2020 Minerals/Salt Licks

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  1. Fix

    Fix Grizzled Veteran

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    Man I wish we could put something down in NY.... I would be happy with anything actually.
    Seriously, do you guys get crazy amounts of pics and what do you set your cameras at. I would assume deer stand there for large amounts of time grazing. I have my cams at the quickest turnaround possible.
     
  2. MnHunterr

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    At my established site that's been going for just about 8 years I get a crazy amount of pictures. I have my cam always set at quickest turnaround. I don't care if I have to go through 3,000+ pictures.
     
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    I'm putting a few out in 2 weeks. All on big public land spots, one of which I think I could kill a big one if I had the intel.
     
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    I have used water softener salt in areas with high hog concentrations. I have had hogs root a block to hell and gone. lately I have just been using livestock salt and mineral blocks. luckily no hogs in my area at this time.
     
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  5. kjstaudt86

    kjstaudt86 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I've been using the trophy rock for about 5 years now with good success. We have tried the trace minerals for livestock and stuff but I had no luck with those. I'll be checking my cameras this week on two new sites that I just set up and will post a few pics of what I have coming to those areas.
     
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  6. MnHunterr

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    I'm going to make it a point (try to anyway) to check my mineral site cams once a month this year instead of once every 2 weeks. So hard not to sneak in and swap the cards weekly!
     
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    Westfinger Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Last pic of an antlered buck is this half rack on the 11th.
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    I put out a couple 20lb blocks of 30-06 from whitetail institute out to freshen a couple spots. First time using it but the sites are established.


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    kjstaudt86 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    That's kinda crazy that he's still holding this late in the season?? My buddy sent me a pic of a stud hes got in his backyard already sprouting off in velvet up to his g2's already
     
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    Westfinger Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I see bucks still holding into April every year up here. I think thats why I never have much luck shed hunting. I can't wait to get some velvet pics. I don't usually hold to many bucks over the summer.
     
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    I have two sites that I dress with stocker salt, dicalcium phosphate and range mineral every year. Seems to work just fine. Costs me about half of what anything in a bag with a picture of a buck on it and works just as well.
     
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    They like the berry mix I think....
     

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    I'm hoping to get a couple out in the next week or so. Some new public land spots just to check the inventory.
     
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    Just picked up one more trail cam and three mineral rocks. Putting them out there soon. Ill probably leave them out there until Mid August to get a gauge of the deer populations in those areas.
     
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    Putting one out on the island? I want to see the monster that resides there!

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    I wish I could but that base doesn't allow trail cams. But from the track sizes I found out there this off season I can guarantee a few mature bucks live back there. I will be putting them out on a new state forest I scouted, and possibly one on a small section of a lake public land area.
     
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