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jeffsdad
Member since Mar 2007
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Making your own deer blocks - question

Anyone tried this? I read most of them are a combo of molasses and honey and other ingred. I would like to make some using what I have - mayhaws, muscadines, plums, chestnuts, blueberries, etc. Anyone have a formula? (for block).


Slickback
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Member since Mar 2008
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re: Making your own deer blocks - question
We don't make blocks, but we make our own mineral supplement and put it out during the spring and summer. We mix salt, calcium, phosphorus, and some other stuff. One of the guys who hunts with us works for a seed/feed company and knows a lot about it. It has all the minerals they need and a lot of protein.

He pretty much took the Whitetail Institute 30-06 Supplement and Big and J Industries and copied the labels.

The deer love it. We started this year, so hopefully we'll see some results by next year.


Bleeding purple
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Athens, Texas
Member since Sep 2007
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re: Making your own deer blocks - question
I have a reciepe for a mineral deposit at home that I can post later . It is from the Missouri DNR


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Judge Smails
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re: Making your own deer blocks - question
BUMP

Purp - I'm interested in this information as well.


DieselTiger1
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re: Making your own deer blocks - question
what time of year do you guys dump this or do you do it year round? what type of mixture ammounts are we talking? a sack of each?


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Prolate Spheroid
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Member since Apr 2008
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re: Making your own deer blocks - question
LINK

Makes 200 lbs. for about $30.00

Ingredients:

1 part Di-calcium phosphate - This is a dairy feed additive bought at feed stores. Comes in 50 lbs. bags at around $11.00. Buy 1 bag.
2 parts Trace mineral salt - The red and loose kind without medications. Comes in 50 lbs. bags at around $7.00. Buy 2 bags.
1 part Stock salt, ice cream salt, or rock salt - Comes in 50 lbs. bags at around $5.00. Buy 1 bag.


Directions:

Use a 3 pound or similar size coffe can to use as your measure for each part of the mix.
Mix all ingredients together well, but not until ready to use. Keep all ingredients separate until ready to put to use.
Dig or tear up a circle in the soil about 3 feet in diameter and 6 inches deep.
Mix your mineral mixture with the soil.

This post was edited on 10/14 at 4:09 pm


Judge Smails
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re: Making your own deer blocks - question
Thanks Pro


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