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Old 10-21-2010, 12:43 AM
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Where I hunt we are allowed to deer hunt over bait. That being said, I have heared that using plain regular Iodized Salt will bring in just as many deer as a flavored store bought mineral block. Is there any truth to this and has anyone had any result with this tactic?
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:52 AM
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I would think so,, but honestly haven't tried it. Deer will lick the salt licks that cows use. the mineral licks aren't very expensive though. You can get one here that is about as big as a basketball and it's only $5. The thing is, you need to find a moist area and bury it so that it gets into the soil. I had a buddy put out one of these mineral blocks and he didn't bury it... didn't do the trick. Even with salt, I would find a good place along a travel route and bury the majority of the salt, then leave a little on top for the deer to find. They'll do the rest.
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:44 AM
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I think what i will do this year is try both and see which one gives me the best results, then i will post what i find on here. Although, as i'm sure every hunter can attest, you can do everything right and the deer just be stubborn...
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:26 PM
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very true!
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Old 10-22-2010, 07:26 PM
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We had some water softener salt out last year..they like it
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:48 PM
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I second the water softener salt I use the crushed stuff. I also top it with stumplicker so far it has worked great in a bunch of different areas for me. They will dig a big hole in the ground
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:37 AM
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My buddy works at a corn chip plant and we used his floor sweepings (crushed corn and grease and salt, the basic ingredients of the manufacturing process) and the deer LOVE it!
Dug a hole about two foot square and mixed the sweepings in with the dirt as we filled in the hole back in. Took the deer a few days to find it. But after that, it was on.
Salt is a mineral that most deer lack in their diet.
The crushed salt is good to use as well. Mix it in the dirt. They will come.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:00 AM
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sounds like your friends has it made, in the shade, with pink lemonade!
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:28 PM
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Hmmm, i think i will try the water softener salt. if i start hunting on the 13th, will putting it out the 6th be early enough?
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:39 PM
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Make sure to pour some stump licker on top of it. It will draw em in faster the stuff stinks good.
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