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#16328 - 09/07/09 09:18 AM My Major Cause of Disturbed Traps -- Deer!
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#16329 - 09/07/09 12:12 PM Re: My Major Cause of Disturbed Traps -- Deer!
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Do you use urine?

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#16330 - 09/07/09 01:29 PM Re: My Major Cause of Disturbed Traps -- Deer!
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Not as much as I used too, before we had so gol darn many of them.

That bottom set is a remake after a coyote. Despite their reputation for wariness, these deer are terribly curious. They'll investigate just plain lure too.

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#16331 - 09/08/09 05:58 AM Re: My Major Cause of Disturbed Traps -- Deer!
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This was one of my best locations last season, until the cows found my traps. I was using salt as antifreeze, notice how the trap beds are licked clean. The upper trap bed is centered, top 1/3 of pic. I'll buy them a salt block this season. smile



Here is the same location a couple days before, notice all the fresh cow piles in the first pic.



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#16332 - 09/08/09 06:10 AM Re: My Major Cause of Disturbed Traps -- Deer!
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Deer will do that too, if you use salt for antifreeze.

I've had them lick a "slick" spot on the edge of a dirthole, where I had squirted urine. I assume they were after the salt in the urine.

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#16333 - 09/14/09 09:38 AM Re: My Major Cause of Disturbed Traps -- Deer!
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Registered: 04/27/09
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Loc: Ohio
I was told to use non iodized salt because the iodine is what gives it the smell. I tried it last year and didn't have a problem with the deer (can't trap in the active pastures). Did I just get lucky or does anyone know if this is true?

Also, I didn't catch as much in my salted sets. Any ideas?

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#16334 - 09/14/09 09:55 AM Re: My Major Cause of Disturbed Traps -- Deer!
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There are many things you can prove or disprove for yourself with a little experimentation. Get a bag of rock salt, the kind you use on driveways (no iodine there). Dig a shallow hole in an area deer are known to frequent, pour the salt in the bottom, and cover it with dirt. You will soon find how "odorless" your non-iodized salt is.

There seems to be some "mystique" about iodized salt, I hear people say (in all sorts of applications) "Oh, you can't used iodized salt." I know of no application (other than maybe some specialized chemical applications) where the iodine in iodized salt is detrimental. But if you happen to be human, the iodine will help prevent goiter.

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#16335 - 09/14/09 03:26 PM Re: My Major Cause of Disturbed Traps -- Deer!
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Registered: 10/16/08
Posts: 29
Loc: michigan
Is it safe to assume that deer wont bother my sets if I use calcium chloride or glycol for an antifreeze? I was hoping to go cheaper this year by using salt antifreeze but it seems Ill just be asking for trouble if I do...

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#16336 - 09/14/09 03:30 PM Re: My Major Cause of Disturbed Traps -- Deer!
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If economy is a concern, go with the chloride.

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#16337 - 09/14/09 03:55 PM Re: My Major Cause of Disturbed Traps -- Deer!
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Registered: 10/16/08
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Loc: michigan
I should have mentioned that I have about 5 lbs of pickling salt on hand.

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