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Hey fellow bow hunters. I have been doing some checking online and talking to people on making my own deer mineral lick this year. I was sick of buying bags of the swamp donkey or acorn rage at 10-15 bucks a bag. So I visited some livestock places and made my own. I picked up a 50 lb bag of sweet 45/dried molasses. This bag is a sugar beet pulp and molasses mix. Has a nice sweet odor to it for bringing the deer. 50 lb bag of trace mineral salt and 50 lb bag of Di-Cal which helps bone development and milk production in the Does while they are feeding. It also called for some regular salt but I did not use this. the mixture I used follows as.

2 parts sweet 45/dried molasses
1 part di-cal
1 part trace mineral salt

I used a mason jar and filled it to the brim each time and mixed in a 5 gallon bucket after I added each part of these ingredients and kept  mixing and repeating till the bucket was full. I dug a 6 inch hole about 3 feet wide smoothed the bottom of the hole and spread the mixture into the hole and stirred it again with a rake. Make sure all the powders are mixed together well once in the hole you dug. You can pour some water on top if you want I did not cause it was suppose to rain in the next couple days. I did how ever get this out to my hunting spot a little late this year but I set up trail cams and the deer are eating on it pretty good. Next time I do this I am going to get some ground corn and barley from a farmer  and try mixing in just the sweet 45 as an deer attractant. The total cost on all my supplies was around 60 dollars. Not bad for the amount of coverage I will be getting out of this bundle.

I know there are going to be some nay sayers on here but it works pretty good. Just trying to help anyone who wants it.

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To each his own but is it possable to kill a deer with a bow with out baiting it into range??

 

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mauserG33-40 Said:
To each his own but is it possable to kill a deer with a bow with out baiting it into range??

yes

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mauserG33-40 Said:
To each his own but is it possable to kill a deer with a bow with out baiting it into range??

Is it?  I never have tried it without bait.  Bait, bait and more bait.  Brings em in real nice!  Thanks for the recipe Sig.

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mauserG33-40 Said:
To each his own but is it possable to kill a deer with a bow with out baiting it into range??

Yes.  It's also possible to walk up on one in his own environment and kill him in his tracks without ever setting foot in a stand/blind.

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mauserG33-40 Said:
To each his own but is it possable to kill a deer with a bow with out baiting it into range??

That sounds hard.  I prefer to bait with a rifle while sitting in the pickup.

"Diligence is the mother of good luck."

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mauserG33-40 Said:
To each his own but is it possable to kill a deer with a bow with out baiting it into range??

The bait gets you pictures more than kills.

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mauserG33-40 Said:
To each his own but is it possable to kill a deer with a bow with out baiting it into range??

Nope. It cannot be done.

 

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Horsager Said:
 

mauserG33-40 Said:
To each his own but is it possable to kill a deer with a bow with out baiting it into range??

Yes.  It's also possible to walk up on one in his own environment and kill him in his tracks without ever setting foot in a stand/blind.

Yes,  It is also possible to walk up on one that died of old age and then it wouldn't have to get shot with an arrow at all.  Would that be the most ethical?  Holy crap.  Let the guy help out people that want to bait (because it is legal) and leave this post for what it was meant to do which is to give advise on a bait recipe.

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The pictures my bait produces are of deer with a 2 inch out hole left from my rage!

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Captain Ahab Said:

mauserG33-40 Said:
To each his own but is it possable to kill a deer with a bow with out baiting it into range??

That sounds hard.  I prefer to bait with a rifle while sitting in the pickup.

BTW, I was being just a bit sarcastic.  I actually have never killed a deer over a bait pile.  I have hunted bait before and it is legal so no prob.  It is just bait never seems to give a guy an opportunity of a serious deer.  Does and fork horns are about all I have ever seen over bait. 

"Diligence is the mother of good luck."

"The constitution only gives people the right to pursue hapiness.  You have to catch it yourself."

"Well done is better than well said."

"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

All by:  Benjamin Franklin.

"The solution to any problem - work, love, money, whatever - is to go fishing, and the bigger the problem, the longer the trip should be."

Author: John Gierach

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