The pail is pre-drilled with precise holes and comes with 10 lbs of Glory Mineral. This setup is known to last up to 1 full year in the Spring/Summer rains. The rain simply runs down the tree throughout the year, constantly replenishing the mineral. All you need to do is top it up when the pail is empty. Adding 5 lbs more in the fall will help bring traveling deer in for a look.
Glory has the bases of Blaze mineral but is geared towards bucks and their antler development. Higher levels of Phosphorus and Calcium will aid in skeletal development in bucks, hence increasing the opportunity to have larger antlers over time.
The sweet smell that we add to Glory Mineral will bring them in from a long ways out as the wind blows by its location.
The ideal time to be putting out the Mineral Fountain is the spring of the year. As deer move from their wintering grounds to settle in for the summer, this is the time to keep them on the property. In Southern Ontario, we like to do this as soon as the snow is melting, March through April is a perfect time to get it out after that long drawn out winter.
As the summer progresses and the mineral liquefies you can top it up. No more than ¾ full or it won’t drain properly.
If it doesn’t rain for a long time, adding no more than a 500ml bottle of water will start the mineral flowing again. The Rack Stacker Guy always takes a bottle of water in, just in case.
We put this out every winter and have always seen deer coming to it. The extra minerals help with pregnant does and buck antler development.
Awesome product. Deer just hammer it!