Its imortant to learn how to feed deer properly to maximize results and maintain a healthy deer herd.
Get Started Early
Start your feeding program early in the winter, even better yet, during the fall, when deer are still healthy. Waiting until they are starving before providing supplemental feed can hasten starvation through stress related to sudden diet change.
Use Multiple Locations
Distribute supplemental feed in multiple locations to reduce competition among deer and reduce potential for the spread of disease.
Protect The Feed
Use feeders that protect feed from the elements. Otherwise, feed may spoil and deer may reject spoiled food, or may ingest potentially fatal toxins.
Stick With It
Once you begin providing supplemental winter feed, deer quickly become dependent on it and will remain reliant until spring greenery emerges.