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  • January 5, 2013 at 8:25 pm #497490 Back to Top REPORT
    zbone
    Zbone

    Joined: 5/18/2010
    I just got a new 87 acre property to start Deer hunting next year all to myself. Spring time I was gonna start putting in some mineral sites/Attractant there to get some picks of what kind of deer I have. How meny sites would you guys put on 87 acres and what kind of minerals work the best for you?? Lots of different kind of stuff out there!! Thanks
    January 6, 2013 at 11:41 am #546202 Back to Top REPORT

    Kbrezlin

    Joined: 5/30/2009
    I have 42 acres with the house. Right now I have 3 mineral sites. 1 located off the powerline that splits the property, 2 on the back side of swampy bedding area about a 150 yards apart in secluded places. This year I started using trophy rock and just put it out yesterday.

    I had out slat blocks with the trace mineral and the deer were not touching it. I have used luck buck mineral in the past with good success. Went with the trophy rock this year for ease of handling and I can get it at tractor supply.

    January 6, 2013 at 3:36 pm #546203 Back to Top REPORT
    zbone
    Zbone

    Joined: 5/18/2010

    I have 42 acres with the house. Right now I have 3 mineral sites. 1 located off the powerline that splits the property, 2 on the back side of swampy bedding area about a 150 yards apart in secluded places. This year I started using trophy rock and just put it out yesterday.

    I had out slat blocks with the trace mineral and the deer were not touching it. I have used luck buck mineral in the past with good success. Went with the trophy rock this year for ease of handling and I can get it at tractor supply.[/quote:1aohe53r] Thank for your info my friend. Im leaning toward the Lucky Buck it seems to be a good product from what ive been reading.

    January 7, 2013 at 8:08 pm #546204 Back to Top REPORT
    timmer90
    timmer90

    Joined: 3/15/2009
    trophy rock and put it out now they will find it then in the spring put another rock out. they love them at lease get one started.
    January 8, 2013 at 6:04 pm #546205 Back to Top REPORT
    plinker22
    Plinker22

    Age: 51
    Joined: 2/24/2006
    Like the others, I like Trophy Rock too.

    However, you can normally use almost any kind of salt and make it work. I have used water-softener salt, scooped up road salt spilled in sharp curves and rock salt for Ice-cream makers. All salt works!

    TBS, 2 years ago I put out a Trophy Rock in a new location. It was hardly touched all year (march to march). The next year, I carried in Red Mineral Salt (purchased at Tractor Supply), loosened up the soil with a small shovel and poured about 20 lbs in the loose soil.

    This is the salt I used.

    Below are pictures of the initial application, digging and salt applied March 11, 2012.

    This is 56 days later :shock: :shock: :shock: , on May 6, 2012.

    I will continue to purchase a few trophy rocks per year, but this American Stockman salt will also be a staple around my deer properties. :)

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    January 9, 2013 at 12:57 am #546206 Back to Top REPORT
    buckeyebowman
    buckeyebowman

    Age: 62
    Joined: 9/9/2004
    I’ve also used another brown salt, colloquially called “trace mineral”. It’s actually made by the Morton salt company and called “Io-Fix-T – Trace Mineralized Salt”. You can get it at fee mills that cater to ranchers or cattle raisers in 80 lb bags that are relatively cheap. I’d just look for well used game trails on the property and set up mineral sites in various locations. And yes, the deer do dig holes to get at it after rain washed it into the ground!
    It's not how far you shoot, but how close you get.
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