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    Default Homemade Deer Feed Blocks?

    I've been puting out Purina's Deer Feed Blocks and the deer love them but around here they are $15 a pop. I would like to try making my own and was wondering if anyone else has. Any good recipes?

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    Add Peanut Butter and honey to what ever you come up with...They love it...

    you can also make a dripper can for it,set it up over your Deer block and it will drip over top of it...Cut small holes in the bottom and a vent hole in the top,use some wire to hang it...Coffee cans work good for 6lbs of PB to 32 oz. of Clover honey...
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    I found it was easier to buy a feeder. thye eat the blocks on my place in 2 days, Sometimes 24 hours. So even a small 5 gal. feeder with a timer comes out cheaper

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    I bet you have alot more than Deer eating off of it...Coons,squirrel,Opossum,Chipmunks,if its in the woods it is eating from it...They all love a easy meal...


    If you want to keep using the blocks you can make a metal stand for it that the other animals cannot climb,it should help but it wont keep everything off of it...
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    I'm about to make my 1st deer lick block. I got molasses, honey, peanut butter, bread and tomorrow I'm going to stop at the feed store and buy some cracked corn, oats and sheep pellets. I found a lot of recipes on the internet by searching "how to make deer blocks" that's how I found this forum thread.

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    I use a long masonry bit to drill through the deer blocks and put a threaded rod with a large washer and nut on the bottom and a threaded eye on the top. I hang them from a tree limb and they last for quite awhile. If I put them on the ground, they would be gone overnight.
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    Tractor supply has 50lb mineral blocks for $6.50 each Just pour some buck jam on top and they will come back until it's gone. lasts a long time!!
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