LAST EDITED ON Jul-17-17 AT 06:16 PM (MST)
It's been about nine years, but there used to be a G&F warden that posted regularly on this site, so I asked him this very question in a PM. His answer:
"Nah-you're alright with a salt lick. You'd probably be alright putting out ****** ****** unless you actually hunt over them-but we don't advertise that.
You'll have the best luck using the same spot every year with your salt, and animals will return their whole lives looking for salt. Lots of it will melt into the soil. I'm sure you know all this, but I'm just getting at the salt is more of a long term thing then putting out corn or whatever anyway."
I'll leave it to your imagination to determine what the "****** ****** was. I miss that guy, and I resent that some here felt compelled to run him off. Guy, if you still happen to be lurking around here, a big thanks from me for all the good info that you were willing to provide.