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Trying a new salt technique. Will it work?

Old 08-17-2009, 12:18 PM
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Question Trying a new salt technique. Will it work?

I was told by this farmer to buy mineral salt in the bag no licks. dig a trench and fill the it with the entire bag, then cover the salt with loose dirt from the trench. Layout a small amount of salt to attrack the deer. Do you think this will work for this year? I always though you need to start this process early in the year and maintain it to change deer travel patterns. Should I waste my time and enter the woods again before the opener to try this?

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Old 08-17-2009, 12:54 PM
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i hve done this many times only with trace minerals and so far i hve had no complaints about the hole that is dug up by the deer
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:02 PM
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If you put this somewhere near a known trail, the deer will find it. Our opener is less than 2 wks away so I would not go in to do this now - if you have longer it might be worth it.

Not sure where you are located, but is this considered baiting by your state?
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:02 PM
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I think that deer like pawing in the ground for mineral and salt so it makes sense to me.
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:09 PM
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That's how they get minerals from natural mineral sites (from the ground). So yeah.....that's actually preferred.

What I wouldn't do....is place a lot of stock on it being a great attractant....during the season. Around here, they're pretty much off minerals by the time the season rolls around.
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