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Old 06-05-2015, 06:52 PM
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Hunter.... You have a recipe for a homemade deer mineral block ???

Give it up... Sounds interesting....

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1 part stock salt
2 parts trace mineral
1 part calcium phosphate

The calcium phosphate will be the hardest one to find since it is an additive for making dairy feed, so most farm stores don't carry it. Also it's about $25 for a 50# bag.
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This one looks a little rough. Not sure if it's just that in between stage from winter to summer, or he has a bit of mange.

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This one looks a little rough. Not sure if it's just that in between stage from winter to summer, or he has a bit of mange.

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SOB could be looking for the fawn that could turn out to be the legendary 30 point buck....

Live trap and waste im....
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Well he might be a she with a litter somewhere, so I'll wait till fall. And he or she might be worth something then.
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Looks like they're growing a bit.



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Antlers and body both! Beautiful buck!
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I found the recipe on line that I use for the mineral lick.

https://www.qdma.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-11.html

The phosphate comes by various names depending where you buy it. The recipe calls for dicalcium phosphate, and I believe where I got it they called it mono calcium phosphate. The calcium level was a couple percent less.
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Looks to be a good start on the legendary "30 point buck"
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Never know who is going to walk by your mineral lick. Interesting part is he was there at 2:15 this afternoon, and I was there at 2:20 to pull the card.

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Neat cat picture....
Is that a cat just passing through ??
Or do you have a population of them in the area ??

Are they on your states fur bearer rules.. ??
Big time pelt price for bob cats... Or used to be, anyway...

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We have bobcats in the area, but after years of cameras out 365 days a year that is my first picture. We've seen one a couple times while deer hunting but that is about it.

The fur price is good, but if I got one I'd have to think on it a while if I'd sell it or tan it and keep it.
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Awesome that you caught that Bobcat! At fist just seeing it's head I wasn't sure if it was a mountain lion or not.

We have a pretty good population of Bobcats around here but are so elusive. When we lived up on the 8 mile long dirt road we would see them a few times a year. Now down here along the creek for 20 years we haven't seen a one.
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First set of twins I've seen this year, and the bucks keep growing.



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Beautiful!

Haven't seen a buck yet but have now seen the one doe with a single fawn (pics I posted) then a different doe the other day with a pair of twins.

The one doe that likes to kind of "herd" Bentley back to the house still comes around every day. Last evening we were sitting on the porch with Bentley laying in the grass directly in front of us - that doe slowly walked toward us and got within 30' of Bentley. Poor guy didn't know what to make of it.
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Just downloaded pics from my cams, looking good - a doe with three fawns.

Kind of interesting, one of the fawns was riding the doe. Kind of a surprise.
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Well my kitty came back. The picture is a little blurry, but it's the best of the three I got. Took him a month to get back. Not sure if that is an accident or he has that big of a territory he covers.

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Well my kitty came back. The picture is a little blurry, but it's the best of the three I got. Took him a month to get back. Not sure if that is an accident or he has that big of a territory he covers.

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Nice pictures... I'm going to agree that it is a lot to do with territory...
This will be very dependent on the terrain of this territory.. Time putting out a little cat food, and a couple feathers on a string to sway in the breeze in front of your camera and you should get some good pictures..

For instance... In my township (36 square miles) there are 3 villages, a big lake 1/2 mile wide but 3 townships long right near the middle of the township, connecting rivers, creeks and swamps a plenty, 2 major farm to market state highways, and all that goes with this..

My corner of the township the 4 sides around me are bordered by the low populated end of the lake, one highway, village, and higher populated section of the lake... All in about 1/3 of the township area...

What I have noticed about the most potentially destructive varmints that have been around here... They take about a week to cycle around this territory.. That is kinda/sorta how I scheduled my setting and baiting of my live/relocation traps... This system seems to have worked well..

I have relocated 8 varmints so far this spring and summer, so far.... For instance, deer numbers are way down in the whole county, but I have noticed a big increase in the numbers of deer, and both song and game birds of all kinds that have come around this last week or so since I have relocated these omnivores....

Your situation may vary from mine depending on a lot of habitat variations...
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