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If you use Trophy Rock year-round you’ve noticed the heavy increases in intake during the hot summer months. Have you ever wondered why? Research suggests three reasons; 1- Deer often operate at a sodium deficiency due to higher potassium and water content in their summer forage. Deer increase their Trophy Rock intake up to 4 times the normal rate during the summer to balance their sodium to potassium ratio. 2- The summer heat increases hydration requirements which in return increases Trophy Rock consumption as they restore vital electrolytes. 3- The mineral nutrients for bucks to finish antler growth and for does to continue to produce summer milk causes increased usage of Trophy Rock’s natural 60 minerals.