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Old 11-08-2019, 09:27 AM   #1
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Need some mineral block setup ideas

I throw out some mineral blocks at my house for the deer and the dang axis deer eat a whole block in one day. I want to suspend it off the ground but not buy a block feeder to hopefully make it last, yall have any ideas?
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:40 AM   #2
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I did this.
build a box from plywood, probably 1/2 or thicker.
make it with 4 sides, at least 4" wider all around and about the same depth as the blocks.
attach a lid on top, with hinges.
leave the bottom open, but use heavy gauge wire (#9) attach 2 wires, from the bottom of box say 4" below, where they form a basket.
So when you drop in your block, it allows 4" (or whatever depth you decide) to protrude out the bottom,
Now place 2 T post in the ground and mount box to it.
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TSC or local feed stores should have black plastic mineral/salt block holder. It sets on the ground but keeps them elevated and has drains, I use them for cattle have lasted for years and only cost $6 to $8 bucks,
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I did this.
build a box from plywood, probably 1/2 or thicker.
make it with 4 sides, at least 4" wider all around and about the same depth as the blocks.
attach a lid on top, with hinges.
leave the bottom open, but use heavy gauge wire (#9) attach 2 wires, from the bottom of box say 4" below, where they form a basket.
So when you drop in your block, it allows 4" (or whatever depth you decide) to protrude out the bottom,
Now place 2 T post in the ground and mount box to it.
Do you have a pic of that setup?
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:00 AM   #5
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TSC or local feed stores should have black plastic mineral/salt block holder. It sets on the ground but keeps them elevated and has drains, I use them for cattle have lasted for years and only cost $6 to $8 bucks,
I could do that but when its on the ground they are able to get a better bite and can take chunks out of it. I want something to where they have to work at it.
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Google 'mineral block feeder for deer'. I think the key to making them last a while is to keep them off the ground.



here are a few ideas:
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Google 'mineral block feeder for deer'. I think the key to making them last a while is to keep them off the ground.



here are a few ideas:
Thanks, I saw those, I just didnt want to spend alot of money on them
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I have one that is very similar to the top 2 pics. Basically a square of sheetmetal with a lid, and it holds 2 blocks. There is a metal 'stop' on the bottom, so a good chunk of the block is exposed.
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Don't see how you're going to keep the axis out of it. Hard to get to or not if they're needing that nutrient they're going to get in it. May want to shift to another type of block with different nutrients and bury it leaving the top of the block level with the ground.
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Old 11-08-2019, 01:56 PM   #10
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switch to a ranch house block...
hard as heck...
us salt co out of hou
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