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posted 03-24-2002 09:05 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Clyde, If I may, I would like to post this recipe for a "homemade" deer mineral lick. The following ingredients can be purchased at your local feed store. Dicalcium phosphate, loose trace mineral salt and white stock salt (ice cream salt). Each of the ingredients come in 50 pound sacks. The dicalcium phosphate is about $11.00 a sack, trace mineral salt $5.50 and the white salt is a few bucks. To mix...use a 3 pound coffee can to measure. Take 1 part dicalcium phosphate, 2 parts trace mineral salt and 1 part white salt and mix together. Clear a 36 inch circle and dig 6 inches deep, then mix the minerals with the soil and refill the hole. Thats all you have to do. The lick should be replenished with minerals every 6 months. The lick should be located in an area that the deer consider to be a "safe" area and they say that making the lick in clay type soil is best. Store the ingredients separately and only mix them together right before you use them. Some recipes use only the dicalcium phosphate and trace mineral salt and not the white salt. Decide what works best for you and give it a try! Note: dicalcium phosphate is a supplement that is added to livestock feed; it contains calcium and helps in antler development in deer.

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