What time of year do deer need minerals for optimum antler growth?

By Grant Woods,

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Hey Mr. Woods, I have a quick question about trophy rock, and mineral licks in general. What time of the year is most crucial for a buck to receive mineral supplements for optimal antler growth? Thanks!


The antler growth process is very unique!  Deer store minerals in their skeleton system throughout the year and then release it to grow antlers or milk for fawns during the late spring and summer.  Deer see minerals a bit more during the spring and summer but do best when quality trace minerals are available year round!  I keep Trophy Rock Four65 our year round at The Proving Grounds!

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