No bait No deer

Discussion in 'General Michigan Hunting' started by EJSams, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. shaffe48b

    shaffe48b

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    With 20-30 acres wouldn't someone cut it for free or even pay you? Leave part of it open with a mower and it'll be full of forbes in the summer and if the rest grows up into maple and birch it'll be full of browse for the winter.

    Minimal cost; minimal effort.
     
  2. EJSams

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    I have a small area I tried that on. A little came up. Does anybody use a leaf blower on theirs? Camera shows deer use it between midnight and 5am! Only a few does and fawns. Lots of bear pictures by the way.

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  3. Steve

    Steve Staff Member Admin

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    Next year plant rye. It will grow anywhere with minimal site prep.
     
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    :yeahthat:

    I have no pressure at my place, were are the trespassers on my neighbors places!
     
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    Thanks. I downloaded an article about planting rye in three stages. So you always have new growth.

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  6. Chessieman

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    Sam, you will make out GREAT on it, you might need to get the leaf blower out though. Read about the current post about Rye, you will learn a lot.
    P.S, It is about $14 investment and one bag of fertilizer which will last a couple years, good luck.
     
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  7. DecoySlayer

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    I hunted 1 full day, and parts of 3 other days this season. Saw 16 over that time. No bait, got 1 shot with the crossbow, 1 with the rifle, killed both. Again, no bait.

    The number one primary rule to success in deer hunting is to hunt where there are deer.
     
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  8. sureshot006

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    Not sure. Something to be investigated
     
  9. ART

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    fix the problem- either allow baiting or ban food plots.
     
  10. jiggin is livin

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    Couldn't agree more, but it is kinda hard to ban agriculture. Unless you ban hunting a food source, which will NEVER happen with the AG lobbies. And as much as I hate no being a fair playing field, it shouldn't be illegal.

    The only solution is take away the "bait ban" it is senseless anyway.

    But, as stated over and over again, the DNR doesn't care, they answer to the dollar and that is it. Special interests have a lot of dollars in the DNR's ear.
     
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  11. William H Bonney

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    None of your business
  12. Chessieman

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    How about loose your licenses for a year if caught baiting deer? It is quite a unfair advantage to use bait while your neighbor follows the law.
     
  13. Waif

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    I wouldn't object if established (not newly created for the sole purpose of seeding) stateland trails could be seeded with either winter rye or winter wheat by hunters and only broadcasting seed was allowed, no soil deliberately disturbed..
    Where successful in enough volume , deer would have browse at night.
    And better yet , in spring they would have forage early on for a while.

    Of course , poaching and vehicle collisions would likely follow.
     
  14. Hammer62

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    Hunt the oaks
     
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  15. Waif

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    Been years since there was an acorn crop near me.
     
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