Make a Salt Lick for Deer

Updated By HuntBlind Experts on February 21, 2023

Every hunter wants to offer deer edibles that would attract the deer. Salt is an ingredient that can keep deer around you. You can get them Salt Lick and Mineral Lick, which they will surely like. You can get it from the market or order it from an online store. You can also make Salt Lick and Mineral Lick for the deer with your hands with the recipe shared in this buying guide.


You can make Salt Lick and Mineral Lick by yourself with the help of the ingredients, which you can get quickly from your local feed stores such as Rural King, Southern States, Tractor Supply, etc.

1 Part Di-Calcium Phosphate
It is the recipe’s first ingredient, which will help you make the recipe. You can get this ingredient from the local feed store. It is a feed additive for cattle, goats, horses, and swine. This ingredient comes in a 50 lb bag, costing around $30.

2 Parts Trace Mineral Salt
This material, the second item of the recipe, would help promote digestion and growth. It comes in a 50 lb bag and costs under $10.

1 Part Stock Salt
This material is the 3rd ingredient of the recipe, which you would get quite quickly. It’s just ice cream salt which comes in a 50 lb bag and would cost you under $10.


You can get the recipe items and ingredients from the local feed store or elsewhere. You can get two of the above items from the Amazon store. The two ingredients which you can get from Amazon are as follows:

Di-Calcium Phosphate

There’s no item available with this name on Amazon. But there is an alternative or another brand for this ingredient which you can get on Amazon. The other two items available on Amazon are as follows:

Trace Mineral Salt – You can find six core micro minerals in the Trace Mineral Bag of Salt. They are Zinc, Manganese, Cobalt, Copper, Iodine and Iron. All these core microminerals are necessary for essential animal health. This item is specially formulated for all beef and dairy horses, pigs and cattle classes. The bag weighs 50 lb and won’t cost you much.

Salt Stock – You can get the salt stock ingredient from amazon with its exact name. This item is for all beef and dairy horses, pigs and cattle classes. It includes the Anti-caking Agent Yps. You can use these items both as stock salt and mixing salt. It guarantees a 95% purity level for the fine stock. The bag weighs 50 lb and will not be heavy in your pocket.


If you have all the ingredients from the market or an online store, it’s time to make the Salt Lick for deer. The given are some steps you need to follow to make Salt Lick:

  • You need to mix all minerals or ingredients in a large bucket and mix it.
  • After mixing, you should get to where you think the deer frequently walks.
  • You should dig a hole about 8 inches deep at the above site.
  • After this, you need to pour the bucket that contains the mineral mixture into the hole. If you have it, you can also run old tree stumps around it,f you have them.
  • You can place a trail camera near the hole to watch the deer afterwards.

You can create Salt Lick in different places with 50 lb bags of the ingredients.


You can make a Salt Lick at your hunting property for deer so that you can see them. The recipe mentioned above will help you to do it. You can quickly get all the ingredients at the local feed market, or you can also get some elements from Amazon. Buy ingredients, and make this recipe today to attract deer.

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Doug Norton
Content Manager at HuntBlind


Donning curly locks and the latest outdoor gear, Doug Norton is the senior editor and writer on the HuntBlind reviews team. Born and raised in Texas, he has been bowhunting for the last 7 years to great acclaim. With the experience he has built through adapting to different environments across the globe, Doug has leveled-up his wild game talents to give the hook and bullet folks some of the best insights available on the world wide web.