Aside from understanding the basic cycle of antler growth, it’s important to remember that bucks will always add body condition before utilizing nutrients for antler growth. When looking at the growth cycle and the timing of each stage, it’s easy to see that nutrition becomes a critical factor all year long.
The nutrition process really begins immediately following the rut, as this is when bucks are recovering and packing on the pounds for the winter. If nutritional needs aren’t met and body condition fails, those bucks will have to regain that body condition in the spring before they can begin their antler growth, putting them behind the curve to be at max growth in the fall. Providing supplemental energy is crucial during these months. Rack Revolution Magnify is a great choice with much higher energy content than other pelleted feeds to help meet those maintenance requirements sooner.
Throughout the spring and summer, the nutrition game is about filling gaps in the natural browse and keeping the deer healthy. Supplementing protein and energy will support growth, but Rack Revolution Magnify also provides necessary minerals for overall health, as well as natural digestion aids to maximize utilization of the native forage. Additionally, Magnify includes essential oils and diatomaceous earth to help with parasite insect control.