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#5985776 - 10/20/15 01:07 PM Anyone use mineral blocks?
texasspazzman Offline
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Registered: 10/15/04
Posts: 762
Loc: Freestone county, Texas
Been thinking about adding a mineral block of some kid around my hunting area. Any suggestions?

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#5985795 - 10/20/15 01:21 PM Re: Anyone use mineral blocks? [Re: texasspazzman]
BowMan59 Offline
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Registered: 07/21/11
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Trophy Rock during antler growing season, can't say how much they help but the deer love them and there loaded with minerals so they have to do some good!
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#5985835 - 10/20/15 01:42 PM Re: Anyone use mineral blocks? [Re: texasspazzman]
Gunslinger Offline
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Registered: 09/08/04
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Loc: Hunt in San Saba
If you have hogs, they'll tear those blocks up in no time. Make sure you keep them in a pen or suspended from a tree.
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#5985908 - 10/20/15 02:52 PM Re: Anyone use mineral blocks? [Re: texasspazzman]
Buzzsaw Offline
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 5023
Loc: Frisco, Texas
I use the BIGB&J blocks, they are more attractants that protein, deer/Axis love them. We are lucky, no hogs....yet.

I'm an "all day sucker" when it comes to buying stuff , I bought some crap like sweet motor oil and poured it on the ground Saturday. I'll see if they like it opening day (rifle). They are "supposed" to dig in the ground and eat it. We'll see

I DO know they don't like sugar beet crush blocks. Put one out last year, never was touched.

Shoot a BIGUN everyone!!
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#5985958 - 10/20/15 03:29 PM Re: Anyone use mineral blocks? [Re: texasspazzman]
MoBettaHuntR Offline
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Registered: 10/29/14
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Loc: West is the best...
Mineral blocks are always good to have around in my opinion. I like them simply because it's one more way to stop a deer with their head down.
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#5985989 - 10/20/15 03:48 PM Re: Anyone use mineral blocks? [Re: texasspazzman]
Navasot Offline
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Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
I put them out if I have a feeder pen up.. other than that the pigs play soccer with them
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#5985990 - 10/20/15 03:49 PM Re: Anyone use mineral blocks? [Re: texasspazzman]
Navasot Offline
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I like using a liquid base that you clear an area and soak it into the ground...
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#5986071 - 10/20/15 04:40 PM Re: Anyone use mineral blocks? [Re: texasspazzman]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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If I were even going to try a block, I would bury it. Try a 12:12 livestock mineral block.
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#5987483 - 10/21/15 12:43 PM Re: Anyone use mineral blocks? [Re: Gunslinger]
DCmac Offline
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Registered: 11/04/13
Posts: 72
Loc: SW OK
Originally Posted By: Gunslinger
If you have hogs, they'll tear those blocks up in no time. Make sure you keep them in a pen or suspended from a tree.

My ignorance needs a cure. I'm familiar with salt bricks from decades of having horses, held by a wire holder in each stall. How do you suspend one? And how can deer gnaw on it when there's nothing to hold it?

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#5987493 - 10/21/15 12:50 PM Re: Anyone use mineral blocks? [Re: DCmac]
MoBettaHuntR Offline
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Originally Posted By: DCmac
Originally Posted By: Gunslinger
If you have hogs, they'll tear those blocks up in no time. Make sure you keep them in a pen or suspended from a tree.

My ignorance needs a cure. I'm familiar with salt bricks from decades of having horses, held by a wire holder in each stall. How do you suspend one? And how can deer gnaw on it when there's nothing to hold it?


A deer won't move it with one lick like a horse will or a hog. They don't need as much resistance. They will bite at it once they are into it. Drill a hole in it to hang it.

Most horse people are ignorant its okay. partyon555
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#5988423 - 10/21/15 10:57 PM Re: Anyone use mineral blocks? [Re: texasspazzman]
KnoxCityNate Offline
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Registered: 09/21/14
Posts: 177
Loc: Knox County
I just put out a "Record Rack Deer Block" and they seem to be all over it

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#5988914 - 10/22/15 10:52 AM Re: Anyone use mineral blocks? [Re: MoBettaHuntR]
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
Originally Posted By: MoBettaHuntR
Originally Posted By: DCmac
Originally Posted By: Gunslinger
If you have hogs, they'll tear those blocks up in no time. Make sure you keep them in a pen or suspended from a tree.

My ignorance needs a cure. I'm familiar with salt bricks from decades of having horses, held by a wire holder in each stall. How do you suspend one? And how can deer gnaw on it when there's nothing to hold it?


A deer won't move it with one lick like a horse will or a hog. They don't need as much resistance. They will bite at it once they are into it. Drill a hole in it to hang it.

Most horse people are ignorant its okay. partyon555

The thread is about mineral blocks not protein blocks. They are rock hard and licked on by any animal. Hogs will roll them around like a bowling ball sometimes, but not nearly as bad as they will with a protein block.
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#5988932 - 10/22/15 11:04 AM Re: Anyone use mineral blocks? [Re: stxranchman]
MoBettaHuntR Offline
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Registered: 10/29/14
Posts: 664
Loc: West is the best...
I thought we were talking about building blocks?


Sorry Im a little A D D. and ignorant too.
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#5988935 - 10/22/15 11:05 AM Re: Anyone use mineral blocks? [Re: MoBettaHuntR]
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
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Originally Posted By: MoBettaHuntR
I thought we were talking about building blocks?


Sorry Im a little A D D. and ignorant too.



You must own horses then, no? grin
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#5988940 - 10/22/15 11:09 AM Re: Anyone use mineral blocks? [Re: texasspazzman]
MoBettaHuntR Offline
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Loc: West is the best...
Yes, otherwise I wouldn't poke.

Although they are pasture only work animals. Not corral pets.
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