2010 - Volume #BFS, Issue #10, Page #88
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How To Bring Home A Trophy Buck
Dave Wheeler owns a company that has been making livestock minerals for 85 years. About 1996 he got the idea of boosting antler size on wild deer with a special mineral formulation that also acts as an attractant.
  Soon after he started experimenting with it, the local deer population started sprouting record-sized antlers. In fact, one of the first customers to try his "Lucky Buck" minerals, Vic Bulliner, shot a world record 8-pt. buck in 2001.
  "My friends and I have hunted the same property in Southern Michigan since about 1976. The biggest buck we killed on the property before 2001 was in the 110-in. class. The only change we made was to start feeding Lucky Buck minerals in the spring of 1999," says Bulliner, whose world record-tying buck received a Boone & Crockett score of 180 3/8.
  In the last two years, 3 state records for antler size in Michigan have been broken, all on Lucky Buck Mineral.
  Wheeler has had a lot of interest from farmers who lease land to hunters. "It can be worth a lot to hunters if you can consistently deliver deer with larger racks," he notes.
  Lucky Buck minerals come in 20 lb. buckets. You simply dump the mineral on a fallen log or just on the ground. Deer love the apple flavored mineral which contains trace minerals like selenium, zinc, and copper, all of which can be hard to find naturally in many areas.
  It costs less than $100 a year to treat an average size hunting acreage, says Wheeler, who sells Lucky Buck for about $22-$25 a bucket depending on quantity, including S&H. Comes with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.
  Wheeler also offers a new seed blend for deer food plots that he thinks will be just as unique and helpful in creating record-breaking bucks. Called Perfect Perennial, the product comes in a 4 lb. bag and plants 1/2 acre and retails for $39.95 with free shipping. It provides just what bucks need when antlers are growing.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Dave Wheeler, Mar-Vo Mineral Co. Inc., P.O. Box 86, Osseo, Mich. 49266 (ph 888 816-2786 or 517 523-2669; website: www.luckybuck.info; email: dwheeler@frontiernet.net).

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