Post written by Field Editor, Tim Babikow, aka GOOSE and Twitter @wildthing22tb
What a beautiful weekend! It was great weather to get out in the woods!
This weekend I had the chance to get out and freshen up mineral sites. Mineral sites are very important for Spring, and Summer. Not only do the Bucks need these essential minerals for antler growth, but doe’s will use them as they prepare there bodies to care for, and give birth to this years fawns.
Two of my favorite products are the Trophy Rock, and Vita-Rack 26 Lick site. I have had very good luck drawing in the bucks with the Trophy rock, but I believe the Vita -rack 26 has what it takes to help those bucks grow inches! It has 26 different vitamins, and minerals!
I start the process by clearing debris on or near heavily used deer trails, then turn over the first 3-4 inches if soil in a 3-4 foot area.
After loosening the soil I pour vita rack in and mix with the loose soil, then sprinkle some on top. Done! That’s all you would have to do, but I usually take it two steps further. I use the Trophy Rock on top of the site, because it seems to work very well in attracting the deer to the site within a few days. I even put corn directly in the lick site just to make sure the deer get right on it.
Not only will this benefit the herd, but it is a very good spot to hang a cam to get a first look at that future P&Y!!
Deer use mineral sites all year, so it’s never to late to get out there and put some minerals to work for you!