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Mineral Lick Tune-Up

May 23, 2011 by  
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Each spring I check the mineral licks I’ve created and make sure they are ready to go for the peak usage time over the summer. If done right, these areas get dug up during the course of the year and will need additional minerals added. As you can see from the lick in the picture it’s been dug down enough to hold water. You may also notice I added a new Trophy Rock right there on a higher spot near the trail, but not in the water.

This is also an excellent time to get your trail cameras out there too. Racks aren’t fully developed yet but the larger bucks will become obvious by the end of June in the Midwest. Make sure you throw out the old batteries and add some quality new ones. Based on my experience I prefer Duracell or Energizer because I get substantially longer batter life from these brands than I do the less expensive ones. I’ve also found the 2GB and 4GB SD cards work best for my monthly card pulling schedule.

Don’t wait until the month before season starts, get your minerals going now. It will help the deer grow larger and help you to get great pictures of them. Good luck, hope you get pictures of that monster buck of your dreams this summer!

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