Mineral is very important to deer. We don’t yet know exactly how much they directly improve antler growth. But we do know minerals help balance certain chemical and physiological aspects of a whitetail’s body, which indirectly has the potential to increase antler growth by improving overall health.
Feeding minerals in the late winter and early spring is especially important because of the period when deer are transitioning from woody browse to green food sources high in water content. This significant change in food sources takes a toll on a whitetail’s digestive system, which can be partially balanced through the feeding of key minerals, including di-calcium phosphate and trace minerals, among others.
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By: Josh Honycut