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View Poll Results: Hunting over Bait
I agree with BigBuck95
18.52%
I think it's ok if it's legal in the state
72.84%
Its ok to have it out when it's not deer season
7.41%
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Hunting over Bait

Old 08-13-2010, 12:22 AM
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I don't hunt over a bait pile, never have. With that said, if it's legal, have at it in my opinion I wouldn't think any less of another hunter. Heck I don't even hunt on a crop, I hunt the trails to and from. But thats me, enjoy your "legal" hunt is what I say!!!!
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Old 08-13-2010, 01:33 AM
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LOL it's like ...using live bait for bass ..{ -; is that cheating?

Or Traditional Archery versus Compounds

or Primitive Archery Versus Traditional..

Primitive would certainly be the most rewarding..making your own arrowheads , arrows from reeds and bows..
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Old 08-13-2010, 02:24 AM
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It isn't legal in Indiana to hunt over bait but it is legal to hunt crop fields, foodplots, waterholes, or over scents. Seems like splitting hairs to me. In states where it is legal, It doesn't seem to be a majic bullet. I don't have a problem with it if it's legal in your state.

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Old 08-13-2010, 05:07 AM
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it's legal here in ohio. i must say for the times i have hunted over a bait pile, i've yet to see a buck bigger than a 4pt at one during legal hours. i've seen more/bigger bucks just hunting the travel routes to be honest.
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Old 08-13-2010, 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by IL-Cornfed
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Just another tactic applied by "meat hunters" that subcribe to the kill 'em all, "if it's brown it's down" practice! A great way to remove young naive whitetails, so if these people are happy killing' young Does and fawns and yearlings bucks.... get it done and go home!
I think we need to be careful about how we broadly apply terminology.Not all meat hunters shoot anything of a species that moves,the same way not all trophy hunters are just after antlers and waste the meat.I'm a meat hunter because there are few trophies where I hunt.That's public land for ya'.I'm still particular about the size of animal I shoot.No,that's not hypocritical nor does it take me out of the meathunter category.Lastly,where the biggest trophy deer are considered,the best of the Va. species is rarely at the top of those lists anyway.
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Old 08-13-2010, 05:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Kybuckhunter
It never fails we get into these arguments every year. It can be crossbow, baiting, using dogs, shooting houses and so forth.....
At the end of the day,a man is subject to his conscience and his maker.Those are the guides to follow.
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:18 AM
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What some don't realize is that while we are all deer hunters, we don't all hunt for the same reason...

How many own their own land??? How many farm this land??? Who pays to hunt big bucks???

I guess some hunters lease land and hold out for 1-2 bucks a year and maybe a doe or two...

We own 3 family farms, about 850 acres...I'll tell you the easiest hunting you can do in our area is to sit over a soybean field in October or November with a scoped centerfire rifle...It's much easier than sitting over an area where corn has been spread...The second easiest way to hunt is to sit in a white oak ridge during those same months...

We kill 40-50 deer a year off these farms, if we don't the next year the soybeans and peanuts are decimated...

I could care less about killing a big buck...Seems some don't think you are a true deer hunter if antlers don't do it for you...I grew up on these farms and have hunted over 45 years...I also love to cook...When I see a nice year and a half old doe, I think of roasts, bbq, backstraps on the grill, tenderloins in gravy and smoking hams...

So...Who is the true hunter...The guy that pays to kill antlers or the guy that hunts so he can use the results of his labor??? Seems to me that hunters evolved because they wanted to eat what they killed...Native Americans burned brush to run game to shooters...They also ran buffalo off cliffs, so they could eat...

Anyone here want to claim they are a better hunter than the Native Americans???

Game laws came about to preserve the game that we here...As long as you are within the laws provided, you don't have to justify what you do to anyone...
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:31 AM
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With all long post, and how easy it is with all these crops, why do you bait???

why not just do it so easy as you say shooting soybean fields with rifles??

Originally Posted by nchawkeye View Post
What some don't realize is that while we are all deer hunters, we don't all hunt for the same reason...

How many own their own land??? How many farm this land??? Who pays to hunt big bucks???

I guess some hunters lease land and hold out for 1-2 bucks a year and maybe a doe or two...

We own 3 family farms, about 850 acres...I'll tell you the easiest hunting you can do in our area is to sit over a soybean field in October or November with a scoped centerfire rifle...It's much easier than sitting over an area where corn has been spread...The second easiest way to hunt is to sit in a white oak ridge during those same months...

We kill 40-50 deer a year off these farms, if we don't the next year the soybeans and peanuts are decimated...

I could care less about killing a big buck...Seems some don't think you are a true deer hunter if antlers don't do it for you...I grew up on these farms and have hunted over 45 years...I also love to cook...When I see a nice year and a half old doe, I think of roasts, bbq, backstraps on the grill, tenderloins in gravy and smoking hams...

So...Who is the true hunter...The guy that pays to kill antlers or the guy that hunts so he can use the results of his labor??? Seems to me that hunters evolved because they wanted to eat what they killed...Native Americans burned brush to run game to shooters...They also ran buffalo off cliffs, so they could eat...

Anyone here want to claim they are a better hunter than the Native Americans???

Game laws came about to preserve the game that we here...As long as you are within the laws provided, you don't have to justify what you do to anyone...
 
Old 08-13-2010, 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Chuck7 View Post
LOL it's like ...using live bait for bass ..{ -; is that cheating?
Well, a person would have to ask thierselves what they are after. Are you there to fish and challenge yourself and love the feel of catching bass with a repella or do you just want to throw a bobber in with a nightcrawler and pull it in.
 
Old 08-13-2010, 06:51 AM
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i could care less what other hunters do..its none of my affair how yall hunt and it shouldnt be anyones elses either..ill use what ever is leagle to get meat in my freazer..like my pappy used to say all the time horns are horns you cant eat em..we dont have monster bucks in vermont and never will,,why do you supose all those big deer live out west,,,hhhhmmm corn and other farms,,,get real,,you wont use bait but youll set in a corn field,,,what differance is there in setting in the oaks,,,because you know the acorns are dropping,,and the deer will be feeding heavy,,,or putting out food because you know deer like it..busting a cap on him with his head in his dinner plate is the same any way you look at it,,,it dont bother me one bit,,at least he would have had a few good last meals...lol smoke em
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