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Supplement System For Whitetail Deer
With three special formulas, each developed
around the nutritional needs for different times of the year,
Cutting Edge enhances your deer's natural diet 365 days a year. The section below tells you
when and why to use Cutting Edge Initiate, Optimize, and Sustain. As
a total balance system, Cutting Edge Helps your herd achieve what
they're capable of… from sound health to super racks!
"Cutting Edge is the only lick I've seen deer
use in cold weather…"
- Gary Harrison, Georgia
How to Use Cutting Edge Whitetail Deer Supplement
Late Winter/ Early Spring -
Cutting Edge Initiate
in late Winter and provide it until the emergence of green
A buck starts growing his antlers before
nutrient-rich green vegetation emerges in the spring. Initiate
contains a combination of protein, energy, minerals and vitamins
(along with other ingredients) that deer can utilize for body
condition and early antler development.
Spring/Summer - Cutting Edge
Switch to Optimize in mid
to late Spring… Forages in most parts of North America lack
essential nutrients required for optimal antler development.
Optimize supplements the deer’s natural diet with minerals, vitamins
and 16% protein… all nutrients that contribute to antler
providing Optimize throughout the summer months…
Fall/Winter - Cutting Edge
Switch to Sustain in the
the fall, switching to Sustain helps get bucks through the rigors of
the rut and benefits all deer in the cold winter months. Sustain is
formulated to help reduce lost body weight and help overall health
during rut and cold winter months. If body weight is well
maintained when spring arrives, bucks can use their nutrients
growing antlers instead of rebuilding their
Nothing else has
combined secret ingredients [including DEVOUR flavoring agent] that
achieve the unique capability to attract deer, provide nourishment
and contribute to a healthier deer herd. Ability to draw deer
from long distances, nourish them, anchor them on a piece of
property and help bucks reach their genetic potential.
nutritional intentions have little benefit if deer don’t want to consume
the supplement." Cutting Edge
contains DEVOUR our exclusive taste and scent enhancing agent that, in
junction with seasonally preferred nutrients, is incredibly attractive to
deer. DEVOUR draws them in, even from long distances. And best of all, it keeps them
coming back for more! Note: Cutting Edge is so irresistible that some
states may consider it to be bait. Check your local
We do not condone the unlawful use of this
Supplement Should I Use?
The Whitetail Institute
produces three extremely effective mineral/nutritional supplements: 30-06™
mineral supplement, 30-06™ “Plus Protein” mineral supplement and Cutting
Edge™ nutritional supplement. Other than slight differences in nutritional
levels, the only major differences between the three are taste and
Like people, deer have
different taste preferences. In some cases, deer prefer the taste of one
supplement over the others. So for deer managers beginning a
mineral/nutritional supplement program, the Whitetail Institute offers two
economical sampler packages so deer managers can identify their herd’s
supplement of choice.
creating lick sites, Try all three products next to each other and mark
each product so you know which is which. Then let the deer tell you which
one they prefer the most.