By Nick Lape
Avid and novice gym-goers alike know that supplemented nutrition after a workout is anabsolute must. It helps rebuild muscles and re-energize your body after vigorous exercise. And if you are REALLY expending a lot of energy training hard, supplementation will allow your body to recover faster. The same can be said for the nutritional needs of a rutting buck. After a long season chasing does, whitetail deer also require appropriate supplementation to thrive.
A buck deer goes through a very stressful 8-12 week rut cycle. Think of it like training for and running a non-stop marathon from the end of October to early December. Prior to the rut, the males need proper nutrition in order to grow antlers, increase muscle mass, have the power and endurance to dominate subordinate bucks, claim a territory and eventually mate. Does, on the other hand, spend a great deal of time running from a forest full of hormone-raged suitors while getting enough nutrition to prepare their body for the winter months and healthy gestation. Knowing this, having a bountiful and healthy diet rich in macro nutrients is key.
So do you give deer protein shakes? Well no, because more often than not, a deer will have their own food source; especially if you hunt farmland. However, after the late seasons close and the temps plummet, feeding your deer along with appropriate supplementation is the answer! The bucks are weary, thin from months of chasing does and are fixing to drop last year’s rack. The does are most likely pregnant and in need of nutrition to produce healthy fawns. Right now is the perfect time to boost your herd’s nutrition!
What products should you use? The market is loaded with all kinds of brands and products that promise big racks and healthy deer, so we tend to think of it in the same light as we would our own supplementation. Whether you are shopping for deer or yourself, you need to be mindful of two things when you pick a brand:
1. What is the quality?
2. What is the price?
There are a lot of cheap supplements that aren’t worth the bottles they come in. Likewise, there are some awesome products that work amazingly well but you may have to mortgage your home to afford them. The same can be said for the products you use to grow healthy deer. Fit To Hunt’s new product partner, Yo Buck, solves both of those problems! They have a wide range of products and attractants that will provide your deer with the protein, calcium and other nutrients they need to stay healthy and grow LARGE antlers. Plus, Yo Buck is extremely affordable. Combine the fact they are a family-owned business and there is little reason not to give their product a test in front of your game camera!
To grow big muscles and stay healthy you need appropriate nutrition and supplementation. To grow BIG racks and have a healthy deer herd, you need appropriate nutrition and supplementation. In this instance, whitetail deer and the humans who hunt them really aren’t that different. Or think of it this way. Do you remember the basket eight point with potential that you let walk this year? If you
don’t give your deer the proper nutrition right now as antlers are dropping, that basket eight point with a lot of potential will never become the kind of buck he could be. If you are as serious about growing BIG deer as you are about being Fit To Hunt, then visit
Yo Buck at www.yobuck.com and order your product today. You won’t regret it!
Contributions made by Fit2Hunt Staff!