Salt in mid summer
June 08, 2011 at 7:34pm
I’d start with some salt blocks in mid summer. The bucks will crave the minerals for antler growth and it will get them coming by. Corn or rice bran seems to work pretty well in all the pictures posted. First of all though, I’d pick the right location. Scout the area and find where they’re coming through the most. Sounds like a staging area for coming out at night?? From what you said, it sounds like you may not see deer through there except at first and last light. A trail camera may give you the info. The spot needs to be a place that the deer need to come through for a reason if you'll have some luck. If it's a funnel, you have a chance. If there's simply not much reason for them to travel through there and it puts them in an unsafe feeling environment, you're not going to overcome that too easily. The only way would be if they came to a feeder and were not bothered...until they were 'harvested', aka double lunged!! Let us know how it turns out once you get after them!