To attract deer, you need to know what they are eating. Deer are essentially like cows and their basic diet in the wild consists of plants, twigs, nuts and fruit. To absorb this type of food a deer has two type of microorganisms in their body. One type breaks down cellulose (forage, twigs, grasses etc.) and the other type breaks down starch (grains). The food particles, once broken down by the microorganisms, can be absorbed by deer.
Deer have to consume small quantities of food regularly throughout the day, so that the microorganisms in their bodies are constantly supplied. If grain is added to a deer's daily diet, it must be done gradually over a period of two to three weeks to allow the microorganisms that break down starch to build up and do their work.
When grain is introduced into a deer's diet, it must be ensured that the deer has access to forage (fibre) to avoid rumen acidification.
For your recreational feeding needs, serve Purina feed #5635
|Vit A||min.||10,000 I.U./kg|
|Vit D3||min.||3,000 I.U./kg|
|Vit E||min.||40 I.U./kg|