Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > Regional Forums > Midwest
Illinois baiting >

Illinois baiting

Midwest OH, IN, IL, WI, MI, MN, IA, MO, KS, ND, SD, NE Remember the Regional Forums are for Hunting Topics only.

Illinois baiting

Old 11-11-2017, 06:27 AM
  #1  
Spike
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Illinois
Posts: 64
Default Illinois baiting

So, I know this topic probably comes up every year but this is my first deer season (bow) so I wanted to ask a few guys from Illinois what they do if anything. On public land, I was in ogle county in my climber, got down after I got busted by a doe only 7yards away...I turned my head slightly and she was gone..ughh but back on topic I did some walking around, and found of two stands with four corn piles and a salt block. I've been out over 10 times so far and have yet to see a conservation officer.
Don't know whether I should report it or not, I am sure it's local guys. Do the COs not worry about public land anymore? I would have tossed the corn but I really didn't want anything to do with it out in the woods, just in case a CO was out there.
Conquistador is offline  
Old 11-11-2017, 07:18 AM
  #2  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,779
Default

CO are far and few, they cannot be every where there is public land
the RIGHT thing to do is report it, as if you get caught there YOU can be fined, the law in PA< reads if you KNOW of bait in an area, you legally cannot hunt there and been told thats all they need to fine you for hunting that area?
a warden here actually told me there is NO set amount of distance to be away from bait too(he even went to say he fined folks over a mile away(I called BS< but he swore he did???)
SO in your own best interest on NOT being illegally hunting there, you should maybe report it>
draw back can be if it was private land and owners cheated and you report them and then you loose access to the lands?/
but right is right, wrong is wrong

Your call, NO one can MAKE you do anything?
I'd report it if it was me!
mrbb is online now  
Old 11-11-2017, 08:19 AM
  #3  
Spike
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Illinois
Posts: 64
Default

I called the site and reported it, it's up to them now. I didn't hunt there today and don't plan on going back. Its a shame because it's a good spot just based on the topo and its a great travel corridor. I've read the trapper digest over and back, I do everything legal. It just sucks to see this and be involved.
Conquistador is offline  
Old 11-11-2017, 08:57 AM
  #4  
Boone & Crockett
 
Oldtimr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: south eastern PA
Posts: 12,465
Default

You did exactly the right thing, WCOs can't be everywhere so they depend on good sportsmen to report violations. It also is possible you prevented an innocent hunter such as your self from getting caught up in a mess.
Oldtimr is offline  
Old 12-03-2017, 02:38 PM
  #5  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Southampton Pa BUCKS CO
Posts: 2,492
Default

Originally Posted by Conquistador View Post
I called the site and reported it, it's up to them now. I didn't hunt there today and don't plan on going back. Its a shame because it's a good spot just based on the topo and its a great travel corridor. I've read the trapper digest over and back, I do everything legal. It just sucks to see this and be involved.
Good!!! RAT DEM CRUMBS OUT!!!!!!!
hatchet jack is offline  
Old 02-15-2018, 06:36 PM
  #6  
Giant Nontypical
 
salukipv1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: IL
Posts: 6,497
Default

Relieve yourself in the area...
salukipv1 is offline  
Old 02-16-2018, 05:47 AM
  #7  
Typical Buck
 
rogerstv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: West Central Illinois
Posts: 982
Default

Originally Posted by salukipv1 View Post
Relieve yourself in the area...
I firmly believe deer cannot discern human urine from any other. We don't have pheromones. Use to bottle it then came to my senses and stopped.
rogerstv is offline  
Old 04-17-2018, 10:59 AM
  #8  
Fork Horn
 
johnst43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Northeastern Illinois
Posts: 205
Default

Originally Posted by salukipv1 View Post
Relieve yourself in the area...
That doesn't work.
johnst43 is offline  
Old 04-17-2018, 11:35 AM
  #9  
Boone & Crockett
 
Oldtimr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: south eastern PA
Posts: 12,465
Default

No it doesn't, I know a couple of people who have shot deer sniffing the spot where those people urinated.
Oldtimr is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.