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Location: Northeast Texas
Joined: 06/02/2004
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Mineral Help Needed

I was thinking about trying to put in a couple of mineral sites on our lease this year and was wondering if any of you in here had ever tried any of the stuff on the market and had any luck with it?

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Location: Alabama
Joined: 08/25/2003
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Mineral Help Needed

Out here we have had good luck with pure white bag salt. The deer will paw the dirt just to get at it. We've also had good luck with stuff called Deer Cane that's sold at Walmart. Good Luck

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Joined: 07/15/2004
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Deer are attracted to salt just because they like the taste of it just the same as humans do. They do need salt just not alot of it. They can have too much the same as humans can. What they really need is a good mineral/vitamin mixture. Something with less salt and more minerals. The Deer co-cain is really nothing but an attractant which works good but really has no benificial use at all. If your looking for something to attract the deer then that will work or salt. But if you looking to help the deer and improve the herd the vitamin/mineral mixtures are the way to go. I actually have been working on one myself that I am about to put on the market in a few weeks. I am getting my first delivery next week. anyways hope this helps

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Location: Northeast Texas
Joined: 06/02/2004
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Mineral Help Needed

BigDaddy

Where are you from? What kind of product are you putting on the market and where might I be able to find it?

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Joined: 07/15/2004
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Mineral Help Needed

Hey
I am from South Carolina...you can email me at rwenterprising@yahoo.com. I would be more than happy to send you some of my mineral. I don't have anyone set up to sell in Texas yet so if you know of anyone that might would want to carry it let me know. I would be more than happy to let them...haha anyways either give me your email and I will email you or email me and we can talk about it...either way thanks...Ronnie

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Joined: 07/26/2004
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Mineral Help Needed

I have been using Rack Up minerals. I placed it in an area where the deer normally did not travel. I only saw a few tracks in the area. I raked back the leaves and vines and applied the 7 lbs to the 4x4 area. I did this in Dec. At first I thought it was in the wrong spot but after going back to scout for turkey in March, the area was worn out. The deer had cleared several trail to the spot and dug down a bowl shaped hole. I have freshened it up again in march and I will do it again sometime this month. I have not seen any deer since turkey season to see how these have affected their growth. It only cost about $8 for 7lbs. I got it at Walmart and Bass Pro Has it. Good Luck.
MC

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Joined: 10/29/2005
Posts: 6
Mineral Help Needed

I have allwasy used a red cow mineral block it has a lot of trace minerals in it. Yes Yes Yes Yes

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Location: Nova Scotia
Joined: 08/17/2002
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Mineral Help Needed

If you want a home-made recipe with ingredients that you can get at a feed store just PM me with an e-mail address and I'll send you the recipe.

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Location: Eufaula, Alabama
Joined: 10/10/2005
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Mineral Help Needed

The deer in South Alabama stop using the mineral licks and salt blocks when the weather cools down.

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Location: Alabama
Joined: 08/25/2003
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Mineral Help Needed

Hey AT try pouring out some white bag salt. The trace mineral salt is illegal after season starts. We have deer hit our loose salt spots all season long.

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