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#1 irish1169

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:23 PM

if you can or do use any kind of attractant or bait, id take a look at these. Deer are eating the dirt around the block and also hitting block hard. 6.50 for a 50lb block.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:30 PM

I don't think your photos loaded.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:44 PM

didnt take a picture, going to buddies house tomorrow and will then. I didnt say and it was brought to my attention, this isnt on state land. It is on private land near his house. either way, less than two months out and they are hitting it good

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:02 PM

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:44 PM

I've been using these things for years. I first noticed that wherever I had a mineral block out for my cattle, the deer would pawl the ground later. I started putting them out for the deer and found that If left in the same place year after year, they will dig a rather large hole. I have since switched to loose minerals, mixing salt, and dicalciumphosphate mixed. I use this during calving season to help my brood cows with milk production. It does the same for deer and also gives the bucks plenty of calcium for antler growth, so I use it at my deer licks too. If you go this route, get the mixing salt with selenium as it gets the deer hitting it faster. I use a 2-1-1 mix, (2 mineral, 1 salt, 1 dicalcium phosphate).

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:47 PM

thanks,msmith. Ill see if they have the items at out feed stores.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 05:31 AM

most farm supply or feed stores have them.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 07:14 PM

this is the time of the year deer really hit salt/mineral blocks. don't count on as much activity come the fall but it's still good to know the deer are getting their minerals.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:32 AM

I went out and picked up one the day before yesterday. $5.59 how can you beat it.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:36 AM

you cant, talked to a couple other guys use them instead of baiting, say they get activity year round. Put one a year out, they are still eating the dirt on the ones we put out.