gregd548 wrote:Hated to see the ban lifted. I'm in favor of banning it completely. Too many "hunters" think all they have to do is drop a pile of bait, sit there a while, and shoot a deer. A large number of "hunters" I see today, have no idea how to actually Hunt a deer, and I think they're losing out on a lot of the magic of hunting. People say to me they "need the meat" - what they spend on equipment, license, etc, they could buy a lot more than they get from a deer (but it ain't as good). In any case, while I'm against baiting, if it's legal then I have to support it.
Hey greg. There are a lot of situations where a hunter would never get a chance to shoot a deer without the use of bait. If you had only a small piece of property that is not very attractive to the deer, Then you do what you have to to get the deer to come to your area.
A lot of hunters dont have a lot of time to hunt, Maybe a couple weekends. And the primary food sources may be everywhere. It could
be hard to pinpoint deer movement. Exspecially in the big woods of northern michigan where the deer wander aimlessly through the
woods. Taking a differant trail every day.
Every hunter wants to be sucsessful. However they define it. Whatever they have to do. even baiting. if its legal.
I know a lot of hunters dont like baiting, But a lot of those hunters given certain situations would bait themselves.
Personaly, I dont see anything wrong with baiting. If its legal. And a person wants to do it. Then go for it.
The hunting community needs to worrie about themselves and what they choose to do. not what other hunters do or choose to do.