Deer Baiting Reversal

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting Regulations, Proposals, and Law Debat' started by Hot Spot, May 9, 2019.

  1. rwenglish1

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    Good, once you let a bunch of people lobby a Senator to do your bidding, its all down hill or will it be all up hill from then on.

    I say lights out on all hunting, and you can thank your lucky stars and be real proud to say, hey I started that movement!
     
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  3. Luv2hunteup

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    Link?
     
  4. ridgewalker

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    It was introduced into the House by Rep. Michele Hoitenga.
     
  5. GVDocHoliday

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    In committee?

    I would wager it doesn't make it out of committee.

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  6. ridgewalker

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    The DNR and MUCC are putting in a lot of time to prevent that from happening. However in politics anything is possible. Deal making often brings surprises but it might be a long shot.

    I have to wonder which is the DNR more frightened of: having the legislature override them or being shown that baiting is irrelevant to the spread or containment of CWD.
     
  7. skipper34

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    You're right, Ridge. Personally I applaud the bait ban but I doubt it has anything to do with disease. It has everything to do with the fact that there are members of the NRC who feel the same about it that I and a lot of other sportsmen do.
     
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    Their concerns appear to be all over the map.

    Some appear to be more pre-occupied with moving roadkill out of a county and transporting cervids north over the bridge....

    It is also pretty interesting that the Director was willing to ask the DNR about the risk of disease transmission via baiting, but wanted to bury it when Chair Pontz asked about the risk via APR's.

    (For those that missed it, the feedback was, and I am paraphrasing, the risk of disease is greater via the spread of bait than the risk of losing hunters not able to bait.)

    Politics is funny and sad....mostly sad.
     
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    This post wins the award for the stupidest post in this thread.
     
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  11. skipper34

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    I am still wondering what landownership has to do with baiting?
     
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    So your using it as an way to get what you want? (Bait ban)

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    Using what? I already got what I want. A bait ban in the LP.
     
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    It has to do the rights of private property owners and the government stomping on those rights.
     
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  15. Justsayin

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    I know the background on this one... This past winter we had multiple deer carcass bait sites within 20 ft. of our property in the CWD zone. One site, monitored by the hunters cellular trail cam, added additional carcasses over 3-4 weeks time. ~8 whole, intact carcasses dumped within a 10x10 ft area. I asked the NRC/DNR to address the issue of intentionally placing/dumping untested, untracked deer carcasses as bait for hunting.

    I asked for the use of cervid carcasses as bait be prohibited. Carcasses carry the highest level of CWD infectivity, they decay into the soil creating super sites of disease, and predators & scavengers feed on these sites carrying disease across the landscape. Proper disposal is an important factor in disease management for deer hunters. Why would we allow any deer carcasses to be placed, dumped and discarded for other hunting? Extending the bait ban to apply to cervid carcasses is responsible and necessary.

    The DNR response, restricting movement of roadkill by Directors memo is a completely inadequate, unenforceable action which does nothing to address the issue. How would a CO known what county a roadkill carcass or any carcass for that matter, was being legally dumped for hunting? Inconsistency is what really undermines credibility.
     
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