2008 baiting ban ?

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  1. laserstraight

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    So in 2008 baiting was banned in lower MI. because CWD was found.
    This ban was lifted in 2011 right before hunting season.
    So the ban was for 3 years in lower Michigan?
    I really only thought it was for one year?
    (Sorry I'm old)

    So I guess my question is why did lift the ban?
    (again old and don't remember)
    I read some stuff online and there is no mention of why the ban was lifted.
    I do know there was lots of opposition with the ban and a lawsuit.

    Did the DNR give a reason for the reversal of the bait ban?
     
  2. Luv2hunteup

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    In 2008 the ban was instituted as a result of a cervid facility deer was found to be positive plus they caught the owner sneaking deer out after dark to supposedly be released into the Wild.

    There were no other positives found in the townships surrounding Rockford so the NRC allowed LP baiting except for the bTB zone.
     

  3. laserstraight

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    So after 3 years with no new cases found they lifted the ban?
     
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    The NRC caved to the wailing and gnashing of teeth.
     
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    I don’t remember the sniveling and whining levels like now but I do remember that the ban was pretty much ignored. I believe it was mention it was reversed to reduce the number of scofflaws many miles away from where the penned deer was found.

    plus the CWD plan was revised.
     
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  6. Justin

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    Seems to me that the sniveling and whining is coming more from those afraid the ban will be lifted.
     
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    Their just worried that their soapbox will be jerked out from under them.
     
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    The current management plan calls for a ban in disease areas, it doesn't call for what they did.

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  9. Justin

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    It really should.
     
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    We are in much different times than 2008. Economically, politically, societally, everything has changed in the last decade plus. Things are much more divisive now. There is much more pent up anger, and the growth of forums like these and others allow for the release of unadulterated posts, which can further exacerbate the issues to much greater than that in which they really are.
     
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    With the news recently released that deer license sales was down, down the same percentage as usual with or without baiting I have been wondering....
    When the baiting ban was lifted did we gain licenses sold temporarily or did they continue to slide at the normal pace?

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  12. Justin

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    I wonder if that number has antlerless tags included.
     
  13. Josh R

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    Looks like we gained hunters for a year or 2 during part of the bait ban

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