Instead of placing a 5-gallon pail of apples near my stand, I plant 25 apple trees in an opening every year for 4 years; nurture them and care for them until they bear fruit.
Instead of placing a 5-gallon bucket of corn near my stands, I till up the eath near my tree stand and plant 1/4 acre of beets and turnips in 4 "kill plots" and hunt over them in the evening when deer feed in.
In this state we talk about baiting (the act of pouring something from a pail to the ground) like it's the evil of Satan ruining hunting as we know it, yet as hunters we'll spend millions on equipment, fertilizer, lime and seed and say what good farmers we are. Both scenarios above get deer to alter patterns based on their stomachs - hopefully somewhere near our stands. The first part is illegal and imoral, the second part is widely accepted and practiced.
Goofy logic if you ask me.
One day my ship will come in!! My luck, I'll be at the airport.