Baiting vs. Food Plots: What’s the Difference?

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  1. Bowhunting.com Staff

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    Only difference I really care about is what is legal or not, nobody can say that a plot is not planted with the intent of manipulating deer movement.
     
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    Baiting in public may get you arrested. No cares if get your grub on in public.
     
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    I can see both sides of the argument. In my mind food plots are more ethical because they generally serve a wider scope of wildlife needs beyond hunting. Baiting on the other hand is generally pretty one goal oriented, to congregate animals at one condensed point of a few square feet. A food plot is going to contribute to a much broader nutritional purpose and is there full time without having to be restocked by hand and on any schedule.
     
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    I heard it explained pretty well how baiting and food plots are different when it comes to spreading disease. You could go to a party in a room and if one person has a cold it does not mean that every person in the room is going to get a cold, that is a food plot. If every person in the room with the person that had a cold drank from the same cup odds are there would be many people that would catch a cold and that is baiting.
     
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    Passing those half gallons of fireball around, one never knows what they’ll end up with!
    Edit: pretty sure I ended up with EHD and CWD both at some point in time from it. Or maybe it was something else, but it ended in a D.
     
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    I always trust that Fireball will kill anything it comes in contact with so things will be just fine.
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    If you plant a field in corn as part of a commercial farming operation and then leave behind or bushog down part of it purely coincidentally nearby to where you have a deer stand... is that a foodplot or baiting or neither? Asking for a friend.
     
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    I’m not sure but I think that’s one vote in favor of hypocrisy.
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