MINERAL LICK

brownisdown

Twelve Pointer
Contributor
Techically I believe the regs say it has to be marketed for deer to be legal.....just saying. Now Im pretty sure all is fair game for those squirrel mineral sites.....

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Eric Revo

Old Mossy Horns
Contributor
I put out cattle based minerals for my cows that I plan to get at some point, go ahead and get the minerals into the soil. Who am I to tell those darn deer not the eat it? Or my goats, or my sheep...whatever I put out those darn deer seem to find it and tear it up, I may have to shoot them to keep them out of it.
 

Eric Revo

Old Mossy Horns
Contributor
I've used the range mineral for lactating cows and sheep mixed 1:1 with red trace mineral salt and it provides a lot of what the "deer minerals" do for a decent price. Just make sure the range mineral isn't the "medicated"kind and I try to stay away from high sulfur products even though the deer used to love the sulfur blocks we used for the cows.
 

Mr.Gadget

Old Mossy Horns
50lbs white salt
50lbs dicalcium phosphate
100lbs trace mineral

Around $50

The cows love it.
That about the same as I used.
I think it was 5o Dical 5o mineral mix and 1oo stock salt
Some use the mineral mix with salt and cut back the stock salt.
Dical.is the big thing and sometimes hard to find.
 

Eric Revo

Old Mossy Horns
Contributor
Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Dicalcium Phosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Copper Sulfate, Ethylenediamine Dihydroiodide, Manganese Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Carbonate, Cobalt Carbonate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Molasses Products, Processed Grain By-Products, Soybean Oil.
Range mineral ingredients typically provide the DiCal and a lot of the rest of the goodies that the deer minerals offer.
 

JoeSam1975

Eight Pointer
Contributor
I used to use this when it was originally called deer co-cane.....first saw it is Texas. Bought some and put it out just off a well used trail and within a month it looked like a bomb had gone off.....tried the newer stuff and it just doesn't work the same. The only thing I have used that comes close to getting the same use is the 30-06 from whitetail institute and it still doesn't match up.

I agree the trophy rocks work pretty good also.
 

nontypical

Eight Pointer
Trophy Rock can’t be beat for starting a site
I kept a camera on a trophy rock for a whole season before. The only animal that came to it was a red fox, to lift his leg and pee on it. Do the deer start hitting it after it dissolves fully?
 

Helium

Twelve Pointer
I kept a camera on a trophy rock for a whole season before. The only animal that came to it was a red fox, to lift his leg and pee on it. Do the deer start hitting it after it dissolves fully?
Deer lick ours until there are tongue grooves in it...

Best way to start a lick is the Trophy Rock 465 mixed in the dirt and a Trophy Rock placed on top
 
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