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#3347579 - 09/04/13 09:09 PM Salt All Year?
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Just wondering about how people are treating their salt licks. Are you keeping salt all year? Putting out a certain time and then backing off?

Any benefit to an all year source?

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#3347605 - 09/04/13 09:29 PM Re: Salt All Year? [Re: SharpMuzzys]
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I put one out in March and one in Aug. They use mine yr round.
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#3347616 - 09/04/13 09:37 PM Re: Salt All Year? [Re: rem270]
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April and August. I always throw a Trophy Rock out 10' away. Been doing the Pepsi Challenge for a couple of years now.
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#3347891 - 09/05/13 08:31 AM Re: Salt All Year? [Re: Greg M]
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SharpMuzzys,

Deer in some locations will use salt all year round, while deer in other locations almost complete stop utilizing salt during the cool/cold months. The only way to know is to test salt usage in your area with trail-cams.
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#3348049 - 09/05/13 10:49 AM Re: Salt All Year? [Re: BSK]
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Put out 100 pounds in the spring at the same spots every year.
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#3348150 - 09/05/13 12:05 PM Re: Salt All Year? [Re: de novo]
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They use it at my place all year.
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#3348182 - 09/05/13 12:38 PM Re: Salt All Year? [Re: Football Hunter]
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My pictures over salt/mineral licks drop off to probably 10% beginning mid to late October. They don't pick up until warm weather.
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#3348355 - 09/05/13 03:24 PM Re: Salt All Year? [Re: Hunter 257W]
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 Originally Posted By: Hunter 257W
My pictures over salt/mineral licks drop off to probably 10% beginning mid to late October. They don't pick up until warm weather.


My pics drop to zero over salt by late September. Usage doesn't start again until late March.
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#3348556 - 09/05/13 06:46 PM Re: Salt All Year? [Re: SharpMuzzys]
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I taper off in Sept......and start again in February..........they wear it out most of the year and I put out around 1000# per year spread out in about 6 diff. licks.
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#3350274 - 09/07/13 09:34 AM Re: Salt All Year? [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
My pics drop to zero over salt by late September. Usage doesn't start again until late March.

My observations have been similar, although would not say a full "zero". The usage drops over 90% between late August and late September, and becomes mostly nocturnal.

Can't tell you how many times I've spent the opening day of archery season perched high over a salt lick, and never seen a deer. Never mind these same licks were being regularly visited during daylight by numerous deer throughout the summer and right up until a few days before archery season.

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