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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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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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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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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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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Loose Trace Mineral salt is by far the best for your dollar, atleast based on my experience with both.
 

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Winchester said:
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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Rdavis said:
Winchester said:
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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Bone Collector said:
Rdavis said:
Winchester said:
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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