Mineral Licks Out

Discussion in 'Deer Management, Habitat & Conservation' started by mrmurph, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. mrmurph

    mrmurph Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2005
    NW Missouri
    Saturday morning found me out bright and early putting out two mineral licks. I ended up putting 50 pounds of the recipe that we've been discussing into each lick, mixing it into the dirt from the hole, and adding about 3 gallons of river water into the mix. Took my wide garden rake and mixed it all up. When I was done, it looked like it has been there for years.
  2. Rebel2

    Rebel2 Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2003
    Ozark, MO
    Outstanding... hope it mineralizez the aminals good for ya :cheers:

  3. Chase635

    Chase635 New Member

    Feb 16, 2005
    Just pulled this from a cam today that is on one of my licks I think they like it?
  4. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    I added salt and mineral to ours today, and was surprised at how much activity they are getting for this time of year.

  5. huntforfunnfood

    huntforfunnfood New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    new bloomfield mo
    i have been runing behind i am planning to mix some this week and get it out sunday after the classic
    i filled my feeder tonight and noticed they are already digging at the salt lick
  6. Crappie

    Crappie Slab Master

    yes my camera filled up in 2 nights.
  7. Lefty

    Lefty New Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    Next weekend... ahhh. I gotta do it next weekend...
    Kinda feel like I'm falling behind here!
  8. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    I did mine earlier than usual,,because I'm scared I'll miss some of the rain needed to melt the salt etc into the ground. It is dry and we are needing rain to get the ground moisture back up.


    TOBRYAN Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2002
    Liberty, Mo
    Im with Henry, got mine on the ground a couple of weeks ago but need some rain...maybe this weekend...
  10. Bowkil

    Bowkil New Member

    Aug 4, 2005
    Ozark Plateau
    i will replemish mine in July. let'em crave it. freshen it up before antler devolpment. i got new property to hunt on so i have to start those this year. damn i need to get me a cam.
    chase, what kind of cam is that?
  11. Hoytshooter

    Hoytshooter Active Member

    Mar 7, 2005
    Small Buck, MO
    I just refreshed some buck jam spots that I started at the end of season. I poured one over a rotting stump and the stump is just about all eaten, figured it was a good time to refresh.
    I'm going to head out, maybe tomorrow if I have a chance and freshen the mineral/salt licks. I noticed that one of them is just starting to get hit again so it seems like it's about time. As for the moisture, I don't know if anyone else does this but I buy several gallons of distilled water and just pack them with me to get it nice and wet as I refresh them.