Why Deer Need BoneDmonium Year-Round
Following is a look at the calendar and deer nutritional
demands that occur throughout the year:
"Why Deer Need BoneDmonium Year-Round"
BoneDmonium is a deer nutritional supplement made from
select agricultural grains blended into a consistency that is
highly palatable, highly digestible, and easily consumed. It
contains macro-and trace-elements to enhance bone growth
while fully fermented yeast product provides a boost to digestive
metabolism. BoneDmonium is 16% protein and low in fiber.
Scientifically formulated. Incredibly attractive. Incredibly nutritious!
There are 3 types of ruminants: concentrate selectors (CS),
intermediate types (IM), and grass/roughage eaters (GR). Some
examples of each are: white-tailed deer (CS), elk and pronghorn (IM),
and cattle and sheep (GR). Most deer feed and deer supplements
available today are designed to mimic feeds for cattle and sheep,
which are GRs, i.e. higher in fiber and not as nutrient-rich. BoneDmonium
was designed specifically for white-tailed deer, a concentrate selector!
It is low in fiber and densely packed with nutrients! Most livestock feeds
and deer supplements have relative feed values (RFV), a common test of
overall "nutritiousness", of around 150. BoneDmonium is drastically different!
It has a RFV of 528! That is 388% higher! BoneDmonium
contains no fillers and no added fiber because deer don't need it and their digestive
system is not designed to handle it. They are concentrate selectors, not grass/roughage
eaters! At Bone Science, Inc. we think it's time to stop feeding deer like they are cows. Give 'em what they crave - BoneDmonium!
Following is a look at the calendar and deer nutritional demands that occur throughout the year:
October through December – We feel that supplementing with BoneDmonium can provide a boost to your deer during the stressful breeding season and preparation for the upcoming winter.
January through March – Supplying BoneDmonium gives deer extra calories during the winter which may help bucks recover from the stresses of rutting activity. Bucks are also beginning to store minerals in their bodies at this time for the growth of their next set of antlers.
April through June – Bucks are undergoing antlerogenesis, that is growing those Bones that we are all crazy about! Growing antlers is a nutritionally demanding cycle in the life of a buck and BoneDmonium is formulated to provide adequate protein and it’s calcium and phosphorous occur in the approximate ratios that are found in bone tissue. This time period is also nutritionally demanding on does because of fetus growth and development during the last trimester of their gestation.
July through September – Nutrition is paramount! Lactation is incredibly demanding on a doe’s body. The better condition a doe is in the better she can provide for her fawns. Getting your fawns, particularly your buck fawns, off to a good start can provide benefits for their first few years and possibly their entire lives. Bucks complete the growth of their new set of antlers. Some of the fastest known growth rates of tissue occur during antlerogenesis! What a time to have your trail cams out, record this process, and get pumped for deer season! All the protein, calcium, phosphorous, and trace minerals go to work and finish their job. Antler mineralization, or hardening, occurs and the velvet is shed, usually in September.
Spacing of feeding locations and how much to feed is highly variable throughout the country. Deer home ranges are different in different habitat types – usually larger in more open areas and often smaller in areas with thicker cover. You may want to feed close to your stand locations, in travel corridors, or near bedding areas. Start with a bag at each site and see how long it lasts. This will vary with deer density and time of year. One bag may last 2-3 days or maybe up to a week. Deer like it and it’s good for them! One bag per site per week will go a long way towards you experiencing BoneDmonium in your deer woods, but you decide how much and how often to feed. We think you and your deer will be satisfied!