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What Critters Are Gnawing the Sheds on Your Property?

Spring of 2013: We announced our first Shed Antler Study to our online customer base in hopes of retrieving enough information to better understand what animals are gnawing on and eating those shed antlers we so often find in the outdoors with chewed off tines. Our assumptions going into this were probably similar to yours. It was probably mostly field mice, right? Maybe an occasional skunk or woodchuck? Well, many of our customers took part in the study. Below you will find the results presented in our best attempt to organize the information in a way that helps us better...

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Summer is a Great Time to Put Out Lucky Buck

By Tracy Breen Summer is a great time to take inventory of the deer in your area. There is no better way to take inventory than by using Lucky Buck Mineral in conjunction with a high quality scouting camera. Hanging a scouting camera near a feed sight isn’t anything new. However, there are many advantages to using Lucky Buck verses other products when trying to get pictures of the bucks and does in your area. For starters, Lucky Buck is a product that is good for deer. Many of the attractants hunters use to bring bucks in front of a camera...

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Biggest Whitetail Harvest Caught on Trail Camera

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Shed Hunting 101

By Tracy Breen Here we are in the middle of winter. What to do…what to do? The answer is go shed hunting! Now through the middle of spring is a great time to be in the woods looking for shed antlers. Like with hunting deer, the more time you spend in the woods looking for shed antlers, the better chance you have of finding a bunch. The key to success is looking in the right areas. It is true that a buck can drop his antlers anywhere but the chances increase as he spends more time in a certain area. James...

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Perfect for Hunter on a Budget

By Tracy Breen There are many reasons to use Lucky Buck. It helps keep deer healthy and can help bucks grow larger racks. These are just two of the most popular reasons hunters use the product. Now there is another reason to use Lucky Buck. It is economical compared to other popular attractants.   The drought of 2012 is one of the worst droughts ever recorded in the United States.The drought of 2012 is one of the worst droughts ever recorded in the United States. As a result, the prices of corn, sunflowers and almost every other type of grain and...

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Scouting Camera Tips

By Tracy BreenEveryone enjoys using scouting cameras to locate and watch big bucks grow. What everybody does not enjoy is getting 500 pictures of a pine tree blowing in the breeze. Below are a few tips to help you get better scouting camera pictures. Tip 1: Eliminate all small bushes and saplings that are within triggering range of your camera. Taking 100 pictures of the same sapling will waste flash card space and use up your battery. When a buck shows up, you want fresh batteries and a flash card with plenty of space left on it; not sapling pictures. A blade...

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Meeting a Buck’s Needs

By Tracy BreenA quality deer mineral like Lucky Buck should be part of every deer hunters’ management plan for their hunting land if using mineral is legal in their state. Jim Ward agrees with this philosophy. Ward is a deer expert who spends most of his time showing land owners how to manage their land so it attracts whitetails. He specializes in teaching people how to build buck beds. He believes all land owners should increase the amount of time a buck spends on their property by giving the buck what it needs. “A big buck is going to spend most...

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Why Does Lucky Buck Have So Much Salt?

Is Salt Bad? Can you name more than one animal species on earth that has health problems related to excess salt? If there is one, other than humans, I have never heard of it. The reason WE have a problem is because we mix it with our soft drinks and cover the taste with high fructose corn syrup. Then we add it to every other thing we eat like fries, chips, pop corn, steak, chicken, etc. If we did not add salt to any of our food and just had a bowl on the table and took a few licks...

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Exclude Minerals from State Baiting Bans

The following is an edited version of a statement submitted to the MI DNR when Michigan’s ban first went into effect. The origin of the Michigan ban is similar to other states, and that is the attempted prevention of the spread of chronic wasting disease. This report was originally written and submitted by the owner of Mar-Vo Mineral Company, manufacturer of the Lucky Buck Deer Mineral, Dave Wheeler. Justification for Exemption of Mineral Products from Michigan’s Feeding & Baiting Ban I believe the benefits of feeding mineral for the health of the deer, and the improvement of the immune system...

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How Does Lucky Buck Work?

So you dream of going after a giant whitetail? Thinking of scouting him, getting trail camera pictures, maybe even catching him on video some evening and then eagerly anticipating the opening day? Wake up! You can do all this and it is within your budget. With Lucky Buck Mineral for an average of $100 you can run a site for one year and have a guarantee of much larger racks. Perhaps one of the biggest myths involving whitetails is that you can’t make a difference on the size of their antlers. You don’t have enough land, too much hunting pressure,...

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So Why Should I Use Lucky Buck?

Because it works–guaranteed! Lucky Buck Mineral is formulated for WILD WHITETAIL and contains none of the very bitter tasting minerals normally put into confined livestock feeds. If the deer don’t eat it, I know for sure it will not do them any good. These bitter tasting minerals, phosphorous, magnesium, potassium are known to be a large part of the mineral content of the antler and have been put into deer minerals in large quantities because of this. In most areas these are not the limiting minerals for antler growth because of the amounts of these minerals available in the forages...

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The “Lucky Buck” Story

1996The “Lucky Buck” deer mineral was developed. I used the technical information used in the mineral formulations for our dairy cows in developing a mineral mix that would help deer develop larger antlers. I marketed “Lucky Buck” in Jay’s Sporting Goods and around the northern part of Lower Michigan. The response was good, but after two years tuberculosis became a real problem for our livestock producers. I quit manufacturing “Lucky Buck” at that time and was not planning on making any more. 1997 – 1998However, I had a customer in the Addison area who had been feeding Lucky Buck for...

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