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Old 12-01-2005, 09:54 AM
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Now that my season is over, I am putting out a few mineral/supplemental feed sites on my property to keep deer using it and for trail cameras. I have used Iodized salt, Lucky Buck, Corn and Apples in the past. Do you have any ideas for a low-expense deer feed, any type of livestock feed or supplement that would work? I think the squirrels are hitting the corn too much. Thanks for any advice!
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Old 12-01-2005, 10:30 AM
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I use the 50# trace mineral blocks along with year round food plots. A while back someone posted a mixture you can make yourself with ingredients purchased from a feed or livestock store. I wrote it down but lost it. Maybe they will see this and re-post. Yes, corn gets to be very expensive. Good luck
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Old 12-01-2005, 10:30 AM
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i use whole corn and it seems to be working very well and yes the squirrels like it too but just deal with them. They can only eat so much.
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Old 12-01-2005, 10:50 AM
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i have 5 locations 10 pounds of shelled corn each spot and it was gone in 2 days
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Old 12-01-2005, 04:08 PM
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Someone looking for a mineral mix?






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document.write(pgdCode(" WHITETAIL DEER HOMEMADE MINERAL MIX RECIPE
Printable version
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 loos 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 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.

Maintenance:

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

Hope to see you in the woods this weekend. horntagger

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WHITETAIL DEER HOMEMADE MINERAL MIX RECIPE
Printable version
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 loos 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 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.

Maintenance:

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





Seems to work well
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Old 12-01-2005, 04:22 PM
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Black Majic. Bout.....$7 a bag. They love it.
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Old 12-02-2005, 08:42 AM
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Thanks! I'll give it a try.
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Old 12-02-2005, 09:05 AM
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ORIGINAL: buckhuntinkg

i use whole corn and it seems to be working very well and yes the squirrels like it too but just deal with them. They can only eat so much.
Ummmmmmm ... corn fattened squirrels ... (Drooling noises) [8D]
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Old 12-02-2005, 10:55 AM
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My problem with corn is the coons. I have had as many as 7 on a trail cam picture with 5 being pretty normal. On the gravity feed barrells, they will go thru 100lbs per week. I went to broadcast feeders and set them for minimal time-2 seconds twice a day and it seemed like the coons must be spinning them and dumping the feed. I think I will have to start trapping.
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Old 12-02-2005, 11:37 AM
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My problem with corn is the coons. I have had as many as 7 on a trail cam picture with 5 being pretty normal. On the gravity feed barrells, they will go thru 100lbs per week. I went to broadcast feeders and set them for minimal time-2 seconds twice a day and it seemed like the coons must be spinning them and dumping the feed. I think I will have to start trapping.
Setting your feeder for daylight hours only , and having an electrified varmint guard on the slinger , really cuts into the coons nosh opportunities . Coons will come out during the day for an easy meal , but they're not as eager if it makes their pelt stand on end and they wind up with nothing . Watching those furry freeloaders do the kilovolt dance is always entertaining .
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