If it's legal isn't it ethical? Or are we saying that we make unethical laws?
ORIGINAL: kansas hunter
you guys will have to excuse me,I have been deer hunting only three years. I keep hearing about baiting deer in. I am having a time trying to figure all of this out.I take it people dont like this because it takes advantage and increases our odds of getting a deer. my problem is if this is the issue, should we not hunt during the rut also.
ORIGINAL: Woods Walker
I agree that it's a fine line, but even with the unharvested crops it's still a:
1. Limited food source. Once it's gone, it's gone. It cannot be replenished until next growing season.
2. It's also an IMMOBILE food source. It cannot be moved to wherever it suits the hunter's immediate needs.
And again, we are talking quantities here. If you leave a few dozen rows of standing corn, between the deer, coons and squirrels, they will prettty well clean it out in a short amount of time. If you leave 50 acres, then the field is large enough that it starts to negate any advantage you may have as compared to a 10'X10' corn pile that can be added to at the hunter's whim.
I just never want to be put in the position where there's SO much baiting going on around me that the only way I can see deer during daylight hours is to bait also. I know this sounds extreme, but I have friends in New Jersey where this very thing has happened.
Besides, I've hunted Illinois now for 34 years, and I haven't had any problems killing my share of deer. If it's not broke, then don't mess with it.
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