Pooge, Look over several different states game laws on baiting, they are ALMOST word for word the same. The only real difference is the amount of time after removing the bait are you alowed to hunt again. Tn has a 10 day waiting period after the last SINGLE kernel is removed. It's the hunters responsibility to know the law. Go back to the original post, the family member KNEW the law on bait and turkeys and KNEW the bait was on the land, if he did not KNOW there was no fixed distance that's HIS fault. There's no ethical call here. Now if you want to make a "What if" we can talk all year and maybe agree on half of them. The only ethical call I see in the original post is the CO should have kept his mouth shut, done his job and just given a ticket if he had caught the family member or let it go. A lot of people mistake what is ethical and unethical. Would you say hunting deer with dogs is unethical? I don't see why some would call it that. In some states it's legal to hunt deer with dogs and it's been done for years. In some states where they've banned baitting for deer some of them call Ky deer hunters unethical because we bait. To me that's wrong since it's legal here in Ky to bait deer. Is it unethical to set up robo deer off a highway? Some people think so. No where did I ever say the family member was an unethical hunter, he just didn't know the law like he thought he did. Bone, The guy that put out the bait then called the CO's did a crimial act and should be sued for crimal harassment. I'll agree with Multi again, they will never legalize the baitting of turkey. Sooner or later they will outlaw all baitting.