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BOWHUNTERCOP 05-27-2020 01:56 AM

Found Everything Needed For Mineral Site
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So I have plenty of Lucky Buck, but wanted to make my own mineral lick, the products needed could be found locally but not dicalcium phosphate, I contacted many local places with failure, so I was going to goto Tractor Supply and see if they could order dicalcium phosphate the other products they have. This morning a feed/grain store in PA replied to my email that they have all the products in stock. I drove the 45 min drive to get it, and decided to double my order when they worker told me dicalcium phosphate isn't impossible to get, it just could take weeks. I will add to my mix about a quart of Lucky Buck for scent/flavor......I will put it out next week, as I already have a bucket of Lucky Buck out since this past Thursday

So what I got was:

100 lbs of dicalcium phosphate

200 lbs of Trace Mineral

200 lbs of Stock Salt

Total was $115.00

The Mill in Germansville, Inc.

7130 Bake Oven Road

Germansville, PA 18053

Phone: 610-767-9650

Fax: 610-767-1792

Ingredients: Makes 200 lbs. for about $30.00
1 part Di-calcium phosphate, this is a dairy feed additive bought at feed stores.
Comes in 50lb Bags at around $13.00 you need one bag.
2 parts Trace mineral salt, the red and loos kind without the medications.
Comes in 50lb Bags at around $9.00 you need two bags.
1 part Stock salt, ice cream salt.
Comes in 50lb Bags at around $5.00 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 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 for maximum attraction and Antler Growth

Bocajnala 05-27-2020 03:01 AM

Good to know BHC thanks for sharing.


bronko22000 06-04-2020 01:27 PM

Nice but illegal here in PA. The PGC doesn't want deer to congregate for fear of spreading CWD!. This IMO is total BS. Where I hunt if you see 3 deer together chances are it is a doe with 2 yearling fawns. When I started hunting 55 years ago it wasn't uncommon to see 15 - 20 or even more deer in one group.
I think providing minerals for the deer and other wildlife is a good thing. It gives the doe nourishment to produce more milk for her young and gives the buck the minerals needed for good antler development. In addition it provides all local wildlife the necessary supplements to recover from the long winters.

BOWHUNTERCOP 06-12-2020 09:05 AM

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2 weeks ago I put out 20 lbs of the product shown above

BOWHUNTERCOP 06-12-2020 09:06 AM

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BOWHUNTERCOP 06-12-2020 09:07 AM

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BOWHUNTERCOP 06-12-2020 09:08 AM

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Few more for ya

BOWHUNTERCOP 07-08-2020 01:37 AM

since the minerals have been out the deer have been hammering pictures of any good bucks, but this area is vast and with all the food in the woods they can be anywhere

bronko22000 08-08-2020 04:04 PM

That's a nice bear you got coming in. I hope you get a chance at him come season.

BOWHUNTERCOP 08-12-2020 03:14 PM

he came in a few times after that picture was taken.....I replaced that camera with a cell camera, the deer are destroying the minerals

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