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Salt block theory

Old 05-26-2007, 12:18 PM
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The obvious benefit is the improvement of the deer's diet and health and therefore rack growth. I am by no means a horn hunter so shooting a 200 class deer isfar from my mainconcern. My question is if I place salt blocksduring spring and summer do you guys think that it will alter their movement patterns so that they will visit that area more often in the fall? Essentially getting them into a routine for the fall months. For the few dollars it cost for the blocks I can't see where it would hurt, but I was curious if you think I'll see any benefits.
Ihope you are really putting out mineral blocks and not just salt blocks.
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Old 05-28-2007, 08:25 PM
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Personally -

I've not found any evidence that Mineral Licks help with Rack Mass. I think Licks are great for monitoring deer (with a camera) - but I don't put much stock in them past that.

If you really want to get more, of the right nutirents, to your deer - the best way is through food plots - Phosphorous and Calcium are best utilized by deer when injested as part of a high protein diet - preferably young green forage - probably a legume is best.

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Old 06-10-2007, 06:13 PM
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I have had a salt lick out for about five years, I take a deer every year at the first part of the season. Hope I didn't jynx myself. The saltlick is in the area with some acorn trees. I feel that the salt lick does not bring them in itself but with the acorn trees it sure helps.

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