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Tools of the Trade => Management Practices & Food Plots => Topic started by: d-redd on October 27, 2009, 02:42:12 PM

Title: Deer Cane tips
Post by: [Blocked] on October 27, 2009, 02:42:12 PM
I bought some deer cane a month or so ago and I was wondering if anyone has tips on how to use it?  Location, presentation, that sort of tips.
Title: Re: Deer Cane tips
Post by: [Blocked] on October 27, 2009, 02:55:45 PM
I usually just pour it on a stump along a frequently used trail.
Title: Re: Deer Cane tips
Post by: [Blocked] on October 27, 2009, 03:00:31 PM
It does not always work... But, if you move the location it might. Deer are very finicky about where they will use it at. I have mineral licks that they wont use and are right next to a trail and then I have some that were off the trail a bit and they like. You just have to try it to see if they like it there and move it it they don't.
Title: Re: Deer Cane tips
Post by: [Blocked] on October 27, 2009, 03:09:27 PM
That is why I was asking.  I read a while back that it is best to pour it off of a well used trail but I have been reading on here a lot of people out out minerals on the trail.  I guess like you said do it one way and if it doesn't work do it the other way.  By "off of of the trail" do you mean a foot off or 20 feet off?
Title: Re: Deer Cane tips
Post by: [Blocked] on October 27, 2009, 03:36:24 PM
Just a few feet off the trail.
Title: Re: Deer Cane tips
Post by: [Blocked] on October 27, 2009, 05:45:23 PM
It does not always work... But, if you move the location it might. Deer are very finicky about where they will use it at. I have mineral licks that they wont use and are right next to a trail and then I have some that were off the trail a bit and they like. You just have to try it to see if they like it there and move it it they don't.

i have noticied that deer would use it in certain soil too.
Title: Re: Deer Cane tips
Post by: [Blocked] on October 29, 2009, 05:48:18 PM
What about sandy somewhat acidic soil?  I think that is the best description I can make of the soil.
Title: Re: Deer Cane tips
Post by: [Blocked] on October 29, 2009, 07:10:39 PM
in the past have put close to a trail in cover where they feel safe and not exposed.  i always dig a small depression about 3 inches deep and pour in mixing in soil well.  some people even put a plastic garbage can or storage lid in the ground about 6 inches deep and then mix in deer cane, especially in sandy soil so it doesn't sink into the ground too quickly.  the deer will usually eat dirt and all.  i try to put mine on a small raised area with the above techniques so they can see and smell approaching danger.  works well for mineral blocks also which don't have as much salt in them.

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Title: Re: Deer Cane tips
Post by: [Blocked] on May 03, 2010, 08:47:08 PM
How has the mineral been going?  I have some and I am curious.
Title: Re: Deer Cane tips
Post by: [Blocked] on May 05, 2010, 08:23:49 PM
I tried some last year, put it on a stump along side the run.  Not much luck with it.
Title: Re: Deer Cane tips
Post by: [Blocked] on May 05, 2010, 10:17:37 PM
I agree that some spots work and others don't.  Try a little in a spot, if they don't hit - try another spot.  When they start to hit a spot, then continue to pour the rest of your minerals or whatever.  I have a spot they like and have continued to use it over the last 2 years - I just keep refreshing the area.
Title: Re: Deer Cane tips
Post by: [Blocked] on May 06, 2010, 12:53:32 AM
What you may want to try is to put it on or near a trail and put some buckjam on it to get their attention , I use apple flavor , it has a scent that they can't miss .  @--0--0101
Title: Re: Deer Cane tips
Post by: [Blocked] on May 06, 2010, 01:21:14 AM
i think the best ive used is the 30-06 mineral from whitetail institute. I put some out on a pile of corn, set up a trail cam and had over 600 pics in 3 weeks. i know it was the same 20-30 deer using it but there were new bucks in some of the pics that i had never seen on the cam before. two nights in a row a group of 6 bucks came back for more until it was gone.  awesome stuff, give it a try.
Title: Re: Deer Cane tips
Post by: [Blocked] on May 06, 2010, 08:50:01 PM
that's a pretty good idea, I'll have to give it a try.
Title: Re: Deer Cane tips
Post by: [Blocked] on May 06, 2010, 09:13:18 PM
I love the stuff.  I like to keep them in eye site of my stands, but not too close.  Pick your spot wisely, though, as they will make a nice big hole there if you keep it refreshed!  I started a spot near an atv trail and quickly realized my mistake when they got that hole started.  The hole will hold water and expand and it was in a spot a bit too low, a bit too close to my atv trail....the hole spread to my trail, standing water resulted, I started putting in ruts with my atv, and those are hard to deal with. 
Title: Re: Deer Cane tips
Post by: [Blocked] on May 07, 2010, 03:50:03 AM
I have found that a clay soil works better than sandy soil. I start my mineral site with a 50lb mineral block. I'll dig a hole and place the block in it and as the mineral block melts it will leach into the soil. I will later pour deer cocaine into the site a few times a year. It may take them alittle while to find it but once they start they'll continue to use the site. Bubba Brown's Brown sugar and salt receipe works great also. I've got two sites on our property that I started a few years back and starting in the spring and summer the deer just tear them up.  @--0--0101
Title: Re: Deer Cane tips
Post by: [Blocked] on May 18, 2010, 05:55:25 PM
It's easy to apply .I just put some liquid form of deer cane down on state land. The deer love it but watch out the bears do too. All you need to do is brush away the leaves and pour it on the exposed ground. You should be fine. Good Luck!
Title: Re: Deer Cane tips
Post by: [Blocked] on May 21, 2010, 06:21:39 AM
 I don't know about deer cane ...It's not legal to use in NYS ...but some years ago I found a very old container of cherry coolaid way in the back of the pantry....well I wanted the plastic container so walked out in the hedge row and dumped it.....You'd have thought I'd rung a dinner bell because in 2 days the dogs were going crazy at night and then in the early mornings we saw what the commotion was about...the deer were at the dump spot ..I checked the area and deer ..raccoon....squirrel...I think skunk or possum...well not much hadn't visited that spot to dig in the dirt and left tracks.....

Now in NY if deer or bear visit your yards BIRD feeder they can fine you for feeding and baiting wild life @--0--0122...so it's the garbage for things like that now
Title: Re: Deer Cane tips
Post by: [Blocked] on May 21, 2010, 09:17:00 AM
I don't know about deer cane ...It's not legal to use in NYS ...but some years ago I found a very old container of cherry coolaid way in the back of the pantry....well I wanted the plastic container so walked out in the hedge row and dumped it.....You'd have thought I'd rung a dinner bell because in 2 days the dogs were going crazy at night and then in the early mornings we saw what the commotion was about...the deer were at the dump spot ..I checked the area and deer ..raccoon....squirrel...I think skunk or possum...well not much hadn't visited that spot to dig in the dirt and left tracks.....

Now in NY if deer or bear visit your yards BIRD feeder they can fine you for feeding and baiting wild life @--0--0122...so it's the garbage for things like that now
Yes they are getting carried away here, you cannot feed birds if deer come in to pickup the spilled seeds. Lee showed me an article where someone in NY was fined for this.
Title: Re: Deer Cane tips
Post by: [Blocked] on May 29, 2010, 06:22:18 PM
I had success with deer cane black magic on the edge of a trail leading to a field.  If you want a more beneficial mineral check out Tagout.
Title: Re: Deer Cane tips
Post by: [Blocked] on September 15, 2018, 04:39:09 PM
Welcome to the forum John888.
Title: Re: Deer Cane tips
Post by: [Blocked] on September 15, 2018, 05:45:25 PM
I have had mineral licks in the same place for 7 years , I started them right on trails in the woods , took about a week before they were being hit really hard . Put the deer cane where you know they will find it and then refresh it regularly .  ##$%#1118   mine are out year round .  @--0--0118