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salt lick

n.
1. A natural deposit of exposed salt that animals lick.
2. A block of salt, often with added minerals or vitamins, set out for animals such as cattle, horses, sheep, or deer to lick.
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The Salt Lick's owner is quick to say he does not want to blow up the regulatory scheme that keeps manufacturers, distributors and retailers in their own silos.
Find the spot you want to put the salt lick in and then clear the area of grass and brush.
Further, there is a relationship between moose-vehicle collisions and use of roadside salt licks in many areas (e.g., New Hampshire, Silverberg et al.
Buffalo migrated hundreds of miles just to get to their favorite salt licks. Towns often started near these licks, including Buffalo, New York.
Placing salt licks, even if not for hunting purposes, is not legal in New York.
Mad-deer disease is apparently passed from doe to fawn, as well as through shared feeding facilities, salt licks, and touching noses.
Visitors can explore old mining towns, railroads, and even a coal mine, but the salt licks are gone.
The Thanh Nien said, quoting Binh Thuan forestry authorities, the elephants have attacked residential areas in the province, killing six people, in a desperate search for salt because deforestation in the province has led to a decline in natural salt licks.
In Costa Rica, though, tapirs rarely use salt licks, Foerster says, because the nearby salt water gives plants a higher salt content than elsewhere.
Preventive measures include adding magnesium to drinking water or salt licks or spreading it around the pasture with a fertilizer spreader.
Settlers and white and Indian hunters bent on wresting a subsistence from the land required access to waste lands, salt licks, and waterways, but speculators insisted on exclusive property rights.
Some particularly interesting applications using ICP-OES for metal and mineral analyses that have been performed include: salt licks; ostrich feed; shark cartilage; organic cookies; lake water; attempts to make fertilizer from reclaimed batteries; and determination of the effects of breaches in aluminum soft drink cans.