You can put salt blocks on your property, but you won’t be doing your deer any favors. Salt lacks nutritional value and forces deer to drink too much water, which takes up valuable stomach capacity. Mineral licks tend to be jazzed-up salt blocks, and deer don’t care for them during certain parts of the year anyway. If you really want to enhance your deer’s natural diet, and supplement the nutrients bucks utilize to reach their genetic potential and grow heavy racks, you need complete, balanced nutritional supplements. You need Cutting Edge!
As for salt? Cutting Edge Initiate and Sustain contain only 1.5% salt; Optimize just 17%.Cutting Edge is not a complete feed, either. It is a concentrated supplement designed to complement natural forage.
Cutting Edge is granular, so it is easy to use… for you and the deer
To create a Cutting Edge supplement site, you simply mix or pour the granules onto the ground in a wooded area near a well-used trail. For the deer, it’s also easier to use than conventional blocks. It’s like a glass of water vs. and ice cube. If you were thirsty, would you rather drink from a glass of water or lick an ice cube?
Also ideal for mixing with corn or soybeans
Corn and soybeans can be great energy sources for deer. However, feeding a singular food lacks nutritional balance and can be detrimental. Plus, the digestion of corn and soybeans in a deer’s rumen increases stomach acidity, diminishing a deer’s ability to properly digest food. By mixing corn or soybeans with 10% to 17% Cutting Edge, you add nutritional balance and buffer the acidity, thereby helping deer get maximum nutritional benefit.