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#912856 - 09/12/08 10:58 PM Interesting salt lick idea!
winchester77
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Chad and I found one in the area we hunted some a while back. Someone took an old pair of jeans, tied the legs closed, filled them up with rock salt, ran a wire or rope through the belt loops and hung it from a fairly high limb. Where the water dripped from the jeans the deer had bored a hole about a foot deep. Not very big in diameter but they definitely liked it. Haven't tried it myself but as I stated I have seen this in action. All the deer trails in the area led straight to this thing and I tend to believe it's because it always stayed fresh and salty with every rain.
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#912984 - 09/13/08 05:39 AM Re: Interesting salt lick idea! [Re: winchester77]
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That's a good idea.
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#913625 - 09/13/08 07:07 PM Re: Interesting salt lick idea! [Re: MFBAB]
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thats a good idea
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#914109 - 09/14/08 01:12 AM Re: Interesting salt lick idea! [Re: winchester77]
hard county
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The way I do it is use a burlap sack and put one 50 lb block in, then hang it from the tree also you can simply place the block in the crotch of a tree and watch them tear the tree up. Do not put it in a valuable tree as both the salt and the deer will kill the tree.
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#921483 - 09/17/08 08:53 PM Re: Interesting salt lick idea! [Re: LA man]
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#921538 - 09/17/08 09:16 PM Re: Interesting salt lick idea! [Re: buckhorn40]
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You can buy Big salt blocks with a hole in the middle.Run a nylon rope thru the middle and hang it from a tree limb. It works best when hung over a stump or log. They chew the wood and eat the dirt.I learned this in La.we did it to keep cattle and hogs from chewing up all our salt.
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#926888 - 09/21/08 04:30 PM Re: Interesting salt lick idea! [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
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i here you
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#926991 - 09/21/08 06:14 PM Re: Interesting salt lick idea! [Re: ol 'rube]
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Buy a 25lb bag of granulated salt,pour out on a stump and let the rain soak it in. Makes a great lick for $3.00
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#939811 - 09/29/08 11:59 AM Re: Interesting salt lick idea! [Re: ]
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Some good Ideas,>>>>>>>>>>>>> \:\) \:\)
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#992030 - 10/27/08 08:08 AM Re: Interesting salt lick idea! [Re: Boodaddy]
spctbone
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Steal you wifes pantyhose, fill with rock salt and tie to a tree. We do this at a spot in Grainger county. Got a hole big enough to sit a recliner in. We have actually watched the deer crawl into the hole to get to the bottom!
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#993902 - 10/27/08 07:47 PM Re: Interesting salt lick idea! [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: BEERSLAYER40
been doing that in the same place for years with old 6 pocket BDU pants....I even fill the pockets up.

I got a hole big enough to drive a Volkswagen into.

That just didn't sound right did it?
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#1069744 - 12/06/08 12:13 AM Re: Interesting salt lick idea! [Re: winchester77]
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I have used this method for quite some time now but I use an old grass sack. I have also bought salt blocks at co-op and buried them in the ground. Deer find them in just a matter of days, works great.
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#1111583 - 01/03/09 08:40 PM Re: Interesting salt lick idea! [Re: Boodaddy]
Outdoor Lady
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Good Idea, I have LOTS of jeans that are now to small for me (the dryers shrunk them)
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#1147943 - 01/25/09 10:23 PM Re: Interesting salt lick idea! [Re: Boodaddy]
SharpEyeGirl
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gunna have to try that one
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#1148001 - 01/25/09 11:18 PM Re: Interesting salt lick idea! [Re: SharpEyeGirl]
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wish I would have thought about this thread last week...I got a new lease(finaly a long term one) and started a salt lick this past weekend.... I figure the rain this week if it comes will soak it in the ground good.. the pant ideal will help to keep it active I guess. I am going to try it next time I go. with some mineral salt I had planned on dumping...
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#1344376 - 05/27/09 08:01 PM Re: Interesting salt lick idea! [Re: Boodaddy]
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Cool
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