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#3179420 - 02/28/13 03:42 PM Deer are hitting trophy rock (pic)
catman529
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I put the rock out at least a couple weeks ago. Only got a few pics and the deer were just passing through or grazing on the fresh cut area.

5 days ago, I replaced the batteries in my Wildview because night pics had gotten darker and darker till they were black.

Today, after 5 days, the fresh batteries solved the problem and the deer started hitting the rock. Around 275 pics of deer in the past 5 days. I had to set the delay from 20 seconds to 1 minute due to the amount of pics. Mostly the same few does re-visiting the rock but I'm sure more will follow. Sorry I didn't have a spare card to swap so I will have to take my computer out there to transfer the pics.

No bucks yet, maybe I pushed em out of the area from walking the thicket too much. Think they will come back for spring and summer?

Here is the rock

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#3179426 - 02/28/13 03:46 PM Re: Deer are hitting trophy rock (pic) [Re: catman529]
Hunter 257W
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That is pretty remarkable getting that much salt/mineral use this time of year. I usually have just a trickle of pictures over my licks in Feb. Just goes to show that deer habits vary as you change locations.
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#3179494 - 02/28/13 04:46 PM Re: Deer are hitting trophy rock (pic) [Re: Hunter 257W]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: Hunter 257W
That is pretty remarkable getting that much salt/mineral use this time of year. I usually have just a trickle of pictures over my licks in Feb. Just goes to show that deer habits vary as you change locations.
yeah there were a bunch of pics with 3 deer side by side with their noses stuck in the rock. Other pics with 1 or 2 at a time using the rock and a few of deer browsing around or passing through.
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#3179533 - 02/28/13 05:47 PM Re: Deer are hitting trophy rock (pic) [Re: catman529]
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Better put another rock there. That one will go quick I assume.
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#3179646 - 02/28/13 07:39 PM Re: Deer are hitting trophy rock (pic) [Re: Mudbone]
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i bought a TR today. ill put it out tomorrow at my spot. there were 4 deer there this evening
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#3179692 - 02/28/13 08:16 PM Re: Deer are hitting trophy rock (pic) [Re: LA man]
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Cool deal! Love Trophy Rocks
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#3179707 - 02/28/13 08:22 PM Re: Deer are hitting trophy rock (pic) [Re: PinchPoint]
Phil1979
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Registered: 11/05/11
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Cool
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#3180022 - 03/01/13 08:02 AM Re: Deer are hitting trophy rock (pic) [Re: Phil1979]
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They never stop using TR on my place
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#3180064 - 03/01/13 08:33 AM Re: Deer are hitting trophy rock (pic) [Re: Football Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
They never stop using TR on my place


Same here.

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#3183937 - 03/05/13 08:35 AM Re: Deer are hitting trophy rock (pic) [Re: Bayou Buck]
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I usually see salt-lick usage explode around mid-March. Although most of the salt-lick use at this time of year is by does.
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