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Author Topic: Mineral Plot  (Read 601 times)

Offline hoytman62

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Mineral Plot
« on: April 09, 2016, 02:52:54 PM »
I have been hearing and reading about mineral plots.  What are you take on them?  Any experience using them?  Construction?

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Offline growalot

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Re: Mineral Plot
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2016, 03:04:04 PM »
I've heard of mineral sites,and licks but never plots ...though I know of micro nutrient use in both farming and plots.

Offline King Ben

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Re: Mineral Plot
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2016, 05:50:14 PM »
I always put out a mineral block (primarily salt) and it does well.  I once switched to 30-06 plus from WTI and the lick went cold immediately.  It could have been a fluke, but I reverted back to the mineral block from Tractor Supply.

Offline popgunwill

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Re: Mineral Plot
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2016, 03:18:32 PM »
The goal is to feed as much mineral and vitamins to the deer as possible. When you switch from a high salt mineral to a low salt mineral like 30-06 (and I've done it) you need to add a little salt until the deer get accustomed to the new taste. Should not take long. I had mine switched over in about 6 weeks. My 30-06 licks are down now and the deer have started using them. The last two years after the change the deer have destroyed the 3006 licks and we killed a couple deer this year with mass we haven't seen in the past. Don't know if it was the 30-06 but that's the only thing we've changed.

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Offline growalot

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Re: Mineral Plot
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2016, 03:28:49 AM »
Well being in a state where any supplemental feeding of game ,other than planting fields/trees,is illegal fertilizing is a must. Adding micro/micronutrients to your basic NPK so they receive them through eating the crop is the only option. You can find them on line.

Offline King Ben

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Re: Mineral Plot
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2016, 06:36:21 AM »
Popgun - Do you have hogs in NE KY yet? 

Offline popgunwill

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Re: Mineral Plot
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2016, 09:37:56 PM »
None where we hunt but I hear they are getting closer.

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Offline King Ben

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Re: Mineral Plot
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2016, 06:39:38 AM »
Pop - You will have them soon...ugh.  They love to wallow in mineral/salt lick sites.  They completely ruin it for the deer.

Offline popgunwill

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Re: Mineral Plot
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2016, 03:42:31 PM »
Hopefully they will stay away for awhile. I understand there isn't much you can do about them. Probably be eating more pork.

POP

 

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