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Mineral sites

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what do u guys lik e to add in a mineral site. ive used deer co-cain with great success. picked u the trophy rock. offdah their not cheap. think ill stick with the brown mineral block for 8 bucks.

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Brown mineral blocks and white salt blocks. I buy them in the cattle aisle. I've has just as much luck drawing deer to them and they are much cheaper then the blocks "meant" for deer. 

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We have been mixing our own for about 5 years now. Think I found the recipe on here that someone had posted. Works good and you get about 200 lbs for about $40. It is one part Dicalcium phosphate, one part stock salt(ice cream salt) and two parts trace mineral salt. We do 4 or 5 mineral sites with the batch. The deer really like it and the bears can't walk off with it.

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I roll with the white and brown block.  You can get them for $6.  Sometimes  $5.

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