Do deer like mineral blocks?

White-tailed deer, like many other hooved mammals, crave salt and other minerals. That’s why many hunters use mineral blocks, licks and other mineral-based attractants as part of their hunting plans, and why so many manufacturers make such products specifically for hunters.

What’s the best salt block for deer?

Best Salt Block and Lick for Deer

  • Best for Salt Content: Champion’s Choice White Salt Block.
  • Best All-Rounder: Himalayan Nature Salt Block.
  • Best for Added Minerals: Champion’s Choice Trace Mineral Salt Block.
  • Most Mineral Content: Trophy Rock All-Natural Mineral Lick.
  • Trace Mineral Content.
  • Lasting Power.
  • Flavor.

What is a good deer attractant?

Many of the best deer attractants are mineral-based, as they provide the best results, so it makes sense to start off our suggestions with a straight mineral supplement. Whitetail Institute produces a widely popular protein mineral mix, 30-06, which aids in antler growth and growing the local deer population overall.

Are protein blocks good for deer?

Protein & mineral blocks not only help your deer grow larger antlers and bodies, but are a great place to capture trail camera photos during summer and fall. Through winter deer subsist largely on a diet high in coarse fiber (predominantly woody browse).

Can deer smell a salt block?

Nothing; deer can smell the salt for miles. They will smell it, crave it and come to you; they need those minerals, guaranteed.

How do you bait a deer with apples?

Let’s say you’re using apples. Take an apron with a big pouch on it when you go to bait and load the pouch with apples from the bushel basket. Put a few next to a rub and then cut a couple in half and add it to the whole fruit you just strategically placed.

When should I put mineral blocks on my deer?

Minerals like BioRock or Full Draw Block are always beneficial for deer, but the most activity around minerals is in late winter through the beginning spring when deer are trying to put on weight and recover from the winter. Late summer is also a great time for minerals as the bucks are finishing out their racks.

Where do you put a mineral lick on a deer?

The best locations for mineral sites are food plots, bedding areas and near watering holes. When deer enter a food plot, they are usually seeking salt and minerals as well. By placing the mineral site just off a trail entering the food plot, you are creating a natural stopping point for them.

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