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Bucks hitting the minerals #9039429 04/27/24 07:56 PM
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Happy to see this.

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Re: Bucks hitting the minerals [Re: angus1956] #9039574 04/28/24 03:10 AM
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I have 5 blocks out with cameras. In a month no deer on them.


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I try to keep my trace mineral blocks up off the ground, away from pigs. Deer don't like 'em if a pig's been playing rugby with it. 'Problem is, the block rusts out anything steel you put it on/in. I'm gonna have to just put wood down and switch it out periodically.


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Being in limestone country, they don’t care about them here. The deer will drink from puddles rather than the lake or my pond if there’s water in the puddles though.

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The block has sulpher in it for tic control. The hole in the ground has a mixture of All Stocl minerals, fine cattle salt, di-cal and dried molasses. After a rain the hole fills with water and the deer drink from it along with eating the mixture.

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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
I try to keep my trace mineral blocks up off the ground, away from pigs. Deer don't like 'em if a pig's been playing rugby with it. 'Problem is, the block rusts out anything steel you put it on/in. I'm gonna have to just put wood down and switch it out periodically.


I use the empty black plastic liquid feed tubs.


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We have a few mineral spots that do not get hunted, just for the wildlife's benefit.
Bucks and a bull are looking good so far.

We put out 30-06 and a trace mineral block and they get used throughout the year. The old hay crib fence keeps out the cattle and horses.

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Re: Bucks hitting the minerals [Re: angus1956] #9047099 05/14/24 02:26 PM
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I put out 4 blocks and put them where pigs couldn’t easily get them. No cams but can’t see any sign that they have been messed with in 3 months.


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