Supplemental Feeding Deer

deer in snow
Supplemental feeding deer during the harsh winter helps them make it.

Supplemental feeding deer can be very beneficial to whitetail during the harsh winter conditions. I sit here looking out the window at the recent snow thinking about deer hunting. I’m wondering how in the world the whitetails here in Kansas can survive such harsh winter conditions. It has been a tough very cold and snowy winter.

Supplemental Feeding Deer

spplemental feeding deer
During the winter whitetail nutrition is critical to survival.

I am feeding whitetails corn behind my house as often as I can. Hopefully it will help them survive these brutal conditions. Hopefully supplemental feeding deer will help improve the health of the herd, and improve the quality of deer hunting. The does are well into their pregnancy and I’m sure every bit of nutrition helps. I saw on the news the other night this has been the ninth most snowfall in Kansas since they started keeping records in the late 1800’s.

Crops a Plenty

The good thing about Kansas is there are plenty of crops early in the year and the whitetails are able to put on enough fat to survive the winter. Where the bucks get in trouble is when they rut really hard. They lose a lot of weight and then harsh winter conditions hit before the big bucks can put back on some of the weight they lost during the rut. So if there there has been a tough winter where you hunt you might want to consider supplemental feeding deer. Where you do your deer hunting it will help them make it through the winter if you can afford it.

My New Mathews Z7

On a different note I sold my bow yesterday and have already got my eye on a new Mathews Z7. I have been having some shoulder problems and I guess I’m just not as young as I once was. I got where I was struggling to pull my 67# draw back without some considerable pain in both shoulders and have decided to go to a 50-60# bow. You want to be able to pull your bow back smoothly without having to strain and make to much motion. The bow I have decided to get is a Mathews Z7.

I have heard nothing but good things from my friends about this bow and after doing a little research it’s the one I want. My friends that have the Mathews Z7 love it and say it is a sweet shooting bow.

I also wanted to tell you about a blog that listed in a recent article. I wanted to thank Mr. Overton for the kind words and listing us in his article. It’s over on you can check out the article Bringing Home  a Buck: The Top 50 Deer Hunting Blogs here.


4 thoughts on “Supplemental Feeding Deer”

  1. I’m interested to hear what you think of the Z7. It looks hot. I’m still shooting my Switchback, but I’ve been getting the itch for an upgrade.

  2. I haven’t gotten it yet Greg, it should be here in a week or so. I’ll let you know how it does. Thanks for stopping by.

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