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Old 05-30-2006, 11:36 AM
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Does anyone any ideas on how to make a mineral block? Thank you.
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:46 AM
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C14 tractor supply has them for around $6.00 and they work. Rich
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Old 05-30-2006, 12:35 PM
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When it used to be legal to put out mineral here, I had better luck with loose the loose mineral. I would buy a 50 pound bag of the trace (red one), and a 50 pound bad of the dried mollasses additive. Mix them together, and put that out. Worked very well.
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Old 05-30-2006, 02:07 PM
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I buy all mine at the local ag store like TSC. If you want a mineral block make sure you get one, alot of the trace mineral blocks are just that, trace. If you look at the lable before you take it off you will see it is like 98-99% salt and very few minerals. You can buy mineral blocks that are only like 45% salt and then they have alot more calcium and phosperus(sp) in them and other stuff to help them out more and deerseem to hit it harder then a trace block, the only down side is they degrade faster inthe weather then a trace block, will last about two or three months at most.
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:05 PM
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You need to ask yourself what are you trying to accomplish? The deer will not use the salt/minerals much during hunting season, except maybe early bow. If you are trying to improve the antlers you are seeing then select those with 30% or less salt. Put i out in the spring. The heavy useage is in June thru August.
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Old 06-11-2006, 09:20 PM
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cheaper and eaiser to just buy one
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Old 06-13-2006, 09:14 AM
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Hotburn76 were can you get the less salt one. Rich
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