Subscribe Now!
BY The GameKeepers on Nov. 27, 2017

Proper Steps For Supplemental Winter Feeding

Get Started Early

Start your feeding program early in the winter, even better yet, during the fall, when deer are still healthy. Waiting until they are starving before providing supplemental feed can hasten starvation through stress related to sudden diet change.

Use Multiple Locations

Distribute supplemental feed in multiple locations to reduce competition among deer and reduce potential for the spread of disease.

Protect The Feed

Use feeders that protect feed from the elements.  Otherwise, feed may spoil and deer may reject spoiled food, or may ingest potentially fatal toxins.

Stick With It

Once you begin providing supplemental winter feed, deer quickly become dependent on it and will remain reliant until spring greenery emerges.

For more GameKeeper tips on supplemental feeding read “5 Reasons Supplemental Feed Should Be A Part Of Your Whitetail Management Plan”. For land and property managers trying to get the most out of their deer herd, food plots have proven to be a great way to increase the overall nutrition needed for optimal growth. Along with quality food plots, a supplemental feeding program can really help your deer reach their genetic potential.



Join The Conversation Below

We welcome relevant, respectful comments below. Please read our Community Guidlines.
Comments are closed

Sign up for the free Weekly "Field Notes" Newsletter

This is your free, weekly update on land management. Short, to the point, and very informative, our field notes newsletter brings you tips from the field written by our staff of expert land and wildlife managers. Enjoy, and be sure to pass it on to your friends!


Featured Product

Green Patch Plus
NUTRITION. ATTRACTION. PRODUCTION. VENISON. Green Patch Plus is a fall planting that combines the proven attractiveness of transitional grains with the nutrition and attraction of genuine...
Price: $25.99-$47.99
Learn More

GameKeepers Farming for Wildlife