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Old 08-21-2020, 12:42 AM
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Great video with a ton of information. I create a homemade deer mineral and do a side by side test against 3 other major brands, in 3 different locations. The results may surprise you!
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Old 08-21-2020, 01:42 PM
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I place out a mixture of :

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.
I also add one gallon of Lucky Buck for scent/flavor

They are killing it all summer
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Old 08-24-2020, 11:49 AM
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[QUOTE=BOWHUNTERCOP;4379850]I place out a mixture of :

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.
I also add one gallon of Lucky Buck for scent/flavor

They are killing it all summer[/QUOTE

I use the same mixture. When I was checking on things a couple seeks ago, one site had gone from about an 18" circle to about 6ft wide!
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Old 08-27-2020, 12:13 PM
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How often do you refresh the mineral site
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Old 10-13-2020, 08:07 AM
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We’ve tried lots of different types of minerals and blocks for deer and have never had any luck. I am sure it to do with the environment and availability of foods and other needs.
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Old 11-04-2020, 08:42 PM
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I've tried several, including home made and they all worked. The deer seemed to prefer the Four65 trophy rock chips so I settled with that.
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Old 11-05-2020, 05:37 AM
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I've been using mineral blocks for probably around 35yrs and the deer have always used them regularly but hit them the hardest around here during the off season Jan - Aug. I go to the local Tractor Supply and buy a trace mineral block for about $6.25. I use to use the Trace mineral powder from southern states and they use it just as good but it doesn't last as long as the block and is a little more expensive so i just started buying the block. I keep them out year round and replace them about every 6 months. Works for me.

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