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Old 07-12-2010, 11:36 AM
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Default Imperial Whitetail 30-06 Mineral supplement

has anyone ever used or had any luck with this stuff? i saw it at my local dicks sporting goods the other day and have never really heard anything about it. if you have used it was it any better/worse than other things you have used? i was considering buying some to give a try but thought id ask about it here first since iv never really heard much about it.

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Old 07-12-2010, 12:08 PM
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I've never used that particular brand, but I have used other high priced brands before I learned none of them are any better for the deer than mineral used for cattle (which is much cheaper). In fact its very difficult, if not impossible, to find any evidence that mineral supplements do anything to help deer at all, except provide a source of salt. Deer get most of their minerals from food sources. I still put out minerals for getting pics on my cams though.

Here's the mineral content of $13.00 per 50lb. trace mineral salt used for cattle, it's nearly identical to the one you're talking about.

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Old 07-12-2010, 02:46 PM
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I bought the Morton's Trace Mineral Salt at $8.50 per 50 lb. bag. The HI MAG 14% Mineral has alot more calcium-MonoCalcium and DiCalcium Phosphate which if anything would theoretically help a buck to produce more antler growth. I usually buy the trace minerals and then the DiCalcium Phosphate separate and then mix them but your product would eliminate that. I haven't seen that specific mineral mix at any of the feed stores near me. I will be asking them to order some though for next year.

Here is the Analysis of the Morton's Trace Salt.
Salt Not less than 93% Not more than 98%
Zinc Not less than 3500 PPM
Manganese Not Less than 2800 PPM
Iron Not Less than 1750 PPM
Copper Not Less than 350 PPM Not More than 450 PPM
Iodine Not Less than 70 PPM
Cobalt Not Less than 70 PPM

After comparing these two it is obvious the HI MAG 14% contains more varied beneficial minerals while the Morton's Trace Salt is mainly..... SALT.

There is one benefit... The Morton's Trace Mineral is brownish red in color and looks exactly like sandy soil when dumped and mixed in a mineral site with existing dirt.
I will be looking for the HI MAG from now on. Still learning!
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:22 PM
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I have used the 30/06 mineral in the past and the deer really tear the ground up when I put it out. Like mentioned before it is pretty pricey if you compair to the do it your self recipes. Ive gotten mine from gander mountain online you can get a 20lbs bag for 19.99 with free shipping.
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:02 PM
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4evrhtn....the HI MAG should be available in your area, like you said might have ask for it, but it is widely used in the cattle bidness and deer definitely like it.

Here's what it looks like:



And a pretty cool pic of it being used.......

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Old 07-13-2010, 04:37 AM
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It looks like the trace mineral salt I buy. I will get the local mill to order some for next year. I already bought the trace salt, diCalcium Phosphate and some other stuff for this year. Thanks!
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:08 PM
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I have used the range minerals from Tractor Supply for several years it is about $17.00 for a fifty lb bag. The deer seem to like it they alway eat it all!
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