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Old 08-10-2005, 05:18 PM
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has anybody tried the deer cane? I just picked up a gallon of the liquid kind.
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Old 08-10-2005, 06:25 PM
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save your money! just get some solar salt and if you can some di-calcium from the feed stores like agway. minerals are for the early spring through summer. sure they will rip it up now but come september i dont think they will visit much.
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Old 08-10-2005, 08:30 PM
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Mineral licks are good however, they lose their effectiveness around mid-August. Also, as mentioned above, save you money on the name brand stuff and mox your own. Here's a great recipe that make 200 lbs of mix. [/align][/align][/align]WHITETAIL DEER HOMEMADE MINERAL MIX RECIPE

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.


-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 read 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.


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

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Old 08-10-2005, 09:06 PM
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I guess I am sole commercial guy so far. I have used the stuff for the last three years and have been impressed with how much the deer like it. They dig holes for it...big ones.
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Old 08-26-2005, 08:59 PM
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I use the cane as well and have photos of the 2-3 feet holes they dig up. I love it.
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