Nobody is going to take away my deer unless they want to go to jail for trespassing. Your choice my very private land or State park. And get a visit from the C.O. that lives less than a mile away and is married to my cousin, and is on speed dial. That one in the picture is just a baby maybe 2 1/2 year old.hed get my attention right now today. Why the secrecy with the mix afraid someone here is going to take away your deer???
I like and use the PSU mixthat's what I use. it's called the penn state mineral mix. I pour it on old stumps in the spring, no stump in the fall !! around here the deer don't bother it in the winter, only spring and summer.
A yooper (up of michigan) here. Been using that same formula for 30 years, just beware of the large holes the deer will dig to get at that treated soil!This works for me. when I was useing it in the UP regular I had a 3 foot deep soil dish in 2 years.
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.
I also found that the plain white salt blocks were great fro clearing brush when I put some out to keep the porkie pines from chewing on the cabin. the deer were clearing the brush to get to them. Had to replace them every 3 months too.
+1 on the plain white salt blocks. I put out a variety of blocks for my cattle and I’ve tried some “deer” blocks for the deer but several years’ of camera footage shows me that my deer much prefer the plain white salt blocks. I always keep salt near a pond within view of my house. I see deer daily at the block. I think they like to drink after they eat salt. I know my cows do.A yooper (up of michigan) here. Been using that same formula for 30 years, just beware of the large holes the deer will dig to get at that treated soil!