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Old 04-30-2007, 09:43 PM
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What is the best type of minerals to use during the summer, just a simple block or what? And has anybody ever used any of the Throw and Grow seed mix. i want something cheap to throw in some new loging roads, if it doesn't grow i won't be to disapointed.
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:48 PM
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It is not often the type of mineral put out, it isthe location. I used to put out Deer Cocaine (I think that is what it was called) and a few cheaper versions of a mineral block come Aprilnearestthe water source. Then come fall I move them towards the field edges.

Never tried the throw and grow seed. Sorry.
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:18 AM
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deer cocain is more of an attractant. whitetail institute has some minieral that are for the diffrent seasons. i have used some of the chea[ throw and grow, but grass mostly comes up. i'm trying some secret spot this year
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:38 AM
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If you'll do a search on "recipe"....you'll find a mineral recipe that has been posted. I can't remember the ingredients.....so I printed them out.

I put mine out about 4-6 times a year. In nature....the deer get it from the earth....and that's how I do mine. I mix it in with the dirt. They're hitting mine right now, hard.
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:14 AM
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Im putting out some 30-06 this weekend that i purchased from the whitetail institute. I called up a sales rep there and he was very helpful. I explained the property that i had, soil type, no access to tilling equipment, what i wanted to achieve and some other info and he suggested what he thought would work best. Im going to be planting Whitetail Institute No-plow and Chic-magnet. The No-plow supposedly onlyneeds seed to soil contact which means i only have to scratch up the soil and it should grow. The man also said that the chic magnet is extremely hardy and doesnt take much preparation to grow and it should last anywhere from 3-5 years. Like i mentioned earlier i also got 30-06 mineral which i just mix into the ground. All three only cose me 85 bucks so if it doesnt work i wont be too pissed, but the rep seemed very confident that not only would it grow, but the deer would love it too. Time will tell.
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Old 05-01-2007, 08:48 AM
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ORIGINAL: GMMAT

If you'll do a search on "recipe"....you'll find a mineral recipe that has been posted. I can't remember the ingredients.....so I printed them out.
Here's that homemade mix.....

WHITETAIL DEER HOMEMADEMINERAL MIX RECIPE

Ingredients: Makes 200 lbs. for about $23.00

1 part Di-calcium phosphate, this is a dairy feed additive bought at feed stores.
Comes in 50lb Bags at around $11.00 you need one bag.

2 parts Trace mineral salt, the red and loose kind without the medications.
Comes in 50lb Bags at around $5.00 you need two bags.

1 part Stock salt, ice cream salt.
Comes in 50lb Bags at around $2.00 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 read 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.

*** NOTE ***

Please check local regs beforebegining your own mineral site. It's illegal in many states and considered baiting. Mineral sites can spread diseases such as CWD.
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Old 05-01-2007, 09:11 AM
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Thank you, IL.
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:05 AM
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Please check local regs beforebegining your own mineral site. It's illegal in many states and considered baiting. Mineral sites can spread diseases such as CWD.
I have heard that they are not 100% sure thats how it spreads. How knows it could be an STD we need deer condoms. Or go with the PETA****** and shoot them with Birth control eliminating their sex drive(stupid idea PETA is so funny sometimes) My favorite story is a few years back when they put blaze orange on the deer. Trying to make the hunt more difficult. I think it would be easier a hunting can tell teh difference and it would make seeing the deer easier to see. Plus hunting shopes put bounties on thoes deer haha PETA-People eating tasty animals.

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