Hey just wanted to add my two cents to this whole deer baiting issue. In portions of Pennsylvania around Pittsburgh and Philly the game commision recently voted to use contraceptives to manage the deer herd. Now as far as i am concerned this is a very high level of human interference in nature not to mention what is sure the be expensive for a commision that is already have financial problems. If baiting is as effective as the the people who are against it say it is then this would be a great cheap way to let hunters control the herd and not through some drug with uncertian long term effects.
1. In urban areas the reason for the use of an ineffective method such as contreception on a free ranging herd has nothing to do with what's logical or effective, but more to appease the anti-hunting "citidiots" that inhabit the area. They wanted to try this in one of the Chicago suburbs a few years ago.
2. To counter your statement about baiting, if baiting is NOT all that effective, and is really no different than other hunting methods, they WHY would anyone go through the HIGH COST, and the effort involved to keep bait stations/piles if it doesn't work all that well???