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#3276653 - 06/27/13 06:08 AM mineral sites how many?
pseshooter300
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How far apart do you put your trophy rock or whatever mineral you use. I read a article that said every 20 acres. I have a mineral site on the property that has been there for probably 2 or 3 years and they have a hole where the original site is and where I keep adding new. But I'm afraid if I add more it will make them to not frequent this one as much. What are your opinions.
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#3276675 - 06/27/13 06:56 AM Re: mineral sites how many? [Re: pseshooter300]
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One per every quarter square mile (160 acres) would be plenty. I have one per 80 acres and individual deer end up using several of them (meaning I don't need as many as I have).
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#3276705 - 06/27/13 07:38 AM Re: mineral sites how many? [Re: BSK]
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I have 6 on 600ac. One thing I did when planning placement was overlay a grid atop the aerial to help determine where to place them so they weren't too close to one another (or there were overly large gaps in placement).
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#3276970 - 06/27/13 12:08 PM Re: mineral sites how many? [Re: pseshooter300]
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 Originally Posted By: pseshooter300
How far apart do you put your trophy rock or whatever mineral you use. I read a article that said every 20 acres. I have a mineral site on the property that has been there for probably 2 or 3 years and they have a hole where the original site is and where I keep adding new. But I'm afraid if I add more it will make them to not frequent this one as much. What are your opinions.
I have 2 on my 63acres,used to have many more,till I realized they really aren't much of a draw during hunting season,rarely seen a deer actually walk to one while hunting.
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#3277015 - 06/27/13 01:06 PM Re: mineral sites how many? [Re: Football Hunter]
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One per hundred acres is sufficient- no set limit.

If my plan was to bow hunt over them I would rather have a few quality mineral sites. If I just wanted to hang some cameras up I would make a few more.
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#3277027 - 06/27/13 01:22 PM Re: mineral sites how many? [Re: de novo]
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Good info guys. I had this same question.
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#3277140 - 06/27/13 03:28 PM Re: mineral sites how many? [Re: plinker22]
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I try to keep one per hundred acres.
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#3277143 - 06/27/13 03:32 PM Re: mineral sites how many? [Re: pseshooter300]
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I have three on 200 acres......I don't know of any on the surrounding properties.
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#3277156 - 06/27/13 04:02 PM Re: mineral sites how many? [Re: TLRanger]
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At the moment I just have one on 235 acres. I intend to put in two more. The land is not a square either which makes it more spread out than you might expect for that amount of acreage. Extreme corners of the property are over a mile apart in the "long" direction.
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#3277169 - 06/27/13 04:23 PM Re: mineral sites how many? [Re: Hunter 257W]
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5 salt licks on 700 acres. On a property we lease a mile from there, 1 salt lick for that 300 acres
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