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Old 04-24-2005, 08:12 AM
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What is the most economical, easiest way to increase antler growth? I live in the U.P. of Michigan, where Antlers dont grow much and there isnt much mineral or feed for deer. And the Winter kill is usually pretty harsh.
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Old 04-24-2005, 08:46 AM
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Here is a mineral recipe from the Missouri DNR that a member alwyshntn gave me.

50lbs Stock Salt
100lbs of unmedicated trace mineral
50lbs of dicalcium phosphate

Will run you about $25 at your local feed mill.
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Old 04-24-2005, 01:19 PM
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How long does that stuff last? A day, a week?
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Old 04-24-2005, 02:04 PM
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mathews boy.....I hate to break it to you but there is no economical/easy way!
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Old 04-24-2005, 02:18 PM
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How long does that stuff last? A day, a week?
After the first application you renew tthe site after 6 months. Once a year then after.
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Old 04-24-2005, 02:37 PM
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Oh, Wow....What do you do? Just spread it out or what?
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Old 04-24-2005, 03:58 PM
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Oh, Wow....What do you do? Just spread it out or what?
Dig a hole 6 inches deep by 3 foot or so round. Dump the minerals in the hole and throw the dirt back on top of the minerals and mix it together well.
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Old 04-24-2005, 04:01 PM
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Dig out a 3 foot hole about 10-12 inches deep and turn the dirt over. Mix in the mineral with the loose soil and your done. Our bucks are hitting ours already. It's also a good start for new fawns and lactating mothers.
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Old 04-24-2005, 04:52 PM
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I just hope my Local feed store has it all..

I'm gonna check this week..

Thanks Guys
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Old 04-24-2005, 05:00 PM
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Would this be considered baiting? Because I dont want to be found with a hole in the vicinity of my stand. Ive seen what salt block holes look like, and that would probably happen with this too.
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