2008 baiting ban ?

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  1. Justin

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    We probably did. I think that was right around the time they legalized crossbows for everyone.
     
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    Exactly
     

  3. Josh R

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    Actually a closer look at it we held fairly steady from 05ish till 09ish, dropped for a year held steady for a year then went down. Crossbow season appears to have started in 2009 according to this mlive article but maybe it's not accurate. Crossbows might have had a short minor affect but didn't hold on to those hunters
    https://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/2009/03/crossbows_legalized_this_year.html

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  4. Termie33

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    I dont remember everything exactly, but I'll try my best to remember. The 2008 bait ban wasnt "reversed" per say. If I remember correct, it was part of the CWD plan. The plan was if CWD was ever found, a 3 year ban would be put in place, and if no more cases were found, the ban would go away. No more cases were found, and the deer farm seemed to be the explaination. (Some one can correct me if I'm wrong in the details, but that's what I remember). The ban went away

    After this incident i believe the CWD plan was updated to have a bait ban that didnt go away if cwd was found again. (Again, correct me if I'm wrong)
     
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  5. Bomba

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    SHE vetoed the bill this morning that would have removed the baiting ban.
     
  6. Luv2hunteup

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    I’ll see if I can find a press release .
     
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    Here is how the revision of the CWD Response Plan of 2002 got revised in 2012.

    Reps. Mayes, Sheltrown, Moore, Booher, Horn, Hammon, Hammel, Stahl, Rick Jones, Espinoza, Casperson, Brown, Stakoe, Accavitti, Caul, Condino, Dean, Gonzales, Hildenbrand, Huizenga, Robert Jones, Lemmons, Lindberg, Nitz, Palmer, Pastor, Polidori, Proos, Spade and Leland offered the following concurrent resolution:

    House Concurrent Resolution No. 96.

    A concurrent resolution to urge the Director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Natural Resources Commission to lift the ban on deer baiting in the Lower Peninsula and to take certain actions to protect the health of the state's deer herd.

    Whereas, The state of Michigan adopted the Michigan Surveillance and Response Plan for Chronic Wasting Disease in 2002. The plan calls for an immediate ban on baiting and supplemental feeding of cervids in a peninsula of this state in which chronic wasting disease (CWD) is found; and

    Whereas, In August 2008, chronic wasting disease was confirmed in a three-year old privately owned white tail deer at a captive cervid ranch in Kent County. Pursuant to the Michigan Surveillance and Response Plan for Chronic Wasting Disease, the Director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources immediately issued an interim order banning the baiting and feeding of deer in Michigan's Lower Peninsula; and

    Whereas, It is now known that all of the other deer at the Kent County ranch have tested negative for chronic wasting disease. The epidemiology investigation of the infected deer has not shown the presence of chronic wasting disease at related captive cervid operations, and chronic wasting disease has not been shown to be present in Michigan's free ranging deer population; and

    Whereas, Broad baiting bans have not been shown to be an effective means to control chronic wasting disease, leading states such as Wisconsin to not implement broad baiting bans to stop the spread of the disease; and

    Whereas, A broad ban on baiting in Michigan's Lower Peninsula is anticipated to result in lowered participation in the 2008 archery and firearms deer seasons, resulting in a decreased rate of harvest; and

    Whereas, Many of the deer management units in Michigan, particularly in the southern Lower Peninsula, are already over-populated; and

    Whereas, A decreased rate of harvest would result in greater deer density in the wild deer population and an increased rate of motorized vehicle collisions with deer with the potential for the loss of human life; and

    Whereas, A ban on baiting throughout the entire Lower Peninsula for 2008 would result in millions of dollars of economic cost to farmers and retailers and would result in a wide ranging loss of employment and the ruin of some small markets, stores, and farms; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That we urge the Director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to lift the ban on the baiting of deer in Michigan's entire Lower Peninsula without delay and to apply a ban on the baiting of deer to the Kent County CWD surveillance zone, those areas in close proximity to the zone as is deemed reasonable to control the spread of chronic wasting disease in central west Michigan, and those areas in which baiting is currently banned as part of the effort to control the spread of bovine tuberculosis; and be it further

    Resolved, That we request the Michigan Natural Resources Commission to conduct public hearings on the baiting of deer and elk in Michigan and to use sound scientific management to issue rules regarding baiting, taking into account the management, economic, and social impact of baiting and its effects on the health of the state's deer herd; and be it further

    Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Governor of Michigan, the Director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and the Michigan Natural Resources Commission.
     
  9. swampbuck

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    One of, not all of. If they had followed their CWD plan. Which does not call for a statewide ban, we wouldn't be in this situation

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  10. DirtySteve

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    They didnt ban baiting statewide.
     
  11. swampbuck

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    The response plan called for a ban in disease areas, they did that in the UP, but not the LP

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  12. swampbuck

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    I think we should move to eliminate antler restriction in any DMU where bait is banned. They are listed in the response plan with baiting.

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  13. Whitetail Freak

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    And there you go thinking again.
     
  14. sniper

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    And this is why there’s other people to decide these things.

    Dude when you gonna wake up and realize the response plan isn’t anything but arm candy.


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  15. Hillsdales Most Wanted

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    Why not?? Dont bother answering