Rack Buck Bits

Volume 1, Issue 5
June 1998

Rain, Rain, Rain !!!

Welcome. It has been a very unusual weather year again this year. Most of the eastern United States has been getting lots of rain. We have been getting rain for days now with no end in sight.

Even though most areas of the country are getting lots of moisture, your systems still need servicing as soon as you can get to them. Without the micronutrient-enhanced Super Juice™ your honeysuckle and other plants cannot provide your deer with high-protein food.

But while most of us are wet, some areas are not. Mike was in Texas recently installing systems, and he found it hot and dry. They haven’t had much rain in south Texas in two years now. The soil is like concrete. So, don’t forget to be thankful for the moisture. It can all dry up pretty quickly.

And, most importantly, don’t forget that our systems don’t care if it rains or not. With the proper servicing, they will continue to provide high protein, spring-like growth all summer long!

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

Save $500 !!!

Don’t let this great deal pass you by. For a limited time only, buy 20 systems or more installed and take $500 off the total retail price.

This is the best offer we have ever offered. Don’t wait!

Call today and order 20 systems or more installed. Offer ends June 30, 1998 and is good only on custom installed systems.

Hurry and call today!!!

Smile, Mr. Buck

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.

"We are very happy with the installation, plant growth and the overall basics of the systems. We are especially pleased with the business relationship and commitment from Rack Buck."

Dr. Les Beck

Texas & Blockhouse Hunting Club, Pennsylvania

Rack Buck is now World-wide !!!

We are now in every corner of the world! Well, almost. At least you can read about us from anywhere in the world. We are now officially on the Internet. We have had an email address for several months now and appreciate all the mail we have gotten. Now we have a home page. The page is currently under construction, but will contain pictures and sales information to begin with, along with copies of this newsletter. If you have any comments or suggestion, please let us hear them. You can find us at http://www.rackbuck.com.

It’s Not Too Late

It’s not too late to begin planning for a complete feeding strategy that will provide your deer with all the nutrients and micronutrients they need.

With Rack Buck Deer Management, you can achieve your trophy deer goals at a cost of a few dollars per acre. Our Complete System™ (patent pending) provides a method to insure that the natural vegetation is providing all the protein and micronutrients necessary to make the deer grow.

Don’t think it’s too late to get started this year. These systems do well even when they are installed in the summer or fall. As you look at your current resources and examine your goals for trophy deer management, consider Rack Buck Deer Management, Inc. and our Complete System™.

The Basics of a Deer Management Program

If you are a sports fan, I am sure you have heard that "fundamentals" are what makes a great team in the long run. The same is true for deer management. No "one-man team" or quick fix is going to make your deer management plans a success.

In the March/April edition of The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters, Steve Nelle wrote about the six steps in the circular and continuous process of deer management. We are going to summarize his steps here, because we believe in planning for the long run and know that deer management is not a simple, quick project.

Deer management must begin with goals. Your goal may be to have bigger bodied bucks with bigger antlers or you may be interested in producing as many bucks as you possibly can on the land you own. You may be interested in antler scores and trophy books or maybe in having more decent bucks for your grandchildren to hunt. We believe you must have both short term and long term goals. Your goals should be specific, measurable, and realistically attainable.

An assessment of the resources you are going to have available to you is a must before you can proceed with your plan. These would include biological, physical, financial and human resources. Knowing what weaknesses you have in any of your resources is a key also. This will help you to target your management towards these areas. Poor antler development in three year old deer and older is symptomatic of poor habitat and nutritional problems. A lack of 3 year old and older bucks is normally a harvest management problem.

There is usually more than one way to accomplish something. Deer management is no different. You need to consider all your available options and the pros and cons of each.

With our Complete System™ we cover a lot of the bases. We provide high quality, high protein food during most of the year and especially during the hot summer months. Our system will satisfy a huge portion of your long term nutritional problems, but you may have herd management problems as well. Maybe your deer are not getting the amount of high quality nutrition, because there are too many deer on your property. There are different options all along the way. Be patient and use logical decision-making with your goals clearly in mind.

After your decisions have been made, it is time to implement them. Successful implementation comes only after proper planning and decisions have been made.

Evaluate what you are seeing and what your harvest records are showing. Not everything you do is going to turn out for the best. Mother nature even throws a wrench in things once in awhile. There are many obstacles along the way. The important thing is to be patient and watch for trends, so that adjustments can be made along the way. Deer management is only successful when you continually refine your planning and decisions.

We have said it before, but in Mr. Nelle’s words, "Nutritional quick fixes are alluring, but rarely are they quick and seldom do they fix anything."

If you are interested in long term management options and a nutritional system that will help you with your deer management goals, please give us a call. We are always more than willing to help.

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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