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Discussion in 'Deer Management, Habitat & Conservation' started by jnil, Feb 8, 2006.
ok guys, what was that mineral recipe again. thank you very much.
This is what I jotted down on a piece of scrap paper and put in my bilfold........#1 Di-calcium Phosphate---50 lbs (one bag) #2 Trace Mineral Salt (red) no medications---100 lbs (2 bags) #3 Stock Salt---50 lbs (1 bag) Note to self.....replenish every 6 months and be sure to MIX ON LOCATION................I hope that is the one you were asking for. I got it from this site. I'm not putting mine out until mid-April.
That's the stuff! I replenished mine last weekend - cost me $23.80 this year.
Mailman - why wait till April? I think they need it now.
You might want to add a bit of soda ash to new sites, kinda gets their attention! Get it out now...the deer will need the boost for lactation, muscle regeneration, and overall nutritional supplement. It can't hurt to get it out their now.
So, do you use the entire amount above every 6 months? or is it rationed out? or?
I haven't used this recipe yet. I have only put out the stock salt (50lbs) three times a year. I have a spot picked out for the application of the entire amount very soon and around the last of July put out another full recipe amount. If by chance there is an enormous amount left over in July I may cut back on the dosage to refreshen the lick. I can't remember just who on this site that originally posted the recipe but maybe he could enlighted us on the amount we can expect to use in the future.
Can you get all that at your local MFA?
most coop's or farm stores will have it.
Di - cal is the hardest thing to get. Not all farm store carry it. Even some MFAs.
I have five licks spread out over a big farm. Want the deer to have access to a lick as much as they can (over just one big lick). I also made sure there was a suitable tree for a deercam by each one. A mineral lick is the best place to get photos of bucks in the summer.
The MFA in rolla has tons of di-cal
I would also add a bag of super 10 to the mix & i use a bag of dired molassas as a attractant or dump a bottle of vanalia extract there!
I totally agree with Red. I get all kinds of photos of does and their young at my grain feeders but if I want buck photos I'll set it up on my lick. See attached photo for proof.
I bought double that amount yesterday and replenished 11 mineral sites on 2 farms. It made about 3/4 of a 5 gallon bucket full for the 11 sites. After the last rain, I noticed they were hitting it..ofcourse its 10+/- this morning.
We started putting out our antler max last week and there are nose holes in the feeders already.
"Big, fat and slow" is our motto!!
what kind of parts do you use. is it 1 part di cal 2 parts trace and 1 part stock salt?
You got it.
I made this combination for the first time last year and the deer didn't pay much attention to it.
man i gotta get my but to the feed store
I use Super 10 and a bag of rock salt. I also make a homemade salt recipe, using 6 lbs salt, molasses, potassium, magnesium, baking soda and baking powder. Boil these together and pour on top of the other mixture!!
damn Mailman that some great looking property!
i put this out last year and they hammered it. when i bought the di-cal. they first said he didnt have any, then i said o man i was gonna use it for a salt lick. then he said yeah we have some. i asked why he first said no, he said people buy it to make drugs. the guy took my adress down and everything. i didnt mind i just wanted to complete the recipe.
WARNING: dont put deer cocain in the lick! i did and they stayed away from it! they came back when i threw another 50lb of salt down.
o yah thanks for reminding me ill guess ill caugh up 20 bucks and redo my lick.
Please educate me...
I assume that we apply this dry to a relatively grass free spot and allow mother nature to supply the moisture. Is it a good idea to make a bowl like depression in the soil? I'm guessing a good loamy soil is the best bet?