might where you are but when you take over a lease where the average deer weighted 56lbs and now producing some over 200lb bucks because of both IWC and Alfa-rack along with a group of guys that figured out feeding them 12 months a year and allowing the small deer to walk is the only difference you would, BTW when I get 5 to 7 years out of our plots with proper maintenance so the upfront seed cost becomes negligent, from your tone, I'm surprised your not singing the praises of ryegrass!!!
That is completely ridiculous. That logic is like saying: "I wore my lucky socks and my favorite football team won... Therefore wearing those socks caused the victory.
By the way, if you actually look at the seed tag you will see only a small portion is actual improved clover varieties. When you buy Durana for example, you are getting 100% improved clover. Durana has persistence characters equal to or greater than the WI improved seed. Durana is also expensive because it is exclusive to Pennington but it is not near the cost of WI with equal or better performance. Another improved clover with outstanding characteristics is LA-S1 which can be found at lower costs.
Improving deer weight requires scale. You can start to measure improvement if you convert 1% of a deer's home range into quality food and at 3% that improvement become significant. A good bogie for home range is 1,000 acres although that varies greatly with habitat quality. Since perennial clover should be 40%-60% of a program, you are talking 5 to 15 acres of clover.
I don't know about you, but most folks have limited resources and more habitat projects than they can afford. Any money wasted on unnecessary seed cost to pay for marketing and those pretty bags with big bucks on them is money that is unavailable for other habitat projects.
For someone planting a quarter acre for attraction, the BOB seed companies may make sense especially for some mixes. It isn't practical for the little guy to mix his own. However anyone actually doing QDM quickly finds there are much more cost efficient ways to develop a program.
My purpose here is not to promote one product over another, simply to help folks get legitimate information to make good choices. BOB seed companies do fill an niche, but making claims that deer herd weight increases are a function of WI products is laughable and doesn't serve readers well.