Rack Buck Bits

Volume 1, Issue 3
March 1998

Welcome!

Welcome. Spring is just around the corner for some of us in the northern states. In the south, spring is already here. That means it’s time to start juicing systems where the danger of frost has past.

Spring is also a great time to consider installing more systems. Our Complete System™ will perform magnificently and provide the deer with the nutrients and micronutrients they need at the time they need them. Once installed our systems only cost a few dollars per year to maintain.

Don’t forget to order more Super Juice™ as well. Order a little extra to play with on existing vegetation for your deer or even for those tomato plants in your garden. You will be amazed by what it will do.

We appreciate all the email we have been receiving. Keep it coming! We should have a web page up before too long also!

If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to call. Don, Mike or Jeff will be glad to help you.

 

"The Rack Buck System is one of the most innovative, practical, and effective methods for increasing deer nutrition."

Steve Vaughn

Publisher of Whitetail Magazine

Miss us on ESPN2 ?!?

We were surprised ourselves. ESPN2 changed the schedule around, so our show segment was postponed a week. If you were watching March 3 or March 8 you saw us on Jimmy Houston’s Sportsman’s Digest.

If you didn’t catch the show, keep watching throughout the year on Tuesdays and Sundays. We are sure to be on again soon!

Lights, Camera, Action!

We are always looking for good still photos and video footage of deer (especially bucks) feeding on your systems. If you have any footage/photos that you think we might use, or questions please contact Mike at (217) 285-9700.

More Systems ?!?

Your deer want you to install more Complete Systems™. Spring is an excellent time to order more systems from us. We are scheduling installations well into April and May now. So, make sure you give us a call as soon as possible. We are going to be traveling all over and will most likely be going right by your place sometime soon. Why not give us a call and have us stop by!?!

Don’t Forget the Super Juice™!

Don’t forget to check your inventory of Super Juice™. Place your order now, so that you get it in time for your first spring juicing. Your bucks have lost up to 25% of their body weight from rutting. Your systems need the added punch from the Super Juice™ so that they can provide those bucks with much needed protein. The quicker they get enough protein and nutrients to recover from the rut, the quicker they can apply the additional protein to their growing antlers. Your unborn fawns will thank you too, when their mothers are feeding on the nutrient-rich honeysuckle!

Re-order your Super Juice™ today and get ready to juice Systems!

25 lb. bags: 1-4 bags $74.95 per bag

5-9 $64.95 per bag

10+ $49.95 per bag

Additional shipping charges may apply.

Order a little extra to play with on your existing natural vegetation and throw some on your garden plants.

Put those runners down !!!

Creating new plants by "putting down runners" is an excellent way to jump start your new systems, especially the first year or two. New systems require tender loving care. The plants we installed on the system can quickly and easily be multiplied many times over, by pulling the reddish-colored runners back on the main system and covering a leafed-joint with a handful of dirt. The plant will set another set of roots here.

Tah-Dah — you will have a new plant that still feeds off the main plant. With 30 - 50 "new plants" on a first-year system, it will explode the second year!!! Try it!

Keep the weeds pulled the first year also!!! Those young plants don’t need the added competition. You will be rewarded for your efforts the first year in an extremely healthy system that will benefit your deer that much more quickly.

How much Juice do I put in ???

(Hold on to these instructions for juicing time !)

Maintenance of the system is simple. You will need to "juice" the system about every 60 days. All you have to do is add two-pounds of Super Juice™ granules (4 - eight oz. cups) to a 55-gallon drum and fill with water. Using a 25' section of garden hose, you can syphon the water right into the trench. To start feeding your system, take some of the Super Juice™-water mixture and sprinkle it directly on the leaves of the plants. The plants will absorb the nutrients right through the leaf surface.

Carefully remove the cap from the upright pipe. Be careful you don’t pull the pipe out of the drain system. If you pull the pipe out a little, push it back down and run a rod in it to clean any debris out. Insert the garden hose all the way down into the 55-gallon drum; wait a few seconds for it to fill with water; hold your thumb over the end of the hose; pull the hose out until you are below the bottom of the drum and release your thumb. You will have it flowing. Put the end of the hose over the pipe. Don't worry if it leaks. The important thing is that you are filling the trench. It should only take 15-20 minutes to empty the 55 gallons. Have a second drum filled with water and continue adding water until it won’t take anymore. We recommend at least 100 gallons per 20' system per "juicing." It may take as much as 200 gallons. (Note: You can use any size tank you want. We use 55 gallon drums as a standard example. If you use a small pump to force the water, make sure not to use more than 10 psi of pressure.) When the system is full, water will run out of a low spot at ground level. Be sure to replace the cap on the fill pipe or the system will dry out.

If you live in a very dry area or you experience a drought, you should water your system in between services. Do everything you would normally do, except don’t put any Super Juice™ in the water. This will keep the system moist and productive.

You should also put plenty of water around each of the plants. Simply take the hose off the pipe while it is still running and water the plants. It doesn't hurt to thoroughly wet the entire top of the system with part of the water. Return the hose to the reservoir pipe and continue filling.

If you have experienced very wet conditions, and the system will probably not hold 55 gallons of water, mix the Super Juice™ in a five gallon bucket of water. Pour this mixture in the upright pipe, then add water until the system will hold no more.

While you are feeding the system, take the cage off the system and pull any weeds or grasses that are competing with the honeysuckle. This is very important the first year, in order to give the honeysuckle the best chance possible. Start as many new plants as possible by pulling the runners back on the system and placing a handful of soil on the leaf joints of the red runners or woody-stem runners. DO NOT put soil on the green runners, or it will kill the runner back to the main plant. The idea is to get many root systems started the first year. The more started the first year, the greater volume of high protein deer food you will get in a short amount of time.

Do not be concerned if one or two plants die the first year. As with any transplanted plants in a new environment, there will be ones that do not survive. That is why we provide the system with plenty of plants to begin with. The system only needs two to four plants with proper maintenance.

After the first year of getting the root systems started and the competitive weeds kept out, the runners will start covering the cage. When the system is to this point, do not remove the cage anymore. Simply feed the system.

If you have any questions, please call us. We will be glad to offer assistance.

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The Complete System

Micronutrient Treatment for
Plants On Which Deer Feed

22915 County Hwy 7, Pittsfield, IL 62363
(217) 285-9700
RackBuck@yahoo.com
1998