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Discussion in 'Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by Jimi, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. Jimi

    Jimi Weekend Warrior

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    CoveyMaster Grizzled Veteran

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    Mixed feelings on this matter.
    1. Illegal is illegal.
    2. Private property and deer on it are part of it (my opinion).
    3. Baiting is legal in several states.
    4. Baiting could = foodplots, mineral, managing habitat in general.
    5. Bait does not = easily killed deer.
    6. Especially where intensive management is practiced, does the effort not legitimize bending of rules?
    7. Private property...eff DNR.
    8. "Bait" is a grossly broad term, often times "bait" may not even be a known circumstance by a hunter. Old mineral sites could have nothing to do with a current land owner.
    9. If a deer is a product of managed baiting on private land...what's the point of not hunting over it?
    10. I couldn't care less as long as the guy didn't poach it from a road on property he didn't own.
     
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    _andrewgiles_sio Weekend Warrior

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    They have only charged him, he has yet to be convicted. He bought the property not too long ago, so previous owner could have used bait, and the residue could show up on the DNR tests
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    The guy wanted the glory so he cheated.
     
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    jemcmichael Weekend Warrior

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    This is going to be an interesting one to follow. A lot of variables going on. Warden without probable cause allegedly, vague definition of baiting, new property for the hunter.

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    If you have to sample soil for baiting accusations, that's too ridiculous...jealousy can make people do weird things...
     
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    It makes me mad when people say "hunting over bait isn't hunting!" Well you hunt over acorns which can be considered bait! Honestly, with other people baiting you have to do it to see a deer. I bait deer and still don't see a ton of deer. Now with that said if he did bait while it is illegal then it is a problem. As long as it's legal, why not bait?
     

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