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Author Topic: Deer Cane tips  (Read 10624 times)

Offline d-redd

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Deer Cane tips
« 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.

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Re: Deer Cane tips
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2009, 02:55:45 PM »
I usually just pour it on a stump along a frequently used trail.
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Re: Deer Cane tips
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Deer Cane tips
« Reply #3 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?

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Re: Deer Cane tips
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2009, 03:36:24 PM »
Just a few feet off the trail.
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Re: Deer Cane tips
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Deer Cane tips
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Deer Cane tips
« Reply #7 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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Re: Deer Cane tips
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2010, 08:47:08 PM »
How has the mineral been going?  I have some and I am curious.

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Re: Deer Cane tips
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: Deer Cane tips
« Reply #10 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.

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Re: Deer Cane tips
« Reply #11 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
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Re: Deer Cane tips
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: Deer Cane tips
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2010, 08:50:01 PM »
that's a pretty good idea, I'll have to give it a try.

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Re: Deer Cane tips
« Reply #14 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. 

 

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