I don't believe that the original premise that baiting would let more deer live is true.. I have to say that the easiest hunting on state land around me was the 2 years of the bait ban here in Newaygo county.. The deer were forced to move more to get enough food and made themselves easier targets.. Much more travel in daylight hours and increased levels of activity during those hours was what I saw.. People have this perception that they have to bait but most have never really tried to hunt without it.. It isn't all that hard, I am no whitetail guru or deer whisperer but I can kill deer consistently with or without bait. You just have to adjust..