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Old 12-03-2007, 07:14 PM
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Of your experiances what works best? And this is not limited to the three mentioned.
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Old 12-03-2007, 07:21 PM
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i personally dont like salt licks, but thats just me. Doe urine and cover scent is always a very good thing to look into. You can never be too careful with your scent! I like to do some passive calling, not very aggressive. Just like to get their attention.
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Old 12-03-2007, 08:34 PM
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only deer urine is legal in ny so i'llvote for that
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Old 12-04-2007, 05:13 AM
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Of your experiances what works best? And this is not limited to the three mentioned.
If your state allows you to use salt/mineral licks, I'd say they work best but make sure you check local or state laws before using them.
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:59 AM
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We put out salt and mineral block where we hunt but we put them out in july and august so they have time to dissolve into the ground a little and the deer have time to find them. we tried putting them out in the middle of the season a couple of years ago and didn't get any action on them at all untill it had rained for almost a week staight and then they just ate the dirt around the block to get the minerals. we aslo use peanut butter. we get it from a plant in Mississippi and it's the stuff that they can't use and we get a 55gal drum for $100 and we but it in coke boxes and bury a little and the deer eat HUGE holes in the ground we have one where they ate a 1ft deep hole!!! i will try to get some pics from the gametracker that my dad has and put them on here so you can see it in action.
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Old 12-04-2007, 08:44 AM
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wow sounds like what a bear would do .they love PB
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:07 AM
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The peanut butter trick is cool, I have to try that one, good info TNHunter, thanks.
We practice similar techniques as listed above.
I am lucky enough to help manage a large piece of ground. We put powdered deer mineral mixed with salt throughout the area, as many as 10 "stations" giving the deer easy access to these lick spots. After a couple of years the benefits are obvious, now we don't hunt over these spots mind you, its all for the benefit of a quality/healthy herd. On heavily used travel corridors they really pound these "lick" stations.

We also use supplemental feeders in a moderate proximity near our foodplots , leaving them dry until archery/gun season is over, then restock them the rest of the year. Protein based feed during the warm months and then switch over to carbohydrate based feeds in the cold months, again, these feeders are never hunted over, but the travel routes and trail junctions have stands near them.
One of my techniques is to set up 20 - 30 yds. inside the treeline close to a trail leading to and from a food plot or heavy acorn area. Sooner or later they always show up to feed.
Another good trick is to fertilize some of the white oak trees around your stand, and even the white oak my stand is hanging on. You can get hardwood fertilizer spikes and pound them into the ground around a productive white oak and really see the difference in the mast output of that tree come fall, the deer see it too.
During the rut the bucks are always with or close to the does and your chances for a trophy animal come in to play.

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Where do you get the hardwood spikes and what time do you put them in? i realize it is to late this year but we are always trying to develop our hunting land and the owner is up for anything as long as we pay for it.
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some good tips lineslinger
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Old 12-04-2007, 02:32 PM
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Where do you get the hardwood spikes and what time do you put them in? i realize it is to late this year but we are always trying to develop our hunting land and the owner is up for anything as long as we pay for it.
Most nursery's carry them. You can google "tree fertilizer spikes" or something along those lines and find them as well. The cost is minimal, $8 to $12, somewhere in there for a dozen.
I usually apply the spikes in the early spring just before the trees begin to come out of dormancy and once again in late August when the acorns are really filling out.
A white oak (not red or other species) with a diameter of 24" or more, I usually apply six to eight spikes fifteen to eighteen feet out from the base of the tree, applying them in a circular pattern. The main root branches are easily this far out from the base of the tree and these are the working set of roots in terms of absorbing moisture and nutrients. The spike has a slow deterioration rate and will feed the tree well into early-mid summer.
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