The Moultrie boys worked overtime this year to introduce a comprehensive line of feed supplements, minerals and an easy-fill feeder. There are five feed blends, including molasses, acorn, peanut, alfalfa and a multi-blend.
Each variety has a different protein level and is mixed with crushed white or red oak acorns, soybean meal, roasted soybeans, protein pellets, rice bran, corn or oats to meet a whitetail's specific nutritional needs, depending on the time of year.
The feed line complements two mineral mixes. Trophy Maker M1 spring and summer mix supplies critical calcium, phosphorus, other minerals and vitamins bucks need to produce big antlers. Acorn-flavored Trophy Maker M2 fall/winter mineral helps bucks through the rut and strengthens them in the recovery phase. Trophy Maker minerals utilize chelated minerals attached to a specific amino acid that allows increased digestion.
The task of filling feeders never has been described as "fun," but the new Easy-Fill feeder certainly makes it easier. The feeder is just 6 feet tall, so no ladder or truck tailgate is necessary. It still has the same broadcast diameter and distance as taller feeders and can be assembled by one person.
The unit runs on a 6-volt battery and can be programmed to spin up to six times a day, with dispense times ranging from one to 20 seconds. The control box is weather resistant, lockable and protects the timer and battery. A metal varmint guard and funnel are built into the unit, and metal legs are included.