mineral licks

Pat and his buck that is one of the top 20 typical whitetails ever taken with a bow.

7 Killer Bowhunting Tactics: Small Internal Food Plots

Every time my wife, Nicole, and I set up a stand in a tree or on the ground, we look for ways to make that location the best it can be. We try to enhance each stand location by making sure there are one or more calling cards available to deer. By Pat Reeve What...

It’s Time to Get Moving on Mineral Sites for Deer

If you want your local deer herd to benefit from a mineral site, now is the time to get one established. According to D&DH contributing editor Matt Harper, in whitetail’s spring and summer, the whitetail’s mineral and vitamin needs spike dramatically. “This is due to the physical condition of the deer,” Harper said. “For example, the...

Create Great Mineral Licks for Camera Surveys, Deer Benefits

Heartland Wildlife, makers of industry-leading food plot seeds, minerals, attractants and deer feed, has announced that Lick Magic, a mineral supplement that attracts, grows and keeps big deer on your property, is now available in an 8-pound bag. As the seasons progress, especially when spring transition to summer, sodium levels in deer forage decreases—but...

Is It All Worth the Time, Sweat, Blood, Briars, Snakes and Effort?

On our DDH Twitter account, @deerhuntingmag, I noticed a tweet from a fellow hunter who had been out in the woods doing some season prep work and fighting with Mother Nature. “Soaked in sweat and bleeding from briers. Come November that set will be worth it.” tweeted Kyle Sheesley (@kjsheesley) who, along with his pal...

Deer Talk Now: Tips for Creating a Mineral Site for Deer

Learn more about the best products to use for a deer mineral site, and how to make a mineral site on your hunting property with this informative episode of Deer Talk Now. Deer Talk Now host Dan Schmidt provides tips and tactics for creating a mineral site that whitetails will use throughout the spring,...

Buck at a mineral site

Your Deer Talk Questions: Mineral Licks and More

Some deer hunters may be taking a break in spring for turkeys and fishing, but others already are thinking about the upcoming deer season and checklist items to take care of. Among those items are mineral licks and camera surveys, and creating a great mineral lick is one of the best ways to help...