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#6340840 - 06/19/16 06:00 PM Flavored blocks inside cow panels
ELKMTB Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 118
Loc: DFW
You guys that use cow or hog panels. Do you put flavored blocks inside the pen? Mine has been up for about 9 months now and so far the cows have not been able to get it.

I am tempted to put the blocks back inside the pen but I don't want to provide enough incentive for the cows to break in.

When I put the blocks outside the pen they don't last a week.

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#6340846 - 06/19/16 06:11 PM Re: Flavored blocks inside cow panels [Re: ELKMTB]
tx hunter Offline


Registered: 08/11/09
Posts: 250
Loc: Ft. Worth/Pidcoke
We use them in our pens. Make sure you put them towards the center of the pen. Less tempting to cows the further out of reach they are.

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#6340894 - 06/19/16 06:49 PM Re: Flavored blocks inside cow panels [Re: tx hunter]
WNPHNTR Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 03/24/13
Posts: 269
IMO save your money and quit buying them. Your feeders will attract whatever deer are going to be coming in to that location.

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#6340945 - 06/19/16 07:38 PM Re: Flavored blocks inside cow panels [Re: WNPHNTR]
BOONER Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 5017
Loc: Brownwood,Tx
Originally Posted By: WNPHNTR
IMO save your money and quit buying them. Your feeders will attract whatever deer are going to be coming in to that location.


Blocks last a lot longer than a few seconds of corn. I have put them in my pens for years.

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#6340998 - 06/19/16 08:26 PM Re: Flavored blocks inside cow panels [Re: WNPHNTR]
corkys son Offline
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Registered: 05/31/14
Posts: 71
Originally Posted By: WNPHNTR
IMO save your money and quit buying them. Your feeders will attract whatever deer are going to be coming in to that location.




Use the blocks, I have pictures of deer licking the block and never touching the corn/protein.

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#6341592 - 06/20/16 10:35 AM Re: Flavored blocks inside cow panels [Re: ELKMTB]
westtexaswatkins Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 05/31/07
Posts: 6765
Loc: Anton, TX
My deer love the blocks so I keep replacing them. I don't have cows to deal with though, just an occasional hog.


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#6341625 - 06/20/16 10:58 AM Re: Flavored blocks inside cow panels [Re: ELKMTB]
TexasKC Offline
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 1344
Loc: Houston & Lexington, Texas
I've tried them in the past. Never once got a picture of deer using them. Put them outside the pen and the hogs will roll them around like a soccer ball.

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#6341809 - 06/20/16 01:20 PM Re: Flavored blocks inside cow panels [Re: ELKMTB]
ELKMTB Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 118
Loc: DFW
funny thing is there are several blocks laying around the pasture that never get touched by the cows. But put a fresh on in there and they go crazy. Maybe those are just salt.

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#6342038 - 06/20/16 04:33 PM Re: Flavored blocks inside cow panels [Re: ELKMTB]
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Registered: 04/20/11
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I use the brown salt/mineral blocks, deer used them extra heavy last year, but generally more during the summer anyway. Cows are attracted to the molasses, or other sweet binders in those other blocks. When I had cattle, I used protein licks, since the cows would destroy a small 40-50# block in a minute.
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#6345080 - 06/23/16 11:30 AM Re: Flavored blocks inside cow panels [Re: ELKMTB]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 23348
Loc: Texas
We put some bocks in our feed pens.... but they still don't last a week. Between the deer rats and rabbits they disappear fast!!!
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#6345244 - 06/23/16 02:02 PM Re: Flavored blocks inside cow panels [Re: ELKMTB]
PMK Offline
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Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 4942
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
I tried some of the brown mineral blocks, but they don't seem to hold up very well and break up quickly if wet, rain or high humidity. I have been using the yellow sulfur mineral blocks for years and put away from my feeders. In a cow rich environment, they will last a month or so but without cows, they can go 3-4 months. These also help keep the ticks down on the deer & hogs if they use them. about 10 years ago, a friend that owns a feed store said he had a new product that was supposed to be a huge attractant for deer, called Trophy Rock. I was pretty skeptical since it was pretty expensive relatively speaking but I bought a chunk, took a hammer & chisel to it to break it down into baseball size pieces to put at multiple different locations as a test. All of the "sand/dust" that remained on my tailgate, I slung out in an area that had a pretty good stand of grass about a foot high. The next weekend, there was a bald spot where the grass was and the baseball sized chunks were the size of golf balls and licked smooth almost to a polished state. Since then, I usually buy one of the big chunks and break it down to put out around my feeders. seems like the deer really like that stuff.
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#6345780 - 06/23/16 09:39 PM Re: Flavored blocks inside cow panels [Re: ELKMTB]
ELKMTB Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 118
Loc: DFW
I think someone on here said trophy rock was mostly salt

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#6346116 - 06/24/16 10:07 AM Re: Flavored blocks inside cow panels [Re: ELKMTB]
ThreePeppers Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/06/06
Posts: 365
Loc: Fort Worth/Kent County
Trophy rocks are like crack to the deer on our place. I just put 4 of them out last weekend. They won't touch protein blocks or salt licks but they tear up the trophy rocks.

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#6346238 - 06/24/16 11:39 AM Re: Flavored blocks inside cow panels [Re: ELKMTB]
ChadTRG42 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 9397
Loc: Lewisville, TX
I've put feed blocks in the feeder pens, and they last forever! I'd see deer sniff at them and not touch them. I stopped using them.
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#6354273 - 07/01/16 07:36 AM Re: Flavored blocks inside cow panels [Re: ELKMTB]
974runner Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/14/15
Posts: 52
Interest topic

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