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Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Kane, Pa. -( 2F )-
Frankly you can never remove the salt and minerals from the soil completely. So after discussing this problem with a warden, we came to this idea... Stop adding any minerals or salt atleast 2 months prior to season (I usually only ad my minerals and salt once - right after season ends), let the deer dig and eat the soil till about 2 weeks before season, then go in and completely fill in the hole with dirt and both branches and rocks ( will help keep the deer from digging it back open ).... then after the season ends: go in and dig out all the branches and rock - and ad your minerals and salt..... since I start my sites by digging the Ground about a foot deep anyway, the majority of the mineral and salt actually seeps downward instead of outward. Makes it a lot easier to fill in when needed.
When filling in the site: I usually fill it 3/4 with dirt, then a good layer of sticks and logs (sometimes a piece of plastic), then stack rocks the rest of the way. Which is easy since I tend to put my sites relatively close to a stream or spring.