From time to time we have had these companies contact us and wish to
have the message put out about their product. The word
“attractant” is of value to many who are using scouting cameras.
The thought is that these products will not only aid in the
health and growth of your animals it will also bring them to an
area to get their picture taken.
A bit of a warning first before we continue, this product should not be
put out where sheep can access it. This product contains copper
which is not recommended for sheep. The rest of the ingredients
are as follows.
Calcium 6% to 7%
Salt 50% to 55%
Copper 34 ppm
Iodine 15 ppm
Zinc 135 ppm
Selenium 4.5 ppm
Vitamin A 14,000 IU/b
Other ingredients included are vitamins D3 ,E and trace
The bucks’ antlers are made up of 65% protein and 10 % minerals with the
balance being normal makeup. Most areas have a soil deficiency
that unless you supplement your herd the antler growth will be
limited. Along comes Nutra Deer’s answer.
You take an area probably about 4 or 5 foot square and clean the soil to
the ground. Pour the bag out on the soil and mix it with the
surface soil. Then activate the product by pouring creek/pond or
rain water to get it to percolate into the soil. Do not use
Set up your camera and once this product is found the company feels they
will be busy tearing it up while you are gaining a ton of
Well so much for the sales pitch, we have this product deployed as
prescribed and have a black flash camera watching it. We are
going to give it a couple weeks and pull the card and report the
results. The ticket per bag of this product is about $25 and is
said to last a couple months. That is cheaper than corn and if
it pulls in the animals and they all have heavy head gear more
07-10-2011 update: This has been
a shocker for us. View the picture below and you will see a salt
block and just to the right of a log is a small grey area where
we had this product deployed. In two weeks we had about 250
pictures of different animals mostly deer but we did not have
even one visitor during that two week period to the salt block
or the product site. This is very confusing because they always
have gone to that salt site every time we have changed the card.
We have refreshed the site again and moved the camera (this time
a Reconyx RC-60) to one of the pine trees that you see behind
the salt block in the picture. We will again see what happens.
We purposely left this product undisturbed for three weeks with
two black flash cameras watching it. There was not even one
visitor to the product in that period of time. We do not have
any indication as to the problem but the deer would visit the
mineral block about 6 feet away but not even one visitor to this
site. This being a totally wild area our deer are very much
spooky. We are now going to try the little bit we have left up
on the hill with our domestic herd and see what happens. This
review is closed. A final quick report will be done on the hill
location in about a week.