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Preventive Maintenance Best Practices for Deer Management Equipment

Not all preventive maintenance is time-consuming or costly. From simple fuel additives that you pour into an internal combustion engine to moisture-absorbing products that you uncover and walk away from, Star brite has something for just about every outdoor-gear widget need.

Watch any of the outdoor shows on Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network, or My Outdoor TV (MOTV), and it’s easy to get trapped in the belief that it’s all about the moment.

You know, the moment that it all comes together, and the hunting or fishing opportunity of a lifetime arrives, a moment that is followed up by a hunter making the shot or an angler completing a catch.

But for every moment of memorable good fortune in the field, there are hours, days, months, and even years where preparation work was carefully done. And in reality, it’s that preparation work—that lifestyle, if you will—that fuels all of the dreamy moments featured in magazines and on weekly outdoor TV shows.

Such a year-round commitment to deer hunting, duck hunting, upland bird hunting, turkey hunting, freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing, and even fly fishing, is often centered around a lot of gear, some motorized, some not.


But all of that outdoors gear carries a price tag of some sort, a price tag that can be made up of dollar bills or simple time spent out of the hourglass. But either way, an investment of time, money, or both, is often necessary to keep the downward spiral of deteriorating gear at bay.


Thankfully, not all preventive maintenance is time-consuming or costly, as the myriad of products from Star brite show. From simple fuel additives that you pour into an internal combustion engine to moisture-absorbing products that you uncover and walk away from, there’s something for just about every outdoor-gear widget need.

Have a tractor that you depend on for food plot tilling, planting, and fertilizing? How about a chainsaw that you use to clear a bowstand shooting lane, trim a tree to hang a new treestand in, clear some brush for a permanent blind, or even perform some hinge cutting in the deep woods for a little whitetail management 101 chores? 

If deer hunting isn’t your thing, perhaps duck hunting is. From a mudslinging UTV that will get you to a pit blind in a flooded bean field to a spinning wing decoy setup at the edge of a backwater slough to a stock tank in cactus country that the ducks can’t resist at daylight, motorized gear is often a big part of the waterfowler’s world.

And even in the sport of upland bird hunting, there’s often a motorized UTV that drops off blockers in a vast Dakota corn field teeming with pheasants, a trek deep into the ruffed-grouse hardwoods of the upper Great Lakes, or even a long run into the western foothills to chase chukars, sharptails, Hungarian partridge, and maybe even a big sage grouse lumbering out of the arid terrain. 


No matter what your particular hunting poison might happen to be, if your gear has a motor—from small to extra-large—the good folks at Star brite have something made to help your engine perform better, live longer, and maximize fuel consumption.

Take, for instance, the company’s Star Tron Enzyme Fuel Treatment, which can treat up to 48 gallons of gasoline with a single bottle. Simply open the container up, pour it into the fuel tank, and get ready to see stabilized gas in your UTV engine, the removal of harmful products like gum and carbon deposits, the prevention of phase separation, improved fuel economy, and rejuvenated fuel that has grown stale through storage and the passage of time.

But don’t take my word for all of this. Instead, take the words of North American Whitetail magazine publisher and NAW TV producer Laden Force, since he has to annually power up everything from a chainsaw to a UTV to a limb trimmer to a 50-year-old diesel John Deere tractor.


In addition to the Star Tron Enzyme Fuel Treatment that Force and his NAW colleagues rely on in deer woods from Missouri to Texas to Georgia and all across the rest of the country, they also rely on Star brite’s Professional Grade Fogging Oil when it comes time to store motorized equipment and gear.

By using this fogging oil and its deep penetrating abilities, the result is a properly protected engine, a carburetor that is primed and ready, and a spark plug that will fire off the moment a key is turned. 

For all of the primed-engine performance listed above, engine efficiency and fuel usage are only a fraction of what Star brite products can do, however. There’s also the idea of moisture management—or actually, moisture elimination—since the company’s pelletized Damp Check Moisture Absorber goes to work when the lid is screwed off.

What’s more, Damp Check keeps working hard for weeks on end to make sure that damaging moisture—the chief component of rust and corrosion—is kept at bay no matter what corner the refillable container is placed into.

From a closet storing hunting gear and clothing to a bathroom with a leaky faucet that no plumber wants to come fix to a gun safe that struggles with moisture retention in a damp and cool environment, Damp Check is tailor-made for the deer cabin and duck camp lifestyle, all while keeping unwanted moisture from causing harm and damage to pricey outdoors gear.

The same product even goes to work in a permanent deer blind like those made by Redneck, blinds that can often develop rust on interior metal parts exposed to the daily cycle of cold, heat, and humidity. 

Damp Check also can go to work to combat unwanted musty odors in such blinds—or in the bunk room at deer camp—where strong smells can wreck scent-control efforts as well as make for a long day of sitting in an environment that doesn’t smell too good.

The bottom line here is that the products made by Star brite, a company in operation for nearly a half-century, are essential for outdoors enthusiasts who enjoy hunting, fishing, and managing the places they temporarily inhabit each fall, no matter what kind of weather conditions the weatherman might bring their way.

And with products that help protect and enhance the operation of gear like motorized tractors, weed whackers, lawnmowers, UTVs, chainsaws, limb saws, duck boats, mud motors, pickup trucks, weed whackers, and more, there’s no shortage to the ways that Star brite can help outdoorsmen smile big grins on a more frequent basis.

So, if you want to maximize performance, minimize the effects of ethanol and/or stale fuel, keep gear running strong, eliminate moisture, control musty odors, and stop corrosion dead in its tracks, turn to Star brite products to get the job done right the first time out into the woods this year!

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