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Offline Birdgetter

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Re: Winterkill
« Reply #105 on: January 18, 2022, 09:00:25 PM »
Maybe someone smarter than me can explain why they stress them like that in the end of January after heavy snow instead of another time of year when they are in better shape?
I assume they are net gunning the deer out of the helicopters. It is much easier on the deer to be netted on snow covered ground than on dry ground. Also the snow keeps the animals from overheating, which can be a problem other times of the year. There is very little harm done to the animals this time of year. A lot of previous work from researchers and biologists shows this is the best time of the year for capture projects.

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Re: Winterkill
« Reply #106 on: January 19, 2022, 02:10:58 PM »
What are you feeding them Rainier10?
Antlermax 16 from October 1st until March 1st.  March 2nd until October I feed them Antlermax 20.  20 has more protein for growing better antlers.  I am not sure it works.  I started the feeding the year after we had a big fire.  Antler growth was definitely better but so was the fresh new natural plant growth.  Tough to tell if the antlermax is what did it or if all the fresh new vegetation did it.  The other thing that I noticed is I have a ton of twin fawns.  Again not sure if it is the antlermax or all the new vegetation.

No question they love the antlermax so I will keep it going as long as the state allows.

All of the other critters in the area love it as well.  Including the range cows that break through my fences.  Nothing more frustrating than 2,000 pictures in a two days of cows eating 300 pounds of feed.

The deer and elk don't just camp out and eat it all.  They come in and get a little and move onto to other browse in the area.
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Re: Winterkill
« Reply #107 on: January 19, 2022, 02:16:26 PM »
What are you feeding them Rainier10?
Antlermax 16 from October 1st until March 1st.  March 2nd until October I feed them Antlermax 20.  20 has more protein for growing better antlers.  I am not sure it works.  I started the feeding the year after we had a big fire.  Antler growth was definitely better but so was the fresh new natural plant growth.  Tough to tell if the antlermax is what did it or if all the fresh new vegetation did it.  The other thing that I noticed is I have a ton of twin fawns.  Again not sure if it is the antlermax or all the new vegetation.

No question they love the antlermax so I will keep it going as long as the state allows.

All of the other critters in the area love it as well.  Including the range cows that break through my fences.  Nothing more frustrating than 2,000 pictures in a two days of cows eating 300 pounds of feed.

The deer and elk don't just camp out and eat it all.  They come in and get a little and move onto to other browse in the area.

Yeah itís pretty hard to keep cattle off feed like that.🤯

You should start a thread showing your results on feeding them.👍
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Re: Winterkill
« Reply #108 on: January 19, 2022, 02:26:54 PM »
Maybe someone smarter than me can explain why they stress them like that in the end of January after heavy snow instead of another time of year when they are in better shape?
I assume they are net gunning the deer out of the helicopters. It is much easier on the deer to be netted on snow covered ground than on dry ground. Also the snow keeps the animals from overheating, which can be a problem other times of the year. There is very little harm done to the animals this time of year. A lot of previous work from researchers and biologists shows this is the best time of the year for capture projects.

 :tup:  Thanks, interesting info.

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Re: Winterkill
« Reply #109 on: January 19, 2022, 05:19:02 PM »
No nets, just hands...


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Re: Winterkill
« Reply #110 on: January 20, 2022, 09:06:36 AM »
No nets, just hands...


Geez that seems extremely dangerous in such a rocky area like that.  Looks like a good way to whack your head on a rock and go night night for good.

 


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