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Old 11-29-2010, 04:02 PM
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i am curious if it is illegal for a landowner, who does not hunt, to feed the deer during hunting to make sure the deer wont stray off their property. this is the problem i have been running into where i hunt. i do not have access to this persons land but i hunt a farm adjacent to the property and when driving by it there are 40 or 50 deer inside their property line. since this has been going on the other landowners have noticed that the deer arent moving. these people are very anit hunting. they have even gone onto other peoples property to take down stands. is there someone i can call or is this just something that i have to deal with.
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Old 11-29-2010, 04:42 PM
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Try calling the local Game Warden.

Does your state have a limit on how much bait can be placed? Might not matter as they are not hunting over it though.


Now taking down stands on anothers property is stealing as well as tresspassing and it might be worth to hide a game cam to catch them in the act! That would work.

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Old 11-30-2010, 05:54 AM
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I will be moving to Illinois next week,and have been reading up on Ill.game laws and what i read baiting or feeding deer is illegal.
I would call the DNR and report it!
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:35 AM
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You need proof rather than supposition.

It is indeed illegal to feed deer in Illinois. That includes grains, salt/mineral licks, hay or whatever that is placed where deer are encouraged to partake. If feeding livestock and a deer eats it it is OK.

Have you overhunted or pressured the deer on your side of the fence? If they have no pressure on the neighbor's land, it is logical for them to congregate there.

Bust 'em if you have proof, otherwise leave them alone and work to make your land better than his.
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:26 AM
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There is a difference between feeding and baiting.
Feeding is just that ,
Baiting is feeding with intent to hunt them.
Most states allow feeding, but as others mentioned illinois may not be one of them.
If that's so, would call local wildlife agency.
As for baiting, would check specifics of baiting there.
If your hunting too close to where he is feeding deer you may be in violation of hunting a baited area. Even though baited area is on someone elses property.

Also have you spoken to him about how feeding deer is bad for the population? And he could be doing more harm than good.
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Old 11-30-2010, 04:13 PM
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It is illegal to bait or feed in Illinois!
But if you GROW it,they will come!Your neighbor may have planted turnips or clover and pulled them to his land!
Food
Water
Cover
If its better on his side you have some work to do!
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:41 PM
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I second that.
Put up the camera and press charges.


Now taking down stands on anothers property is stealing as well as tresspassing and it might be worth to hide a game cam to catch them in the act! That would work.

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Old 12-01-2010, 07:44 PM
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Which part of Illinois? What county?

Originally Posted by ndrhunt View Post
i am curious if it is illegal for a landowner, who does not hunt, to feed the deer during hunting to make sure the deer wont stray off their property. this is the problem i have been running into where i hunt. i do not have access to this persons land but i hunt a farm adjacent to the property and when driving by it there are 40 or 50 deer inside their property line. since this has been going on the other landowners have noticed that the deer arent moving. these people are very anit hunting. they have even gone onto other peoples property to take down stands. is there someone i can call or is this just something that i have to deal with.
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:08 PM
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i hunt in ogle county about 20 minutes south of rockford.
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:04 PM
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Illinois Digest of
Hunting and Trapping Regulations
20102011




Page 10:
Feeding Wildlife
It is unlawful to
make available food, salt, mineral
blocks or other products for ingestion by
wild deer or other wildlife in areas where wild
deer are present.

Except
:

elevated bird/squirrel feeders providing
seed, grain, fruit, worms, or suet for birds or
squirrels located within 100 feet of a

dwelling devoted to human occupancy.


Page 16:
Hunting Deer Over Salt or Bait
It is unlawful to
take deer by using salt or other
kind of bait.
NOTE: An area is considered as
baited during the presence of and for 10 consecutive
days following the removal of bait. It is
unlawful to feed deer at any time, even when not

hunting
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