Originally Posted by Zorkfob. Spring and summer attendance at licks by elk Cervus elaphus , moose Alces alces , Stone's sheep Ovis dalli stonei , and mountain goats Oreamnos americanus in the Tuchodi watershed, northern British Columbia, Canada. I don't think there is any question that these blocks give the ungulates what they need to maximize their health Click here to add your own comments. In comparison to elk and moose using wet licks, however, the durations of visits to licks by Stone's sheep and mountain goats were long Fig. The OP wasn't intended to be my doctoral thesis on the virtues of mineral supplement blends. The ground is dirt because the deer hammer this spot.
Mineral testing....and the winner is "Pops Loose Moose"
I hope this post is appropriate and I realize it covers many different topics, but I would go crazy trying to track multiple postings. Click here to add your own comments. Animals also consume soil geophagy to obtain minerals, such as moose from Canada mining for minerals from the root wads of fallen trees. Thanks for being impartial You can buy a large salt lick block from a farm ranch supply store and place it on the barren soil or stuff it into your wet wood pile but be aware that it takes time to dissolve a mineral salt lick block and some deer will not start using the lick until it dissolves into the soil or wood.
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An owl woke me up very early this morning and am still growling and stomping around in my old man cave. I just throw a brown selenium mineral lick block out at my place and it brings all the critters in like you wouldn't believe. People hunt largely for subsistence in the South Peace, not to acquire trophies. I would give him the benifit of the doubt that he was just curious on the rules. Mountain goats forage on a wider variety of plants than do Stone's sheep that are less dependent on browse Shackleton , which could be linked to their strong appetite for lick soil.
I have always taken the big blocks and smashed them to dust, so that it soaks into the ground and the animals have to lick it, like a natural lick, or have even taken the big blocks and set them under a root wad or in a big hole, so that the animals have to try a bit harder to access them No significant differences in these lick response variables were observed between sexes for Stone's sheep or mountain goats. Use of licks by ungulates. BUT, with my own personal study down in the fall of , I can tell you the devastating and noticeable affect on the moose population. Some feel that it will only be a matter of time before it shows up here in BC as well. I have less than 10 photos of deer hitting minerals in September going back to , and I don't think I have any photos in the month of October.