Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Bravo Foxtrot, AMET, ashleyjc, Whosure, beartrap
61403 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 80226
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44003
BOBO the Clown 41700
BMD 40584
Big Orn 37484
bill oxner 36078
txshntr 34168
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31063
facebook
Forum Stats
61403 Members
46 Forums
420979 Topics
5813051 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#5410806 - 11/10/14 12:31 PM My Dad ...
offinthewoods Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/03/13
Posts: 199
Loc: AZLE,TX
So as I'm eating breakfast my dad shows up, says he had gotten me something from the feed store (mind you I'm 30 lol) and I still get surprises from my dad.

Well its this !!!!!

50# of MORTON SALT lol

He said he used it as he was growing up.

My question not doubting my dads at any means, but does it help with deer.. Not as too antlers tho.

Thanks

Top
#5410826 - 11/10/14 12:40 PM Re: My Dad ... [Re: offinthewoods]
LandPirate Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 11035
Loc: Buda
Like everything, deer need and crave salt and other minerals. But the cows will like it too.
_________________________
Mike
Buda, Tx
Hunt near Freer

Top
#5411016 - 11/10/14 01:50 PM Re: My Dad ... [Re: offinthewoods]
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
Hogs and porcupines love them also.
_________________________


Top
#5411090 - 11/10/14 02:13 PM Re: My Dad ... [Re: offinthewoods]
Western Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 24322
Loc: Wise County Texas
If they need it, they will use it. That block will last a couple years (with no livestock). I have seen deer use the brown mineral salt block more , but still very little . Watched a couple small bucks on mine early in the week, dont see it often.
_________________________
Friends don't let Friends drink and post.......

The first 5 day's after the weekend, are the hardest....

Dennis


Top
#5411094 - 11/10/14 02:18 PM Re: My Dad ... [Re: offinthewoods]
PMK Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 5576
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
I pick up one for each of my feeder locations, but hard to tell from your picture if its slightly yellow??? also referred to as a sulfur salt block??? the animals (deer, cows, hogs, etc.) will lick it and take on the sulfur, which in turn helps reduce ticks and fleas.
_________________________
"everyone that lives dies but not everyone who dies lived..."

~PMK~

Top
#5411099 - 11/10/14 02:20 PM Re: My Dad ... [Re: offinthewoods]
landsurveyor Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 02/16/11
Posts: 4628
Loc: Annetta TX
Used the brown trace mineral blocks quite a bit. Some places they hit them regularly some places they didn't touch them. I have had the best luck pouring a bag of stock salt on an old stump.
_________________________
"A hungry dog hunts best.” Lee Trevino

www.prospectlandsurveying.com

Top
#5411104 - 11/10/14 02:24 PM Re: My Dad ... [Re: offinthewoods]
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 24607
Loc: Texas
Never used straight up salt block but did buy a mineral block once. It lasted all season and looked like nothing touched it. In the off season it finally disapeard and I thought ha something finally ate it. About 3-4 years later kicking around looking for a key that was dropped I stumbled upon the block and other than weathering it looked no worse for ware and nothing had been eating on it.

However we have also put out several bales of alfalfa and our deer wouldn't touch it.
_________________________
It's hell eatin em live

Top
#5411289 - 11/10/14 03:50 PM Re: My Dad ... [Re: offinthewoods]
offinthewoods Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/03/13
Posts: 199
Loc: AZLE,TX
The blocks all white.

Thanks for the info guys.

When I was a kid we would goto the family's in KY+moms side) and my uncle and cousins would pour mounds of regular salt they swore by it. Lol

My 'Bama family (dads) as well would do the same

I guess we will find out. I wish i had hogs just coons. Lol

Thanks again

Top
#5411361 - 11/10/14 04:10 PM Re: My Dad ... [Re: offinthewoods]
wtmartinaggie Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 11/05/14
Posts: 7
i have had pretty good luck with deer cane before. like they said though it just depends on where you have it. i have seen deer on it so i know it works, but it seems like they are all over certain sites and wont touch others. i have 3 sites and just throw a new block next to the old one whenever i see it get low. cant hurt and it isnt that expensive. if they arent on it the situation is the same as my deer feeders right now, corn growing under them and all.

Top
#5411377 - 11/10/14 04:15 PM Re: My Dad ... [Re: offinthewoods]
offinthewoods Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/03/13
Posts: 199
Loc: AZLE,TX
I just placed it today.

I too have corn crops growing.. Well did until I seen this today



Demolished area and nothing was caught on camera mist have ninjas

Top
#5411570 - 11/10/14 05:29 PM Re: My Dad ... [Re: offinthewoods]
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
A lot of the soils and plants have enough salt for the deer's needs. You will see them use it some but not enough to lure them you IMO.
_________________________


Top
#5411587 - 11/10/14 05:39 PM Re: My Dad ... [Re: offinthewoods]
SniperRAB Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 03/26/12
Posts: 21271
Loc: Nurturing Biosphere Mothership
Never seen a need for it but hey your Pops wanted to do something kind...that's when you say hey Thanks Pops up
_________________________

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide