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    ok so i look online and get about 100 different recipes for a mineal lick. my question is this. how do i make a BLOCK? what can i use to make this mixture stick together and dry solid?

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    They are so cheap I can't imagine wanting to make one myself.

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    Get yourself a few 1 gallon jugs, put in about 1 bottle of maple syrup or molasses to every 4 to 5 containers of salt. You can even substitute some of the salt for things like sugar or some other type of mineral you can get a hold of. Shake it up let it sit someplace for about 3 weeks with the lid slightly loose so the air can still get in but you wont spill it, and it should be hard. Next take it to your spot and cut it out of the container, make sure you cut it out there cause sometimes its still slimmy if you didnt use enough salt. The deer by me love it cause 1 its a source of salt and its very very sweet cause of the maple syrup and possibly even sugar. Plus even if it rains if you put it on flat ground or in a small hole it turns into a salt lick that the deer will rip up for weeks. You can even put corn or oats of hay into it if your want to give it some texture.

    Make sure its by some water though or else they wont hit it very hard...swampy regions or by a brook usually is best i find. The best part about it is it is usually under 6 bucks and it lasts twice as long as a normal lick cause it is so salty and so sweet that the herd of deer wont eat it all in a day and the bear cant take it all on ya

    Another way i was thinking i might try soon is a spackle bucket with a lid, mix in a bunch of corn and molasses with the salt and stir it up real good.

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    Good post!
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    tractor supply in blairstown has salt onsale. 50 lb bags.

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    I am going to try that ....

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    i dont like to use blocks so much anymore. funny thing happened. i guess they grew legs and joined my 8 tree stands that decided to vanish from my hunting area.i only use granular or pellets. its too much work for a thief to rake up. also i dont worry about the whole fancy rack mineral thing anymore. the studies ive seen show that it takes years of proper minerals to help with the racks in a herd. plain old salt will attract them for the cameras as well as help lactating does and bug control.if you can even find dicalcium phosphate you can add it to the mix but i wouldnt sweat it.

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    If you bring your sugars to a boil for a few min they will cool rock hard. Matter of fact if you go to a hershey's cocoa can and look at the directions for skillet fudge you can see the temp to bring the boil to.then add to your mix you will have to play with it. if temp is to high you burn if not high enough it will not harden. I just let out a secret but not all of it .
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    now you got me thinking redneck.
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