute the most economical, least time consuming, and yet results oriented program available period!