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Fozzy47
Posted: Dec 23, 2020 - 04:32 pm


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Question...Is it legal to leave salt blocks out at the cottage for deer? There is are a number of local deer in the area, and of course they always crave salt.
We love seeing them when they do appear, so we are hopeful it is
a) a good idea, and
it is legal.
They are wild now and should stay that way. We hope this salt block idea wouldn't change that.

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Stay safe, Merry Christmas,

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Fishnhunt
Posted: Dec 24, 2020 - 06:56 am


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As far as I know itís legal. We put them out on our own property to help the deer out in the spring when they are low on minerals. I find that is the time of year they hit them the hardest.

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petersaban
Posted: Dec 24, 2020 - 07:49 am


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Yes perfectly legal

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Chevy
Posted: Dec 24, 2020 - 10:47 am


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QUOTE (Fishnhunt @ Dec 24, 2020 - 06:56 am)
As far as I know itís legal. We put them out on our own property to help the deer out in the spring when they are low on minerals. I find that is the time of year they hit them the hardest.

Exactly

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duckbuster
Posted: Dec 29, 2020 - 12:40 am


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I try salt block and apple block they dont even get close to them? i dont know why

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porkpie
Posted: Dec 29, 2020 - 09:41 am


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Find a rotten stump and dump some driveway salt and sugar on top. Put a game camera on it and enjoy the photos!

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TonyMo
Posted: Feb 23, 2021 - 08:33 am


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Perfectly legal. Like pork pie said, find an old stump. Figure out a way to attach the salt block to the top so it can't be pushed off. What I do is drill a hole through the salt block then pound a long spike into the stump and set the block onto the spike

The rain will cause the salt to seep into the stump and run down the sides and onto the ground. Deer prefer to lick the salt on the ground and chew the stump rather than lick the actual salt block. They will tear up the ground around the stump. TSC has the large salt blocks for cattle. I have used the dark red/brown ones with trace minerals. This thread just reminded me to get a new one

If you don't have a stump, rake the ground of leaves/twigs and get down to bare ground. Then dump a bag of water softner salt onto the ground.

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porkpie
Posted: Feb 28, 2021 - 07:15 am


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Yes the camera is up a tree to dissuade would be thieves.

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