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Old 01-19-2012, 03:53 PM   #1
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1/19/2012:

Went to Tractor Supply, saw "Block Topper" reduced to $2.99. Thought why not. Purchased 50lb salt block for $4.99. Went to new spot, found intersection where 5 heavy traffic travel paths crossed. Installed as prescribed. Bury 1/2, pour powder all around, then pour liquid over. Set up Trophy Cam. Will check in 1 week.
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:55 PM   #2
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looks interesting, can't wait to see if anything hits it!
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:08 PM   #3
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This will be a good product test
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:25 PM   #4
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hope you have backup power and like a 32 gb memory stick....
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:44 PM   #5
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I will be tuned in!!
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:46 PM   #6
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The racoons will be happy for you....
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:48 PM   #7
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:57 PM   #8
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Hope it works.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:01 PM   #9
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can't wait to see what comes to it!
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:52 PM   #10
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They didn't touch mine.
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:40 PM   #11
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Tuned in
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:57 PM   #12
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:03 PM   #13
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Tuned in. The bucks at our place tore it up until season.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:35 AM   #14
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should have at least left them some graham crackers.
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:07 PM   #15
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Well got bored & checked the camera on Saturday. I walk up to see absolutely no "topper" product left. I am thinking, woohoo, yeah buddy! I open the camera to find 2 pictures on the card. Here they are. One from the first day, one from the last day before getting card. Trophy Cams have never let us down before, don't know what happened. Aliens delete the card because the love block topper and can't let their secret out? Who knows. Didn't bring another camera, so I left that one out there with a new card. The place is a little out of the way so I'll bring another camera out there later I guess. Probably just set it up on some corn. At least something ate it, but it's still pretty darn irritating having 2 pictures, before & after.
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:10 PM   #16
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dang, hate when that happens
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:11 PM   #17
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Rain?
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:14 PM   #18
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No rain during that time span. The leaves were all tracked up too. It was very heartbreaking. Haha. But maybe I'll live.
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:15 PM   #19
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Hmm...
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:40 PM   #20
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I think I am going to purchase some Buck Candy & it can be my next experiment in pictures. Except this time, I will be using my brand new 8mp TC
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:28 PM   #21
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flies were all over mine last time I used it, to no avail
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:53 AM   #22
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I hate when a trail cam does that.

Its happpened to me a few times. All of the corn gone within two pics but no pics on what ate the corn. Frustrating and funny at the same time
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:00 PM   #23
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:33 PM   #24
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i use block topper alot it works for me the deer will eat a wholr mineral bock within a month
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Old 02-06-2012, 02:52 PM   #25
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This experiment pretty much went bust due to camera battery issues. Turns out the batteries in the camera were getting low. Took almost 10 months of very heavy usuage (everyweek taking pictures) to get the energizer lithium AAs to give up. Impressive. Although I don't know what tore it up- some kind of animal went to town on the topper. It was gone within the first 4 days, all that was left was the salt block. The salt block took a real beating during the last 3 weeks (of pretty much continual rain here).
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:36 PM   #26
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the topping usually dissipates and only leaves a scent. I find that if you put the topper on a mineral rock instead of a salt block it works better
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:39 PM   #27
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Disappointing to not have 1 pic for sure...better luck on the next set.
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:28 PM   #28
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camera looks too high IMO
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:55 AM   #29
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I did a snake oil experiment last yr. here on my farm. Bought one each of every mineral or salt block Cabelas offered. Placed them side by side next to a protein feeder and corn feeder I run yr. round. Deer hammered corn of course and normal protein consumption. All the blocks slowly melted away with hardly any deer usage.

I believe all the blocks , potions , big deer on bag stuff is for the most part snake oil. Marketing but of no real value. That doesnt mean I wont try something else this yr. though

Bottom line is nothing beats the basics: foodplots, protein supplements, and smart herd and habitat mgt.
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:02 AM   #30
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We have a few pictures of bucks and does hitting salt blocks. Only the rocks though not sure they like the others
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:06 PM   #31
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I put some Block Topper this weekend on my 50 lb apple salt block from Academy. Both on clearance
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:17 PM   #32
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I bought some of those buck lolly pops that ya hang from a tree limb. Nothing ever hit it, waste of money in my experience.

Buck candy is the only product that I believe in. Deer and hogs seem to like it according to my highly unscientific research. It may not work in all areas of Texas, but it seems to attract them more than just regular corn in NE Texas.

Never had luck with the corn PVC tube feeders that ya lay on the ground. All the corn went away, but they did not make a circle. May try them again at some point.
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:25 PM   #33
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I quit using the blocks when the pigs destroyed one in less than 2 days, they actually rolled the thing off into the woods,
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Old 02-24-2014, 04:40 PM   #34
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Yeah. If I want pictures, rice bran and hand tossed corn is the way to go. For our ranch, rice bran is like catnip.
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:36 AM   #35
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:38 PM   #36
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Put 2 of these out......not much action at all. HIGHLY disappointed.

Rice Bran does work as an attractant, but man nothing beats corn
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:21 PM   #37
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