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A few years back I bought some licks . They were shaped like a lollipop , about 1 ft in diamater. You hung them in a tree, with the wire that was imbedded in them. These licks were molasses based, and when hung would gradually drip to the ground and the deer would come in and lick at them. I have not been able to find them in any stores since back then. I love the idea of licks hanging from a tree , using bates on the ground like apples is a pain with the racoons and bears . I figure there must be some type of DIY Recipe of some sort somewhere. Does anyone have any info on a recipe like this or similar? Thanks for any info . I would love to try some of your recipes Thumbs up

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Try a look here;
http://www.freewebs.com/aheavenlyplace/asthedeer.htm

or do a Google search "molasses licks for deer, that's where I got the above.

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Hammer1 wrote:
Try a look here;
http://www.freewebs.com/aheavenlyplace/asthedeer.htm

or do a Google search "molasses licks for deer, that's where I got the above.

Yeppers been there done that, seen that particular one, just lookin to see what secrets our members are hiding . Thanks for the reply Thumbs up

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I don't know about NB but NS has laws about hunting around licks for deer. It might be worth checking out before you invest too much time looking for them.

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I must say folks that that lick recipe with apples and molassess works awesome.........i tried it in three different areas and the deer have the patches pawed up already .only thing is in 2 spots the squirells got the nylons chewed enough to get the apples out....but the deer still come and paw up the dirt Going to try something else like a sock with oniong bag or even some type of wire mesh.

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i cant open the site for the licks could someone please put the instructions here appreciate it thanks

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Make your own drip & lick

Cut up some apples about the size of quarters and mix

real well with syrup or molasses and place in a bag.

Then go to your site and pore the apples and syrup

into a sock or pantyhose and tie it to a tree, clear a 3-foot area

under it. The syrup or molasses will soak through the sock or pantyhose

and slowly drip to the ground. Deer will smell it a long ways away and come

to the spot and lick it. Before you do this make sure it's ok to

feed or bait deer in your area.

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Deer salt/mineral licks

Dig a small pit about 6x6 gradually going deeper

as you get to the middle, go to 1ft deep at the middle.

Install tarp in bottom of pit, using the dirt you dug out.

Gradually mix in salt/minerals with dirt as you fill the pit back up,

top it off with lots of salt/minerals. If water is convenient flood the area

real good and make a nice mud hole, this will give the salt/minerals a head start,

Mother Nature will take its course from there. You may need to change

your tarps at least every three years, as the salt will eat away at the tarp

and in turn will not serve the purpose of holding the water.

Note that these artificial salt/mineral licks must be done in early spring,

as this is the time the deer will be seeking these licks to get the calcium

they crave in the spring. Check you local game laws for the legality

of salt/mineral licks in your area.

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Home made deer feeder recipe #1

Take a 5' long piece of 6" round PVC pipe with a removable type PVC

end cap, or you can use a coffee can as an end cap. Paint the pipe and

end cap an earth tone color or camo color and use a couple of bungee

cords to attach the feeder to a tree 4" to 5" off the ground. Fill the feeder

with shucked corn or rolled oats mixed with molasses. You can purchase

the rolled oats with molasses at your local horse and cattle feed store.

Put the pipe end cap on to keep out moisture, squirrels and raccoons.

You now have a gravity fed deer feeder that is highly mobile.

Check your local game laws to be sure that deer feeders

are legal in your state or province.

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Make your own deer feeder recipe #2

First take a 5-gallon bucket, a good sturdy rope and

an old broom handle. Drill a hole in the bottom of the

bucket 1/4" to 1/2" larger than the broom handle.

Take the broom handle and put 2 nails or screws in the sides,

opposite each other, about 6" from one end. Do not put the nails

or screws all the way through, let them stick out about one inch.

With the long end down, slide the broom handle into the bucket

and through the hole. The nails or screws will keep the broom handle

from falling through the bottom. Tie the rope to the bucket handle

and tie the other end to a tree branch, so the broom handle is hanging 4-5 feet

above the ground. Then the last thing to do is to fill the bucket full of corn

or your favorite deer feed and put the lid on the bucket to keep it dry.

The deer feed will fall to the ground every time a deer

bumps the broom handle.

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Where to place your feeder

When looking for a good area to hang your deer feeders

you need to look for three major things. First you want to find

an area with good concealment for the deer, second you want

it to be close to a well used watering hole, and third you want

to find a shady area for deer to keep cool

during the hot days.

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I'm still trying to figure out why these instructions are on a Church site Think

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So You can Thank God if they work Yes Yes Yes

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I'll buy that lol

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