When you put them behind any fence! It should be outlawed in every state!
[font="Verdana"][/font]I would tend to agree, if it's a fence that they can't escape from. Then they are no longer free roaming animals, and can then be inventoried, and individually managed.
I don't know whether I'd agree that it should be outlawed totally. I DO think that if whitetail deer are native to a state, then you should not be able to farm them in that state. There's already too many issues of "farmed" deer escaping and mixing with the wild ones, and that can lead to spread of disease and dilution of the native gene pool.
There's also the factor that if someone farms elk in a given area where elk are not naturally occuring, and if they get out, then they are fair game at any time if they cross on to someone else's land. How would you know that with whitetail deer if they are native anyway?
Overall, I think that it should be in the hands of the Dept Of Agriculture, because that's exactly what it is. It's also not "hunting" in the true sense of the word. The two should not ever be linked with each other, because it will eventually destroy wild hunting.
I grew up hunting WILD pheasants. Today, I'd have to drive for 10 hours to get into any good wild pheasant hunting. I've shot pheasants on bird farms, and while on the better managed ones I do not hit every bird I shoot at, it in NO WAY can even come close to the wild bird hunting I've experienced. I go maybe once a year, mainly for social reasons, and could really care less if I shoot one or not, as it means nothing to me....it's not HUNTING.