At 14 (no youth hunt when I was young), I took my first deer over bait and it has hooked me for life. I do not use bait now as I have become more knowledgable (I think) on their habits.
:yeahthat:Baiting has never been allowed for the youth hunt, even when baiting was legal statewide. October 1 was the start of when all used to be able to bait.
There's no reason to EXPAND baiting and there's certainly no reason to teach our kids that bait is something to plan on in the future.
Teaching youths to hunt without bait is probably a good plan.
honestly i have hunted over bait and not over bait and seen deer both ways.... yes i have harvested a deer over bait....and if bait was legal still id probably have a couple spots id broadcast corn around(not 80000lbs like some people) but a couple gallons but id still have alternative spots that aren't baited but the law is what the law is and as a avid sportsman i will do what i gotta do to seal the deal the lawful way.....Please answer honestly, have either of you ever taken a deer over bait ?
Do not want a battle of rights and wrongs, just an honest answer.
True.Bob's said plenty of times that he's hunted over bait - but that wasn't your original question!
But that has absolutely nothing to do with baiting. That has everything to do with parenting and mentoring. I dont feel allowing bait during the youth hunt will change that.And so has the number youngsters interested in the sport. I don't see near as many young hunters now as I did 30 years ago.