szwampdonkey wrote:Never would even think about baiting. To me it would completely take the fun out of it.
As many have eluded to already hunting a mature Buck, or any deer really, isn't about the kill its about the hunt, the cat and mouse game, the figuring em out and then watching it all come together. That process takes me to so many different places, types of terrain, different properties and different ways of hunting from packing a treestand in, maybe using a saddle, to just sitting on the ground even. To me that process is HUNTING whereas baiting to me is more focused on just the killing. The killing is the end of the journey to the point im sorta disappointed when the kill occurs as it means that process is over, at least for that year.
I'm not against a guy baiting if legal where they are but imo they are missing out if they choose go that route.