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Old 05-27-2020, 04:08 AM
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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



WHITETAIL DEER HOMEMADE MINERAL MIX RECIPE:
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.

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 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


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Old 06-02-2020, 01:51 PM
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Yep, been using this mix for years - although I've never has any problems finding the Di-calcium phosphate. I usually put it out during turkey season (we can only hunt until 1pm so have the rest of the day for other things). Then the second gets put down in August when stands go up. Was at our property a couple weeks ago to check on food plots and the mineral sites have been getting hit hard.

But what's the reason for not mixing up in advance? I know I've had mix left over and used it on the next refresh.
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Old 06-02-2020, 04:39 PM
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I hope you know that that stuff is illegal to use for hunting anything in PA . If you have to bait in PA you are a poor hunter and an illegal hunter.
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Old 06-02-2020, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Oldtimr View Post
I hope you know that that stuff is illegal to use for hunting anything in PA . If you have to bait in PA you are a poor hunter and an illegal hunter.
so you assume we are putting it in PA? I can speak for myself, it's in NJ....so to call someone a poor hunter and an illegal hunter is just wrong

and from my understanding from PA hunters I know, they do put it out, just can't be out once hunting season starts
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Originally Posted by Oldtimr View Post
I hope you know that that stuff is illegal to use for hunting anything in PA . If you have to bait in PA you are a poor hunter and an illegal hunter.


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Old 06-03-2020, 04:11 AM
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How in the h#ll did PA get into this ?

Now back to my original question, what's the problem with keeping the ingredients mixed? I haven't seen any reactions taking place.
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Old 06-03-2020, 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted by wallhangr View Post
How in the h#ll did PA get into this ?

Now back to my original question, what's the problem with keeping the ingredients mixed? I haven't seen any reactions taking place.
he forgot to take his Prozac

I have no idea why not to mix until the day of putting out, I've read it and saw videos that say to mix when ready to put out

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