Time for the Whitetail’s Spring Tonic
Dr. John Woods 03.27.17
When I was a kid, my dad would go out to the country in search of free growing sprouts of polk salad. This was a green wild growing plant that looked like turnip greens or collards. He would wash up a big batch, boil it down, and cook in some ham or bacon. He would put this mix in a bowl with some vinegar or hot sauce. It was his spring tonic if you know what I mean.
Using a play on words, then it is that time of season when our white-tailed deer could use a bit of a spring tonic. But in this case, the deer need a heavy duty boost of vitamins and minerals in combination with the spring habitat green up.
Deer are just now coming out of the worst months of the year when natural resource foods have dwindled to a bare offering. What winter did not finally kill off, the deer have consumed down to the bare limbs. Add to that most of the bucks have dropped their antlers by now and the regrowth phase is starting again. This is when bucks really need a supplemental mineral boost.
Enter Buck Warrior mixes that can supply deer with vital supplements to enhance the growth of antlers and general deer health. Buck Warrior Enterprises, LLC of Vicksburg, Mississippi provides two mixes to fulfill a supplemental feeding program to help deer get a good head start going into summer and the antler growing phase.
Buck Powder is not just a buck attractant but also a supplement offering key feed elements that works year around. Buck Powder is a proprietary blend of grain by-products and plant protein products, salt, trace minerals, molasses, and calcium with natural and artificial flavors.
This blend has been university lab tested to supply 16+ percent protein, 12 percent fat, and minerals including phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, sodium, chloride, iron, copper, and zinc.
ME2 is a blend of essential elements that help deer grow healthier with larger racks. ME2 specifically targets deer health and antler development. The mix contains calcium, chloride, cobalt, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorous, selenium, sodium, sulfur, and zinc. These elements are vital this time of year to kick start antler growth.
More information on Buck Warrior products can be found on their Facebook page at facebook.com/buckwarrior. Buck Warrior is veteran owned and operated by Captain Ron Eller.
Spring time is the perfect time to start a spring tonic program for your deer.