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Thread: Water softener salt, safe for deer?

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    Water softener salt, safe for deer?

    Has anyone investigated if water softener salt is safe to use as an attractant/supplement, similar to a salt block?


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    I asked the same thing about a month ago, got some good replies until it went off course.

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    I'd guess it would be fine. I think it's just salt.
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    I was told to use it in the rock form, not the pellets.

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    The pellets work just fine.
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    Yup, I use it all the time. I just rake the area up real good and mix it in with the dirt.

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    I'm going to give it a shot here soon. I was hoping to do it shortly before rain hit but the way things are going here in Central Mo that might not be for a good long while.

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    Good info here...thanks for posting...I have been curious about this too...

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    I've been using it with some success. I did have to put out an attractant with it the first time just to let the deer know it was in the area, but once they find it they hit it almost daily.
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    As long as you dont get the rust remover stuff, its like 99% salt, which is more pure than most other salt options out there..
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    Yellow bags are pure salt

    Green bags contain citric acid

    Yellow bags are perfectly safe to use
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    Thanks guys. I used it years ago and was wondering if I was killing deer by means other than by my bow.


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    Just read the bag and make sure it has no additives.
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    Rock, water softening and blocks are all the same. However blocks can have various minerals added, thus the yellow, maroon and other colors of blocks.
    I was in the salt business for a number of years and have a pretty good handle on sodium chloride salt.

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