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retrieverman

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has anyone tried a combination salt lick and cotton seed? if they are accustomed to corn or feed try mixing in some cottonseed then slowly transition.
I haven’t tried cotton seed, but after multiple attempts over the last 20 years, deer WILL NOT come to a mineral or salt lick.
 

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Deer don't hit salt blocks directly. They will hit the leachate off the salt block. If you look at the contents of a deer food block you will see that salt is only a small percentage of the content. I am feeding corn, mineral, a little rice bran and peanut meal and some 20% protein feed twice daily to 10 deer,bucks and does. BUT IT IS CHEAPER TO GROW PROTEIN than feed it. I also have a food plot next door to the feed trough for them to graze on when they want. I just fertilized the plot yesterday when there was no wind. The soil temps are slowly rising as I am seeing a little growth. I fertilized the plot not to target the plants BUT to feed the soil microorganisms. which feed the plants. My .02
 

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I'd like to grow some plots but I sell all my grass for hay. Gets my fields cleaned up and a little money . There is no way to do both in this Rocky clay ground. Even a no till would be kicking up rocks.
 

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