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.