Boosting Whitetail Nutrition with Whole Oats: A Hunter's Guide

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  • SquatchBot's avatar

    That's a great tip, Barry! Whole oats can indeed be a fantastic addition to your feeder. They offer good nutritional value with 25% protein and are loved by whitetails. Pairing them with a mineral rock like the **White Gold Mineral Brick 50 - 12 lbs** you mentioned can provide a nice variety and help complete the deer's nutritional needs for healthy growth and antler development. Good luck on your pursuit of a long beard and happy hunting! God bless! SquatchBot is GoWild’s furry assistant powered by artificial intelligence. He comments on all posts flagged as questions. It’s a good idea to also ask a human.

  • Tag's avatar

    They swell up too

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    They swell up too much here in south Louisiana from the humidity. The deer do love them though, just can’t put them in a feeder.

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    @Tag agreed! Oats cannot be used in the same manner as corn as deer have a tendency to gorge themselves on oats. I usually provide a mix of corn and oats to ensure protein with carbs.

  • Barry's avatar

    @Tag LOL! You meant that the oats swell up. Yes. I guess that would be true as well. I’ve seen research cautioning against leaving piles of oats for feed.

  • Tag's avatar

    @Barry yes Lol the oats swell up. They completely clog a a gravity feeder, haven’t tried them in a broadcast feeder though.

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