A deer lick is a block of salt and minerals that is used to attract wild deer who come in search of a quick source of nutrients. Deer licks are indispensable to a good hunter, but there is no need to shell out your hard-earned cash to purchase one. You can make your own apple-flavored deer lick at home using simple, inexpensive ingredients.
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DIY Make Your Own Artificial Salt Lick Artificial salt licks can be made from plain granular salt or better sea salt which contains a lot of trace minerals besides sodium chloride. However, commercial mineral salt available in bags or solid blocks from the local agricultural feed store is best and cheaper than sea salt. These products contain higher concentrations of minerals and sometimes molasses to make them more attractive.
Deer mineral licks help improve herd health and increased antler growth. Few things are more rewarding to hunters and landowners than creating something beneficial for wildlife, and that includes adding mineral licks to your property. Minerals are necessary for whitetail deer health. Along with normal bodily functions, minerals are important for antler development in bucks during summer months.
Have you ever wondered why deer hammer mineral licks in the warm-weather months more than any other time of year? Deer, during this time of year, are actively searching for it. This is also why mineral licks make excellent trail camera spots in the summer.
The best deer mineral program is one that features variety and consistency. Here are some deer mineral recipe tips and tactics to get your whitetails as healthy as they can be. Supplemental minerals may be beneficial to deer and the sites are great places for camera surveys.
Tollfree: Mineral Licks for Deer. Mineral Licks for Whitetail Deer As a whitetail deer outfitter for the past 13 years in the Midwestern United States, my primary goal is making sure whitetail deer hunters are placed within weapon range of trophy bucks. However to do so is my job to make sure our land tracts and outfitting service is providing that correct habitat, food sources, water supplies, and mineral licks for deer in order for them to reach their full potential.