FEATURED WILDLIFE ARTICLES
Lessons from the Farm
What we’ve learned can help you care for the wildlife on your land.
Information from Our Wildlife Experts
Animal experts at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center share their knowledge about wildlife.
How can nutritional status manifest physically in deer and elk?
A buck's or bull's antler growth is directly related to his nutritional status. If nutrition is limited anytime during the year, but especially during January through June, antler growth will not be maximized. In addition, both fawn or calf crop size and survivability is directly related to the nutrition of both the female and her offspring. Supplemental feeding is often used as a part of a management plan to assure that both males and females are better able to achieve their genetic potential, especially during times of nutritional stress.