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Old 06-28-2007, 11:41 AM   #1
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Default Homemade mineral licks

Here is a recipe that is out on several deer forums.

Here's the recipe:
WHITETAIL DEER HOMEMADE MINERAL MIX RECIPE
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Ingredients: Makes 200 lbs. for about $23.00

1 part Di-calcium phosphate, this is a dairy feed additive bought at feed stores.
Comes in 50lb Bags at around $11.00 you need one bag.

2 parts Trace mineral salt, the red and loose kind without the medications.
Comes in 50lb Bags at around $5.00 you need two bags.

1 part Stock salt, ice cream salt.
Comes in 50lb Bags at around $2.00 you need one bag.

Directions:

-Use a 3 pound or similar size coffee can to use as your measure for each part of the mix.

-Mix all together well but not until ready to use, keep ingredients separate until ready to put to use.

-Dig or tear up a circle in the soil about 36 inches wide and about 6 inches deep.

-Mix your mineral mixture with the soil.

Maintenance:

-Replenish in 6 months with fresh supply of mineral, and then each year there after.

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Old 06-28-2007, 12:44 PM   #2
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I don't reload so maybe lead shot for reloading shotgun shells still come in cotton bags. Anyhow, ever see one of those hung in a tree filled with plain ole rock salt? When it rains the ground get soaked with saltwater. I've seen holes in the ground where you could bury afridge from the deer licking the ground under the bag.
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Why dont you use the best deer attractant ever? CORN!
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Deer actuallyeat the dirt that has the minerals.
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Mineral licks are used by bucks for antler growth and are a great place for trail cameras.
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Why dont you use the best deer attractant ever? CORN!
Probably because baiting is illegal. A mineral lick is not considered baiting.
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Mineral licks are illegal in IA to hunt over. People put them on their land to help provide nutrients for deer and to help with antler developent. I attended a Buckeye cam trail camera seminar and the host said that his favorite place to put trail cameras was on mineral licks. He stated that bucks will hit them regularly throughout antler develpment.
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I had 256 pics last week on one of my licks. They have been hitting had for about the last 3 weeks.
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Old 06-28-2007, 07:34 PM   #9
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I'm having a hard time finding Di-Cal, maybe one of you folks can ship me a bag. Rich
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I'm having a hard time finding Di-Cal around Buffalo NY, maybe i'll have one of you folks ship me a bag. Rich
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