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    Got some new property and am wanting to get some mineral licks going before spring and was just wandering what some of you have had luck with? Thanks for any help.

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    It's the salt that atracts and makes them stop for a bite. I use big 6 mineral from TSC.

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    You just looking to keep deer around? Salt block or a bag of rock salt worked into the ground will keep them occupied for a year. Mineral blocks they can take or leave.

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    I have had great success mixing my own. 3 parts red trace mineral salt (bagged) and .5 part Di-calcium phosphate and .5 mono-calcium phosphate. I sometimes add some granulated molasses. I buy the di-cal/mono-cal pre mixed.
    Dumor Spring Mineral mix is good stuff it already has it all. But it sometimes takes the deer a few rains to get really going on it so if you use it I recommend adding some red trace mineral salt or granulated molasses as a extra attractant.
    Mixing your own will get you more for your dollar, because your not paying for someone else's Iowa, Kansas and Milk River trips. Salt blocks or trophy rocks are nothing more than salt and yes deer like them and will use them they don't really do much good for the deer.
    "But grouse-those mysterious birds of brake and vine tangles-frustrated the youth. He was never quite ready for their thunderous flushes,never fast enough to anticipate their twists and gyrations, never able to match gun swing to their weaving among hardwood shafts and plump cedar bodies. It was a rare thing for the aspiring gunner even to get off a shot at one of the rocketing missiles, which seemed like feathered demons conjured just to torment him." Sam Bevard

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    I just threw out 3 or 4 trace mineral blocks (maroon colored ones) from TSC and they havent even put a dent in them and ive had them out since june. I would like to make a powder type mix and dig the ground out some and let it soak in. I like that mixture GSP, might have to give that a try. Where do you get all that stuff around here. Im next to ya in Fleming Co/Rob Co.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSPonGrouse View Post
    I have had great success mixing my own. 3 parts red trace mineral salt (bagged) and .5 part Di-calcium phosphate and .5 mono-calcium phosphate. I sometimes add some granulated molasses. I buy the di-cal/mono-cal pre mixed.
    Dumor Spring Mineral mix is good stuff it already has it all. But it sometimes takes the deer a few rains to get really going on it so if you use it I recommend adding some red trace mineral salt or granulated molasses as a extra attractant.
    Mixing your own will get you more for your dollar, because your not paying for someone else's Iowa, Kansas and Milk River trips. Salt blocks or trophy rocks are nothing more than salt and yes deer like them and will use them they don't really do much good for the deer.

    I use a similar mixture of trace mineral and Di Cal Phosphate. Get you a bag of each and refreshen your sites about every 3 mos. The Di Cal phosphate is what will put the bone on the head. As stated above, all of the rocks and blocks you see for deer will attract them but won't do anything to help grow antler.
    Browningshutr

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    Quote Originally Posted by BriarBuster View Post
    I just threw out 3 or 4 trace mineral blocks (maroon colored ones) from TSC and they havent even put a dent in them and ive had them out since june. I would like to make a powder type mix and dig the ground out some and let it soak in. I like that mixture GSP, might have to give that a try. Where do you get all that stuff around here. Im next to ya in Fleming Co/Rob Co.
    I put out the red blocks from TSC too. I thought they weren't touching them until I moved one; after the block was gone, they dug a hole a foot deep trying to get the salt and minerals that had soaked into the ground. I would say the powder mix would make it work much better, but I think it takes a while for the blocks to dissolve into a form the deer like.

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    According to animal bioligist salt doesn't grow big racks. You have to have mineral blocks. Yes, I realize salt is in the mineral block but you need to read the ingredients. Here's a little info I found.

    It is my opinion that I will stick with mineral supplements made specifically for whitetail deer. The salt blocks made for livestock do not have the quantities of minerals needed by deer. Nutritional specialists have found that calcium and phosphorus account for 33 percent of hardened antler and that antlers are about 55 percent mineral. Does also require higher amounts of minerals for milk production and several other minerals are needed in a deer’s diet as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BriarBuster View Post
    I just threw out 3 or 4 trace mineral blocks (maroon colored ones) from TSC and they havent even put a dent in them and ive had them out since june. I would like to make a powder type mix and dig the ground out some and let it soak in. I like that mixture GSP, might have to give that a try. Where do you get all that stuff around here. Im next to ya in Fleming Co/Rob Co.
    Darrin at Southern States can order all of it in, if they don't have it in stock.
    "But grouse-those mysterious birds of brake and vine tangles-frustrated the youth. He was never quite ready for their thunderous flushes,never fast enough to anticipate their twists and gyrations, never able to match gun swing to their weaving among hardwood shafts and plump cedar bodies. It was a rare thing for the aspiring gunner even to get off a shot at one of the rocketing missiles, which seemed like feathered demons conjured just to torment him." Sam Bevard

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSPonGrouse View Post
    Darrin at Southern States can order all of it in, if they don't have it in stock.
    cool, thanks man, gonna give it a shot

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