Wildcats789ParticipantFebruary 13, 2016 at 1:24 amPost count: 132
Bill introduced to legalize baiting.kenhumpParticipantFebruary 13, 2016 at 1:55 amPost count: 12770
I think it would be a big negative for hunting opportunities on public land.medicdanoParticipantFebruary 13, 2016 at 3:04 amPost count: 4985
This bill needs killed pronto.DGormanParticipantFebruary 13, 2016 at 3:47 amPost count: 1851
I do think they need to clarify the rules surrounding bait but I don’t think legalizing everything is the answer. I doubt this will go anywhere, but I agree it needs to die.happinatorParticipantFebruary 13, 2016 at 7:38 amPost count: 34
I guess I don’t see the big problem with baiting animals. You pay the state to hunt, you pay them a habitat fee, then a deer tag and property tax, so yeah if I wanna bait something in what’s the problem? You paid to havest a deer. I’m shocked its even illegal. Can anyone on this site tell me why baiting is so bad and shouldn’t be allowed? As long as you shoot the same amount of deer that you have tags for, what is the problem here? To me group hunting kills more deer than baiting ever could, 20 guys surround a section and kill all that moves, and they call that legaltopH20terrorParticipantFebruary 13, 2016 at 11:37 amPost count: 1361
I wouldn’t have a problem with baiting on private ground. Public ground is a whole different ball game. Just my opinion, you’re welcome to have yours. 😉HomerjParticipantFebruary 13, 2016 at 2:50 pmPost count: 522
Baiting. Food plots. Big difference? I don’t think so, but that’s me.spittingdrummingParticipantFebruary 13, 2016 at 2:57 pmPost count: 51
Some people like the easy button. I guess I enjoy the challenge of it to much to try and make it easier.tetonParticipantFebruary 13, 2016 at 2:59 pmPost count: 93
What is the difference between baiting and planting food plots ?bowhunter87ParticipantFebruary 13, 2016 at 3:03 pmPost count: 275
Difference between baiting and food plots is baiting feeds the deer for a short time, food plots can be year round food.wapsigooseParticipantFebruary 13, 2016 at 3:05 pmPost count: 382
I have to agree with Homerj , also those that plant a farm with some type of cash crop and harvest all but a handful of acres to be hunted over later are basically doing the same thing. Leaving some of the crops for winter forage for wildlife is one thing, for the purpose of late season hunting is another. Just my 2 cents.TrapCycloneParticipantFebruary 13, 2016 at 3:14 pmPost count: 2552
I think it makes more sense to allow baiting on private land, but not on public. However, that could create a whole new set of issues since, in principle, someone could just drop a salt lick right at the border on the private land side and hunt the public land side. Maybe it would need to say no baiting within 100 or so yards of public land in order to avoid that scenario. The reason I am not totally against allowing baiting is because current law is just too vague. There is no clear answer as to how far away from a salt lick you need to be or how long after it has been removed you need to wait before you can hunt a spot. In addition, as has been mentioned, it is difficult to clearly distinguish between a food plot and a salt lick. Granted, there are subtle differences, but the purpose of a food plot is clearly the same as a salt lick, which is to attract deer to a specific location.
I predict that if bating were allowed then the success rate of deer tag holders would increase significantly and there would be a proportionally smaller number of tags issued by the DNR to compensate for this.mr.icefishingParticipantFebruary 13, 2016 at 3:16 pmPost count: 726
In my opinion food plots require hard work and dedication and some help from Mother Nature. Dumping a bucket of corn or apples on the ground doesn’t. Again, in my opinion nowhere near the same thing.kenhumpParticipantFebruary 13, 2016 at 4:26 pmPost count: 12770
Let’s say that they make it legal. I can see a land owner setting bait stations every 100 yards on his land adjoining public. Then leasing them on a daily rotation to ensure safety. I don’t like the dea. Second, a food plot is a lot different than a feeder. You can bet that a lot of access to private would disappear.
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