I may have ruined my mineral site...

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    I found a nice rub line and decided to put out straight cattle man grained salt. The first two weeks Ive gotten nothing but action, as in filling up a 4GB sd card in 3 days. One 10 point, two 8 points, one 7 point and a couple 4s. So I decided to put out Antler King Mineral...the deer absolutely hate it. They come up sniff it and just keep on going. How do I fix this??
     
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    I'd go back to using what works and get rid of the other stuff. Just my two cents.

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    You think they'll come back like before?
     
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    That's hard to say but it would be worth the shot I mean if they don't like that Antler King stuff you got nothing to really lose. I'd try it. Anytime I switch mineral products I try it at just one stand to see how the deer like it first then if it's a hit I will put it out more. I've had stuff like that Dirt the deer didn't like so I put out the trophy rock i had out there first again and they were right back.

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    Alright ill try that this Friday. God i hope it works

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    Best of luck buddy. I'm sure you'll get those deer back.

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    Let us know how it works out, I'm interested to know how quick they come back.

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    Some of the minerals in some mixes don't taste good (but still have benefit to the deer). So if you spoiled em with something they really like, they sometimes don't want the new stuff.

    You could water the area down, then apply more plain salt. To really bring them in, you could try pouring a different attractant over the top.

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    Had the 10 and 8 point both walk by it together. The 10 kept moving but the 8 started eating. But i got what i could up with a bucket and put my regular salt back out

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    Keep at it.
     
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    The 8 started eating it but the 10 did not

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    Glad to hear they are still coming around and starting to hit on it.
     
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    Before you give up on the minerals, pour a little Molasses on the minerals. Sometimes it will get Deer to licking your minerals. I did that with Swimming Pool Salt. They soon loved it. In my case I poured the Salt into a stump hole and doctored it up with either Powdered Jello or Molasses. Deer ate it and pawed out a 3'-4' hole around it.
    Failing that change minerals, but try putting Molasses on the brand they like.
    The Deer and Hogs I've hunted all liked Molasses. Maybe they have a sweet tooth.
     
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