One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A place where deer come to lick salt, either from a block of salt placed there or from a natural source.
- ‘They tried to make salt from deer licks but in all cases the project failed.’
- ‘Greasy Creek when Kentucky was still part of Virginia, was called Licking Creek by early hunters because of the deer licks there.’
- ‘Ask your hunting guide what type of strategy he'll be using; ie… hunting from portable hunting stands, hunting blinds, over deer food plots, by deer licks, covering field edges and more.’
- ‘As the buffaloes disappeared, like the Indians, with the advancement of civilization, the deer were plentiful, and men would watch the deer licks, hiding behind blinds and killing the deer.’
- ‘The feng shui remedy was to hang bird feeders, plant butterfly attracting flowers, set up squirrel food dispenses and deer licks outside her bedroom windows.’
- ‘The deer licks became so successful that we decided to produce a lick for hogs and boars and have had great results.’
- ‘These streams were later called Two Lick and Yellow Creek.The word Two Lick meaning two deer licks of this stream where the deer came for salt.’
- ‘Along the river, on the farm of Allen Wiseley, in Section 23, are several deer licks, which were a great resort for both Indian and white hunters throughout the pioneer days.’
- ‘Going back some distance he ran forward and sprang into the deer lick, sinking almost to his waist in the mud.’
- ‘I have tried other deer licks in the past with little or no results.’
- ‘Now, the witnesses pronounce, positively, that this is a buffalo lick, and that the others are deer licks.’
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