Teach wrote: »
Instead of mineral blocks, I use trace mineral salt in 50 Lb. bags, find a semi-rotten tree stump, and pour as much salt as it will hold into the hole in the middle. Rain makes the salt and trace minerals leach into the wood, and the deer lick and nibble at it. Over the course of several seasons with repeated treatment of the same stumps, they get nibbled away down below ground level and the area becomes a salt lick several feet across. One lick that began as a treated stump about 15 years ago is now 10 feet or more across, and almost a foot deep! Several others are about half that big. The stumps disappeared several years ago, so now I just dig a shallow hole in the middle of the area and pour the salt onto the ground.
JerryBobCo wrote: »
If it were just cows, and you had permission, you could build a small barbed wire fence around it. That wouldn't stop pigs, though, and the landowner might not allow it.
Can you hang it from a tree high enough to keep cows away but let deer get to it?