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salt lick

Translation of salt lick in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 (artificial)
    bloque (masculine) de sal
    Example sentences
    • Should the Forest Service vigorously discourage the use of salt licks outside of Yellowstone (where hunters take potshots at the elk in exchange for a hefty fee to the outfitters who plant the licks to lure the game)?
    • The availability of artificial mineral and salt licks may improve the nutritional condition of white-tailed deer, especially if natural licks are absent or uncommon.
    • By the twelfth century A.D., landowners distributed salt licks to attract deer, a technique so effective that the emperors subsequently forbade it except on sovereign hunting grounds.
    1.2 (natural)
    salegar (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • In Montana's Glacier National Park, mountain goats go below U.S.2 to get to their favorite salt lick along the Flathead River - and avoid the fate that so many other animals meet on the 4 million miles of roads now spiderwebbing the country.
    • From personal observation and the popular literature, almost everyone is aware that ungulates and elephants trek to water holes and salt licks, sometimes over substantial distances that imply excellent spatial memory.
    • We installed four pairs of cameras along the edge of the river, one pair at a salt lick, and one pair at a spring.

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