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Question by kdog. Uploaded on July 31, 2010
Mineral block with molasses works fine.
I use a plain white salt block. The deer will come and lick it along with the cows. Countryroad has a better way of doing salt.
Mine takes a little more work---you buy loose bulk salt at the feed store and mix about twenty-five pounds into the soil at your chosen location. The deer had much rather eat the salty dirt than they had lick the block. I have no idea why that is so. You can add mineral salt if you want to, but in all the studies I have read, there is no indication that these additives will help body size or antler growth. Deer need and use salt licks the most during the spring and summer.
Back in the day, I would mix salt with concreat and make a block, so thay hade to come back to get there fill. Now c'mere deer or buck-jam works well.
I was totally unimpressed by C'mere Deer. I sprayed it on some honeysuckle and the deer ate the part I didn't spray better than the treated part. Never tried Buck Jam, but anything sweet is palatable to them once they get started on it.
Ha country-my bad I ment to say deer cane Mix,
Old age is setten in~LOL Buck-Jam in sugger beat,
real good ifen you dont have time to make a food plot.
How about all the above we use all sorts of things from mineral blocks to the c'mere deer and it works great the jam is good as well. We found that sort of each area had their own preference and we just had to find it
Cmere deers alittle expensive and in my experiance attracts lots of bears to. I d go with the salt block or like country road said.
I've done as Country Road, mixed my own mineral mix. I use a lot of Deer co cain and the deer eat it up. Some of my salt stations are 4-5 foot wide and 2 foot deep where the deer have consumed the dirt and minerals. I carry the powder to my planed salt lick area, then mix in a 5 gallon bucket the mix/co cain and water from a nearby source of if none, I'll bring 4 gallons in the bucket. I soften the dirt, creating a small dirt pond so the mix will get deeper and blend better. The only drawback to this is anyone scouting the area will know a lick when they see one, so I try to hide my licks away from the main trails but still within view of my stands.
We poured salt and c'mere deer on a stump. the c'mere deer soaked the salt into the stump and the deer have almost uprooted the stump after 3 years! C'mere deer gets expensive fast, so i just "liberate" some salt from my dads feed room
C'mere Deer should be C'mere Hunter and bring your money along...
Country Road and his description of using loose salt to create "licks" will serve you better than anything else when foliage is on the trees. In my experience deer start to wean off salt lick in late September in my area. This usually coincides with mast begining to fall.
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