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#3102554 - 12/31/12 08:57 AM minerals
KillenTime
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Registered: 12/25/12
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What kind of minerals do you put out, and when do you start?
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#3102557 - 12/31/12 09:03 AM Re: minerals [Re: KillenTime]
BlountArrow
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Registered: 07/13/12
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Mixture of Salt, Trace Minerals, and Di-Calcium Phospate. I'm going to try to get mine in the ground by May next time around. I'm interested to hear what others have to say on this. Good post.
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#3102583 - 12/31/12 09:15 AM Re: minerals [Re: BlountArrow]
KillenTime
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I'm curious myself. I use Luck Buck mineral and the deer love it. I start putting it out in March and have had very good results with it. Always like to here what else is working for other people tho.
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#3102598 - 12/31/12 09:21 AM Re: minerals [Re: KillenTime]
stik
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trophy rock. i keep it out and get use year 'round.
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#3102620 - 12/31/12 09:29 AM Re: minerals [Re: stik]
KillenTime
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I tryed the trophy rock and didn't have as good of results, while other people in the county did. I think a lot of it has to do with what type of natural minerals you have on your property, as to what the deer need.
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#3102646 - 12/31/12 09:42 AM Re: minerals [Re: KillenTime]
BlountArrow
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Yeah, I don't have near the results that other people have had with Trophy Rock. Maybe I had a poor site location. Regardless, I'm going to give trophy rock another try. However, I like to think of my mineral site as providing nutrition of some sort other than just salt. I'm not sure how much of a difference it makes, but I enjoy putting them out and it ends up being, if nothing else, a good spot for the trail cam usually.
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#3102683 - 12/31/12 10:00 AM Re: minerals [Re: BlountArrow]
KillenTime
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[quote=BlountArrow]Yeah, I don't have near the results that other people have had with Trophy Rock. Maybe I had a poor site location. Regardless, I'm going to give trophy rock another try. However, I like to think of my mineral site as providing nutrition of some sort other than just salt. I'm not sure how much of a difference it makes, but I enjoy putting them out and it ends up being, if nothing else, a good spot for the trail cam usually. [/quo

If the trophy rock don't work for you I would recommend the Lucky Buck!

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#3102722 - 12/31/12 10:23 AM Re: minerals [Re: KillenTime]
Winchester
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Minerals have yet to be proven to help deer at all! Many studies and manufactures of products have tried diligently to prove they help, without success! I would plant a food plot if concerned with the deers health!
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#3102732 - 12/31/12 10:33 AM Re: minerals [Re: Winchester]
BlountArrow
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 Originally Posted By: Winchester
Minerals have yet to be proven to help deer at all! Many studies and manufactures of products have tried diligently to prove they help, without success! I would plant a food plot if concerned with the deers health!


I agree to an extent. I read a post of BSK's, and I believe it, stating the same thing about there not being any scientific data to prove mineral supplements increase antler size, for example. However, I do plant food plots and I would argue that in my area food plots do very, very little for deer health too and I would bet that goes for most of TN. Like I said, if nothing else the mineral sites provide good photo ops for my places.
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#3102734 - 12/31/12 10:38 AM Re: minerals [Re: Winchester]
DaveB
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On a 32 acre lease I had two trophy rocks out. One was hit hard, near constant, until it was gone. Another one was never hit at all. Not a single track. When I first saw this happening I cleared a large area-maybe 40 foot square-of leaves, small shrubs, saplings. definitely, not a single deer hit on this trophy rock and none came close enough to leave a track.

Weird, Huh? We also found another similar part of the lease where absolutely zero deer ever travel.

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