Thats true Demoderby4, it is a big challenge for all hunters who use bait. I myself only baited while hunting heavley hunted state land. I have noticed a big drop in the amount of deer I use to see, but hey at least Im in the woods. I think that after a few years this ban is going to be a good thing... Lot of the littler bucks that get shot coming to piles will make it to live a few more years. Also I believe that there will be less hunters in the woods. So it will be up to us more than ever to manage the deer. (If you were able to get your hands on the D&DH Almanac read the article on pg 190..CWD-ZONE Produces Monster) Maybe youll feel a little better after reading that article.
I might be getting ahead of myself here but Im starting to like what the DNR is doing.. No bait= bigger bucks and more deer, less hunters.
The UP: NO SPIKES! And Bucks have to have at least 3 antlers on one side. I really like that rule, sure it's going to tick a lot of people off, but if we follow it there will be some monsters in just 2-3 years!
Like I said...I might be getting ahead of myself, but Ill just have to wait and see what the DNR pulls next.
I read in the paper today, that the bait stores are still selling lots of bait...It's sad to see people break the rules like this..
"If I pull the hammer and shoot this young buck, he's dead. But if I pass on him, the next hunter might not shoot so straight."