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    Anyone ever make a homemade bait block or mineral lick? just curious about trying to make my own. maybe corn, molasses, apples, acorns, peanut butter? some sort of combination of some/all of them.

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    1-Part Di-calcium phosphate
    2-Parts Trace Mineral salt (loose, brown)
    1-Part Stock salt

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    I use this regularly, it works for me. I take a cheap-o jar of peanut butter, leave the foil top on it, take the lid off and screw it to the side of a tree in a shooting lane, screw the jar back on the lid and cut the bottom out of the jar. Makes a good lick, works even better in the winter time due to peanut butter freezing. Don't know if it is what you are looking for but like I said works for me. IT has brought a few off their brushy path, to give me a clean shot.

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    Just take a bunch of mineral salt and put it on a stump. The stump will be gone by next season.
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    This is a recipe I've seen before and have had success with:

    WHITETAIL DEER HOMEMADE MINERAL MIX RECIPE
    Ingredients: Makes 200 lbs.

    1 part Di-calcium phosphate, this is a dairy feed additive bought at feed stores.
    Comes in 50lb Bags - you need one bag.

    2 parts Trace mineral salt, the red and loos kind without the medications.
    Comes in 50lb Bags at around $5.00 you need two bags.

    1 part Stock salt, ice cream salt.
    Comes in 50lb Bags - you need one bag.

    Directions:

    -Use a 3 pound or similar size coffee can to use as your measure for each part of the mix.

    -Mix all together well but not until read to use, keep ingredients separate until ready to put to use.

    -Dig or tear up a circle in the soil about 36 inches wide and about 6 inches deep.

    -Mix your mineral mixture with the soil.




    I found this mix sometime ago on the web and have used it since. I have added Molasses to help pull the deer in and get them established on the plot. Ideal location is in close proximity to a water source.

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    Thanks. How much do you mix into each site, 12lb? When do you make them early spring? How often do you refresh?
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    I just got this recipe the other from a friend.He said he put out 25lbs of it.And came back one yr later.He said they dug out a hole 3-4ft deep and around 5ft across.Here it is.

    100lbs of #4 rock salt
    50lbs of trace minerals
    50lbs of dye cal

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNHunter19 View Post
    This is a recipe I've seen before and have had success with:

    WHITETAIL DEER HOMEMADE MINERAL MIX RECIPE
    Ingredients: Makes 200 lbs.

    1 part Di-calcium phosphate, this is a dairy feed additive bought at feed stores.
    Comes in 50lb Bags - you need one bag.

    2 parts Trace mineral salt, the red and loos kind without the medications.
    Comes in 50lb Bags at around $5.00 you need two bags.

    1 part Stock salt, ice cream salt.
    Comes in 50lb Bags - you need one bag.

    Directions:

    -Use a 3 pound or similar size coffee can to use as your measure for each part of the mix.

    -Mix all together well but not until read to use, keep ingredients separate until ready to put to use.

    -Dig or tear up a circle in the soil about 36 inches wide and about 6 inches deep.

    -Mix your mineral mixture with the soil.


    I found this mix sometime ago on the web and have used it since. I have added Molasses to help pull the deer in and get them established on the plot. Ideal location is in close proximity to a water source.
    I use this one also except I add half part calcium carbonate.
    Bought all the ingredients for about $42 this past August.
    I used an apple flavored mineral to catch their attention. (it was on sale)

    Worked great. Just have to put it out earlier this year.

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    I tried to follow the 3 ingredient recipe above. But I was not going to spend $40+ on Di Cal. So it became a 2 ingredient recipe. Trace mineral(Big 6) and stock salt. The deer love it. I know the miss out on the nutrition of the Di Cal. But it still works as an attractant with some benefits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNHunter19 View Post
    This is a recipe I've seen before and have had success with:

    WHITETAIL DEER HOMEMADE MINERAL MIX RECIPE
    Ingredients: Makes 200 lbs.

    1 part Di-calcium phosphate, this is a dairy feed additive bought at feed stores.
    Comes in 50lb Bags - you need one bag.

    2 parts Trace mineral salt, the red and loos kind without the medications.
    Comes in 50lb Bags at around $5.00 you need two bags.

    1 part Stock salt, ice cream salt.
    Comes in 50lb Bags - you need one bag.

    Directions:

    -Use a 3 pound or similar size coffee can to use as your measure for each part of the mix.

    -Mix all together well but not until read to use, keep ingredients separate until ready to put to use.

    -Dig or tear up a circle in the soil about 36 inches wide and about 6 inches deep.

    -Mix your mineral mixture with the soil.




    I found this mix sometime ago on the web and have used it since. I have added Molasses to help pull the deer in and get them established on the plot. Ideal location is in close proximity to a water source.
    Thanks

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    I have also seen people use washing soda in that trace-di cal-salt mix. to tell the truth --I buy the horse blocks and just let them melt.
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