Mineral licks for deer

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To subscribe, click here. That much I could tell even through the dense foliage, but his head was down. I waited anxiously with the binoculars glued firmly to my eyes. When he finally lifted his head I saw a rack with superb mass, four nice points jutting up off the left beam, three on the right and good brow tines.

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Christian Monson March 18, October 10, Hunting. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no additional cost to you. Learn more. Some of my earliest memories were putting out salt licks with my grandpa.
A mineral lick also known as a salt lick is a place where animals can go to lick essential mineral nutrients from a deposit of salts and other minerals. Mineral licks can be naturally occurring or artificial such as blocks of salt that farmers place in pastures for livestock to lick. Natural licks are common, and they provide essential elements such as phosphorus and the biometals sodium , calcium , iron , zinc , and trace elements required in the springtime for bone , muscle and other growth in deer and other wildlife, such as moose , elephants , tapirs , cattle , woodchucks , domestic sheep , fox squirrels , mountain goats and porcupines. Such licks are especially important in ecosystems with poor general availability of nutrients. Harsh weather exposes salty mineral deposits that draw animals from miles away for a taste of needed nutrients.