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#3188096 - 03/09/13 10:43 AM salt ?
riverman1
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Is trophy rock better to use than just salt ? I started a salt lick feb.2012 on a stump with 50lbs. of just salt. I went back in july and put 50 more pounds on it. I went back yesterday and put 50 more pounds on it. The stump is gone and there is a hole in the ground about 4ft deep and 5ft wide. I've got 15 dollars in the salt lick and the trophy rock is about 20 dollars. This is a pic of the stump last year.

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#3188136 - 03/09/13 12:09 PM Re: salt ? [Re: riverman1]
stik
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some places, yes and some places no. i get 300% more pics on the trophy rock while others have had the opposite results.
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#3188221 - 03/09/13 03:47 PM Re: salt ? [Re: stik]
lpo1981
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I do good with both! I get about an even number of pictures no matter which one i put out.. I usually will put a couple backs on loose stock salt in my mineral site and then a trophy rock on top.
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#3188663 - 03/10/13 08:38 AM Re: salt ? [Re: lpo1981]
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Well, salt has no real health benefit for the deer while the Trophy Rock has a lot of the trace minerals. As far as just getting deer to come to the camera, salt is probably the best - certainly the best for the money spent. I rarely use salt though as I am always trying to improve the deer herd health. Of course there are no scientific studies to PROVE the benefit of adding trace minerals to a deer's diet much the same as there are no studies accepted by doctors to prove vitamins will help humans. I figure that it has to give some positive results though if a diet is optimized. Besides, compared to what I spend on food plots, trees and fertilizing native brows(weeds) a few bags of minerals a year is nothing as far as cost. \:\)
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#3188890 - 03/10/13 02:26 PM Re: salt ? [Re: Hunter 257W]
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Salt is salt in my opinion. I use Trophy Rocks because they are easier to work with and last much longer.
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#3189780 - 03/11/13 01:25 PM Re: salt ? [Re: BSK]
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Loose Trace Mineral salt is by far the best for your dollar, atleast based on my experience with both.
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#3189902 - 03/11/13 04:02 PM Re: salt ? [Re: Winchester]
Rdavis
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 Originally Posted By: Winchester
Loose Trace Mineral salt is by far the best for your dollar, atleast based on my experience with both.


Agree. I Mix 2 parts trace minerals, 1 part salt and 1 part Di Calcium Phosphate to make a great mineral lick. Deer tear it up. I use a bucket about the size of a Childs beach bucket to measure the parts. You can get 3 or 4 licks for about $50.

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#3189938 - 03/11/13 04:39 PM Re: salt ? [Re: Rdavis]
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 Originally Posted By: Rdavis
 Originally Posted By: Winchester
Loose Trace Mineral salt is by far the best for your dollar, atleast based on my experience with both.


Agree. I Mix 2 parts trace minerals, 1 part salt and 1 part Di Calcium Phosphate to make a great mineral lick. Deer tear it up. I use a bucket about the size of a Childs beach bucket to measure the parts. You can get 3 or 4 licks for about $50.


The recipe i was given was 2 parts Di-cal, 1 part trace, and 1 part salt, but if this works, I will go with it. The Di-cal is the most expensive.
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#3190102 - 03/11/13 07:19 PM Re: salt ? [Re: Bone Collector]
Rdavis
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 Originally Posted By: Bone Collector
 Originally Posted By: Rdavis
 Originally Posted By: Winchester
Loose Trace Mineral salt is by far the best for your dollar, atleast based on my experience with both.


Agree. I Mix 2 parts trace minerals, 1 part salt and 1 part Di Calcium Phosphate to make a great mineral lick. Deer tear it up. I use a bucket about the size of a Childs beach bucket to measure the parts. You can get 3 or 4 licks for about $50.


The recipe i was given was 2 parts Di-cal, 1 part trace, and 1 part salt, but if this works, I will go with it. The Di-cal is the most expensive.


It works well for me. Make sure to dig or tear the ground up. About a 4' diameter circle and 3" deep. Mix your mixture in the ground with the soil. You'll be surprised at the hole the deer will dig. Hope it works well for you

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