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    Homemade pastes/licks

    Hi was wondering if anyone had any good recipes they want to share for making salt licks or pastes. And what are peoples views on their effectiveness

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    Im about to try molasses blocks and see if they work. I have tried the salt blocks without much success. Its for roe and they seem to be pretty selective.
    Here,s my recipe:

    2 loaves stale bread
    13 x 9 inch pan
    12 oz. jar molasses
    12 oz. jar honey
    1 cups dry corn kernels
    Mixing bowl
    Wooden spoon
    1. Step 1
    Use stale bread to create the deer food. Crumble the bread into small pieces. Fill the pan completely with the crumbled bread.
    2. Step 2
    Mix the molasses and honey together in a mixing bowl. Pour the mixture into the pan over the bread. Combine the mixture and the bread with a wooden spoon to create a mushy texture.
    3. Step 3
    Add dry corn kernels to the mixture. Stir the kernels until they appear distributed evenly in the pan.
    4. Step 4
    Set the deer food still inside the pan outside in the sun to dry. This allows the deer food to form into a large block.
    5. Step 5
    Place the homemade deer food block in the oven at 200 degrees. Let the deer food cure in the baking pan in the oven for 2 hours.
    6. Step 6
    Allow the deer food block to cool. Remove the deer food from the pan

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    Sorry - Mines a secret, Kith and kin and all that.

    "Even at the very bottom of the river, I didn't think to myself, Is this a hearty joke or the merest accident? I just thought, it's wet." - Eeyore

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    Over the last couple of years I have had numerous roe using 2 ounces of cooking salt with 3 or 4 drops of aniseed in a yoghurt pot, or muller rice.

    I just empty it along a hedgeside or near a tree and let the breeze tell the deer where it is. Rain soon makes it vanish though the scent lingers.

    This has been more of a draw than my attempts at calling.


  5. #5

    If you push a short length of broom handle into mix before you bake it you then have a hole in your block and you can tie it a couple of feet up a tree trunk


  6. #6
    Hi Brian
    Thats what i do. Then just put a rope through and hang it in a post or tree

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