RE: Homemade mineral licks
I don't reload so maybe lead shot for reloading shotgun shells still come in cotton bags. Anyhow, ever see one of those hung in a tree filled with plain ole rock salt? When it rains the ground get soaked with saltwater. I've seen holes in the ground where you could bury afridge from the deer licking the ground under the bag.
You've heard of the three ages of man - youth, middle age, and 'you're looking wonderful'.
Francis Cardinal Spellman