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#519013 - 12/06/07 05:15 PM Re: . Minerals [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
hard country,

Yes, all of what you said about nutritional requirements is correct, but there is no evidence providing those things at mineral/salt licks benefits deer in real-world situations. When comparing deer that have access to mineral licks versus deer in the same area that do not, there is no difference in animal performance.

I use salt licks simply because they are great locations for photo-inventorying the resident summer population.

no arguments here bsk i was simply refuting deer chaser's statement that "deer do not need salt to live" and also dis agree with him on the "mineral licks dont keep deer on a property, good habitat and cover do that"
im no expert, but there are many needs in a deer's diet and i know that deer actively seek out sodium, so if you dont have it, others will.
i would like to see more studies done on this. particularly on deer that live in overpopulated areas and feed on less than desirable browse. i believe that a deer with a normal diet would not especially benefit from this, but starving ones might.
i really wish i could remember the study on phosphorous and calcium supplements which aided does in lactation. i cant find it but if i can i will post.
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#519086 - 12/06/07 05:53 PM Re: . Minerals [Re: hard county]
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Deer absolutely will seek out salt. In fact, there have been studies showing some deer traveled great distances to access it. However, I don't think it "holds" deer on a property. Even food plots won't "hold" deer on a property, although they will attract them to the property. The problem is, most feeding occurs at night, and deer will travel to and from their feeding areas during darkness.

The only thing I have found that will truly hold deer on a property during hunting hours (daylight) is good-quality cover and sanctuaries from hunting pressure.
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#519354 - 12/06/07 08:43 PM Re: . Minerals [Re: BSK]
hard county
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
Deer absolutely will seek out salt. In fact, there have been studies showing some deer traveled great distances to access it. However, I don't think it "holds" deer on a property. Even food plots won't "hold" deer on a property, although they will attract them to the property. The problem is, most feeding occurs at night, and deer will travel to and from their feeding areas during darkness.

The only thing I have found that will truly hold deer on a property during hunting hours (daylight) is good-quality cover and sanctuaries from hunting pressure.

again i agree cover is needed to keep deer around, but the more you have that the deer want, the less the hours they are off of your property and the more they are reaping the benefits of a proper habitat program
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#519694 - 12/07/07 07:57 AM Re: . Minerals [Re: hard county]
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 Originally Posted By: hard county
 Originally Posted By: BSK
Deer absolutely will seek out salt. In fact, there have been studies showing some deer traveled great distances to access it. However, I don't think it "holds" deer on a property. Even food plots won't "hold" deer on a property, although they will attract them to the property. The problem is, most feeding occurs at night, and deer will travel to and from their feeding areas during darkness.

The only thing I have found that will truly hold deer on a property during hunting hours (daylight) is good-quality cover and sanctuaries from hunting pressure.

again i agree cover is needed to keep deer around, but the more you have that the deer want, the less the hours they are off of your property and the more they are reaping the benefits of a proper habitat program


Having "some of everything" is definitely the way to go. But if I had to pick just one habitat management practice, or of someone asks me what the most single powerful player is, the answer is good-quality and well-distributed cover habitat.
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