All data suggest it would. More hunters believe baiting increases harvest. More hunters in that area would increase harvest. The main purpose of baiting is getting more hunters in that area to harvest deer. Many studies show an increase harvest for those using bait. Even if you did not use the studies for higher harvest using bait. Because several studies show different results. Just keep in mind all studies show an increase of hunters utilizing bait. Which equates to more hunters and ultimately higher deer harvest numbers. In the core area, instead of hunters hunting outside of the core area.