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Minerals - when should I put them out?

Old 01-15-2004, 01:57 PM
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Default Minerals - when should I put them out?

I hunt in Northern Wisconsin and the past few years I've been putting out mineral licks and bags of loose mineral for the deer on our property. I haven't done it as a baiting technique but more to try and help the pregnant does out and the bucks for better antler growth. I've been doing this in the early spring after the snow melts (March-April). Does this sound like it would be the best time? I don't have large budget for this so it's pretty much a one time shot at different points around the property. I don't follow up as the piles diminish. Maybe I'm not even doing any good if I can't keep replenishing them??? Or maybe the whole mineral thing is a bunch of you know what and I'm not doing any good at all. Any thoughts from anyone???
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Old 01-15-2004, 02:04 PM
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Default RE: Minerals - when should I put them out?

put them out in the spring
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Old 01-15-2004, 02:08 PM
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Default RE: Minerals - when should I put them out?

I keep mine out year round.but if you are putting it out for the good of the does and young,and for the bucks for horn growth.
You need to have it out as soon as the does are breed, if not before,she needs it in her system when the young start to form inside her.
As for the bucks , spring is fine. as long as you don't wait till they start putting on the horns.they also need it in there system ahead of time.
as for helping the All around health of both bucks and does you should start in the late winter befor spring gets here.JMHO.[:-]
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Old 01-15-2004, 09:48 PM
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Default RE: Minerals - when should I put them out?

I bought a bag of the deer chow mineral supplement, whats the best way to put this stuff out? Put it into one pile, put it in a hole, or spread it out over a larger area? The first bag I put out, I poured it around a old tree stump, but they haven't done anything with it.
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