Minerals

Discussion in 'Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by joshcalhoun18, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. CoveyMaster

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    Your daughter is correct. The Purina rep initially told me both the mineral and AntlerMax was available to be ordered. Just received an email saying she misspoke and the mix is only available in certain states. Still placed an order for the AntlerMax just to try it.
     
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    I use a mix of 50lb range mineral, 50lb stocker salt and 25lb dicalcium phosphate. However, Tractor Supply only had one bag of stocker salt when I needed two so I just bought a salt lick block and buried it in the hole with my other ingredients at one of the two sites. They have been tearing this site up and just kinda ho hum around the other site with stocker salt.

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    Has any one heard of mixing gypsum in with the minerals? I was talking with a guy and he said he does it and it helps add a lot of protein into the mix. Does this sound right?

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    Adding Gypsum is comparable to adding lime. Either way, Di-Cal is still better IMO.
     
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    He was saying to add it to the mineral mix i make which is 50 # di cal, 50 pounds stock salt, 100# trace mineral. And he was saying add 50# gyp to it. I dont see how that would add protein though. Maybe another form of calcium.

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    I like your mix. I have been doing 50# Stock Salt, 50# Range mineral and 25# Dical but I think less salt is better or at least the deer in my area are hitting one particular site I have with less salt and more mineral.
     
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    I went back to the farm this weekend and it rained the day before I got up and they were totally covered in deer tracks. This is year 3 with that combo and it works great and is cheaper than buying premixed. Most expensive part is the dical. Abput $23.00 for 50# total mix for 200# is under $50.00 i mix it in 5-5 gallon buckets and dump 1 bucket at each spot. And refresh 3 times a year

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    Nope doesn't sound right. Gypsum as I know it doesn't provide any protein. Lots of protein additives at the local coop you could add though.
     
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    I love getting my main mineral site set up each spring. Freshened the site with AntlerMax by Purina and a farm salt block. Haven’t tried the AntlerMax so we will see what happens.

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    Bulk trace minerals are honestly the best bet.
     
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    Www.whitetailgrounds.com
     
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    Best stuff ive ever used
     
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    I put the whitetail institute out in 4 different spots this Spring and they haven't hardly been touched. They seem to like trophy rock and an off brand block from tractor supply best.
     
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    I started using deer:30 last yr and the deer hit it hard. This yr I didn't put my cam out till last Saturday, I went and checked it this past Sunday morning and had over 1200 pics. Only 15-20 wasn't of deer.

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    I use trophy rock and some home made block from the Amish guy down the road lol but my mineral sight is always a big dirt hole , then it works for a watering hole lol win win haha


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    Trophy rock, but I also used Redmond red blocks which are manufactured by the same guys who sell trophy rocks. I have great results with both
     

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