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In this blog series on Game Management we recently covered Supplemental feed and spoke about the supplemental feed and attractant BuckYum. I just wanted to post a few pics from our game cameras below.  There should be more to come as well.
WeHuntSC.com - Buck eating BuckYum Supplemental Feed & Attractant
WeHuntSC.com - Buck eating BuckYum Supplemental Feed & Attractant
WeHuntSC.com - Buck eating BuckYum Supplemental Feed & Attractant
WeHuntSC.com - Putting out some BuckYum
WeHuntSC.com - Buck eating BuckYum Supplemental Feed & Attractant
WeHuntSC.com - Buck eating BuckYum Supplemental Feed & Attractant
WeHuntSC.com - Buck eating BuckYum Supplemental Feed & Attractant
WeHuntSC.com - Deer eating BuckYum Supplemental Feed & Attractant
WeHuntSC.com - Deer eating BuckYum Supplemental Feed & Attractant
WeHuntSC.com - Deer eating BuckYum Supplemental Feed & Attractant

Supplemental Feed

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In this blog series we're looking at concepts, practices, and approaches that can aid in managing game in a hunter's area. We've looked at food plots, selective harvest, deer surveying, herd balance, mineral sites already in this series and in this entry we'll look into the concept of "supplemental feeding".

   Buck at supplemental feed feeder - Image cited from BuckManager.com 

Buck at supplemental feed site
Image cited from

Supplemental feeding of deer is not a brand new concept, but the trend is gaining momentum in game management circles. Outdoorsmen who invest a lot of time and resources in hunting and managing game usually provide some form of supplemental feed for their deer. If you've ever seen a deer who's benefited from supplemental feeding then you'll understand why game managers put in the time and effort to incorporate this practice into their game management strategy. 

Supplemental feeds are typically high in protein and game managers put them out all year long. Like many other game management practices, it's not a "quick fix" and will take time before the full effects can be noticed. Supplemental feeding is generally part of a habitat management program and requires a long-term commitment on behalf of the game manager.

It?s also important to note that these supplemental feeds are intended to be exactly what they are called, a supplement. Supplemental feeds are not intended to replace a deer's natural diet, but rather to add to it. Supplemental feeding is also not a magic cure for poorly managed deer populations. It won't give you monster bucks or a healthy herd overnight.

While I was investigating this topic I found a lot of high-level, scientific research regarding supplemental feeds.  If you're interested in getting really in-depth info about supplemental feeding of deer there are several scholarly articles on supplemental deer feeding available online. This blog entry however is not "scholarly" in nature ;-)

I found some really good info on supplemental feeding at a web site called "BuckManager.com". I encourage you to investigate that site for more information on supplemental feeding if you would like to read from someone who's lived and breathed it for a while. One of the articles on that site discussed the notion of whether deer could live on supplemental feed alone. The author noted

"Regardless of what the current study finds, both scenarios end up proving that deer cannot live on supplemental feed alone. Even when supplemental food is provided free-choice, white-tailed deer still desire native browse plants in their diets. Not only are these plants important for food, but also for the shelter and screening cover they provide for deer and other wildlife species. And let's not forget that browse plants typically contain protein levels ranging from 15 to 35%. And that can feed your deer and really supplement your supplement, for a lot less money." 

The bottom line is that deer will consume more than just supplemental feed regardless of how much is provided! As the author noted "Food preference is probably a function of palatability, digestibility, and overall nutritive value." Incorporating supplemental feed as one more available food source for your herd is the best approach. 

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What blend, location, and ratios of supplemental feed are suggested for game managers? The article on BuckManager.com prescribed that "The preferred method is to use a 16% to 20% protein pelleted commercial feed, fed free choice, from feeders distributed at the rate of at least one feeder per 300 acres located within or adjacent to adequate escape cover." This recommendation is similar to what I found on other sites and articles so it's probably a good rule to go by.

Depending on the product you choose, supplemental feeding of deer can be one of the more expensive facets of game management. We've chosen to use a supplemental feed that was designed with a deer's overall health in mind and that is reasonably priced.

Enter BuckYum

BUCK YUM was started to provide hunters with a quality feed and supplement product that not only attracted deer but also provided them with the proper nutrition deer need to grow. The idea to develop and implement a feed and supplement product that accomplished this was the inspiration of the launching of BUCK YUM Products and the creation of BUCKYUM.

BuckYum is a feed and attractant mixture of peanuts, peanut chips, and corn that provides the proper balance of nutritional supplements that deer need to grow. BuckYum also contains a special blend of seed that grows as a permanent food source as well. When you pour it out you can really smell the odor of peanut butter in the air (and the deer can too!). Deer and other game will browse on BuckYum and when you return be prepared to see some green growing from the ground where you poured it out! BuckYum is very efficient in this manner because not only does game in the area eat the corn & peanuts, but they also love the forage that grows from this blend as well. It's like a 2 for 1 deal!

BuckYum Guranteed Analysis 

  • Crude Protein: Not Less Than . . . . . 13.00%
  • Crude Fat: Not Less Than . . . . . . . . . 6.00%
  • Crude Fiber: Not Less Than . . . . . . . 12.00% 
  • Mineral Breakdown
  • Calcium:  Min  2.5%  Max  3.0%
  • Phosphorus:  MIn 1%
  • Salt:  Min  2.5 %  Max  3.0%
  • Sodium:  Min  1.0%  Max  1.3%
  • Vitamin A:  26000 IU/lb
  • Vitamin D-3 Supplement:  6000 IU/lb


  • Processed Roughage Products
  • Zinc Oxide
  • Ferrous Carbonate
  • Cane Molasses
  • Monocalcium Phosphate
  • Diacalcium Phosphate
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Salt, Magnesium Oxide
  • Manganeous Oxide
  • Processed Grain By-Products
  • Brewer's Concentrated Solubles
  • Iron Oxide
  • Copper Oxide
  • Calcium Iodate
  • Cobalt Carbonate
  • Sedium Selenite
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin D-3 Supplement
  • Peanuts
  • Peanut Chips
  • Barley
  • Corn.

Where can you find BuckYum to buy? http://www.buckyum.com/Dealer_Info.php

Information in this post cited from the following locations:

BuckYum http://www.BuckYum.com 


There is no doubt that providing deer with a supplemental feed can be beneficial for hunters seeking to ?Grow the Hunt? and have monster bucks on their property. The only question is, are you committed?





Tecomate Seed & BuckYum partner with WeHuntSC for Game Management Blog Series

WeHuntSC.com - Intro to Game Management

  WeHuntSC.com - Tecomate Seed
  WeHuntSC.com - BuckYum
Last year we did the Tecomate Seed Food Plot Journey where we documented a year's worth of food plots from a beginner's perspective.  We learned a lot through that journey and we're continuing to plant food plots this season with hopes of learning more and creating an environment from which we'll grow quality deer. Though, this year the series will go further than food plots.
Installing and having Tecomate Seed food plots is one of the ways we hope to create a good environment for the deer in our area, but that's not the only steps we're taking and it's not the only facet of game management. We?re also going to throw in some mineral sites and give our deer a supplemental feed. The supplemental feed we'll be using is called BuckYum and boy do the deer love it! We put some out at the end of last year and the deer literally had it gone within days.
We?re going to be explaining more about the Tecomate Seed products as well as giving more details about BuckYum in future blog entries, but for now we just wanted to communicate the news of the blog series.
We're pumped to learn more and hope that in some way this blog series will help you as well!

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