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Salt Blocks

Old 01-15-2004, 01:41 PM
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Default Salt Blocks

I wanted to put out some salt blocks for the deer. Do hogs like the stuff as well? If hogs are going to be messing with it then I will need to stake them down. Do deer get any use out of it, is it an attractant?
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Old 01-15-2004, 06:56 PM
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Default RE: Salt Blocks

Deer will get plenty of from the practice of geophagia. Deer will frequent salt but will usually eat the salt impregnated earth around the block. Deer need salt but their need is greatly overated.

Im sure somone will have a better answer but mine is the correct one.
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Old 01-20-2004, 07:22 AM
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Deer need about 1-6%salt intake during the off months and no more than 10-16% in the green up months. Excess salt will reduce protein intake because of thirst.
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Old 01-20-2004, 06:55 PM
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Go to my site below in my signature and click on the mineral sites button. It's got a recipe and instuctions for a mineral site that will attract and also be beneficial to the deer. You'll end up with about 300lbs of minerals and some salt for $60 or less.
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