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Opinions - Mineral and/or Salt Blocks #8114736 01/04/21 05:19 PM
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Opinions, observations, recommendations, etc about having mineral and/or salt blocks at feeder locations. Do deer actually use them?

Re: Opinions - Mineral and/or Salt Blocks [Re: Klinker] #8114747 01/04/21 05:34 PM
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Yes they do when they need them.


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Personally, I have never had any success with them. I’ve had one sitting on camera for the last three months untouched. Same thing at other leases over the years.

Re: Opinions - Mineral and/or Salt Blocks [Re: Klinker] #8114751 01/04/21 05:37 PM
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Coons love them.

Re: Opinions - Mineral and/or Salt Blocks [Re: Klinker] #8114783 01/04/21 06:00 PM
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A lot of activity on salt and TS mineral block. Had camera on site in summer and was surprised because because of a lack of earlier success. $12 for both.

Re: Opinions - Mineral and/or Salt Blocks [Re: stxranchman] #8114813 01/04/21 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by stxranchman
Yes they do when they need them.

This ^^^^^


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Re: Opinions - Mineral and/or Salt Blocks [Re: Klinker] #8114936 01/04/21 07:41 PM
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My experience has always been that deer prefer them more in the warmer months. An old timer once told me that's because the high salt intake helps them fight off flies and ticks, but I have no science to back up such a claim. I could also seem them as a way to increase mineral intake.


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Re: Opinions - Mineral and/or Salt Blocks [Re: Klinker] #8115000 01/04/21 08:26 PM
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If the rancher keeps out salt and minerals for his livestock, then you're already covered. Also, if you feed protein, that typically has all of the trace minerals built into it.


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I keep one near each protein feeder and watch the deer lick them often.

Re: Opinions - Mineral and/or Salt Blocks [Re: Klinker] #8116074 01/05/21 03:50 PM
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Has anyone ever tried using peanut butter? I watched a video where they mounted the jar on a tree and cut the bottom out of it.

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