Think Again.The white salt blocks have ZERO mineral content and do nothing health wise for the deer....Imperial Whitetail has a brown block called 4-Play that has all the nutrients the deer need and is very attractive to the deer.....as is "30/06" which is a bagged mineral supplement you pour on the ground to make a lick....Hunters Specialties has bagged Vita-Rack which also has the nutrients needed...... The over the counter "brown blocks" sold at feed stores can work, but are designed for cattle.....deer are NOT cattle and deer need different minerals and quantities of those for lactating and antler growth.... the bags of "Deer Cain" and the similar products are an "Attractant" and do not have the minerals the deer need.....I'd use the 4-play block or the bagged 30/06 or the Vita Rack if you can get it.....:darkbeer:
thanksThis was the last recipe I had. There was a thread on here saying that the di-cal didn't really do anything for antler growth.
WHITETAIL DEER HOMEMADE MINERAL MIX RECIPE
Ingredients: Makes 200 lbs. for about $23.00
1 part Di-calcium phosphate, this is a dairy feed additive bought at feed stores.
Comes in 50lb Bags at around $11.00 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 at around $2.00 you need one bag.
-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.
-Replenish in 6 months with fresh supply of mineral, and then each year there after.