Turkey and deer bait

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by CHRISTANHUNTER, Oct 2, 2021.

  1. Rosebud1920

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    I see the spell check caught you too — (“were” changed to “we’re”). But yes I’m against it everywhere. I have moral, religious, and selfish reasons. I think having 6 days a week to hunt is enough and I don’t think Sunday, the Lord’s day is a good day to go out and kill animals. And don’t the animals deserve one day a week not having us flushing them from beds, and being hunted down. We have early mornings, late afternoons and Saturday all day to take one. In addition, since Sunday is or should be a family day, people don’t want bullets blazing around and worrying about family out on the farm property, walking the fields, playing in the woods, etc accidentally getting shot. Not to mention the noise disturbance due to gun shots. Hunters have families, they must realize that maybe their family is back in the city, but there are plenty of small family properties all around and it can be very dangerous. And today what you see is just pure carelessness and not a lot of judgement — it’s why there are so many gun accidents. It’s a different world than even 40-50 years ago.

    Personally, I’d also like to have the noise ordinance to change for in-town properties where stereo systems, chain saws, weed eaters, and gas lawn mowers are banned on Sunday too. Went to friend’s house recently, and you can’t even enjoy a bbq and games out in the yard for all the noise. Back 50 years ago and further, it was relatively quiet in neighborhoods on Sunday — except for the occasional laughter of kids playing games, adults sitting around talking, splash of water in a pool, or the sorta click-click whoosh of reel type lawn mowers. Many/most people went to church in the morning, came home, changed clothes, had Sunday dinner with family. Then more family and friends came over and you played games or sat around talking until it was time to go to evening services or to have sandwiches and dessert before all went home. Today, you can’t hear yourself over the noise that starts early in the morning and goes all day and half the night with outdoor tv screens and the yelling and carrying of those watching football games or whatever sport is in season. A friend just told me their single male neighbor just got one of those outdoor systems near their pool and are drinking, and playing porn movies at night - said it’s their right. Said he’d buy them all ear plugs and eye masks. I told her, I’d be calling the City. I mean they have 3 children of 8, 10 and 14 with their rooms on that side of the house. How can people be so immoral and selfish. And they seem to think their noise for 6-7 hours where you can’t hear yourself talk or even your own music or people visiting is okay. And you can’t get into a noise-off, that’s just childish and solves nothing. Again, we shouldn’t have to have laws made for this stuff but people don’t use common sense and don’t care about anyone but themselves.
     
  2. useyourbow

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    Troll.
     
  3. msuratt78

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    Agree! For working folks, Sunday is sometimes the only day off work to enjoy hunting or doing chores around the house. Just saying.
    Times are different. Some people work 40-60 hours a week and only have Sundays off to do whatever they want whether it be hunting or chores around the house. Just saying. Not everyone has the luxury of not working.
     
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  4. hoene

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    If there post is that long I don't even read it.
     
  5. xbokilla

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    LOL. About halfway through I chimed out but since she replied to me for whatever reason??? I at least tried to give it some attention. That was a lot of incoherent rambling for sure.
     
  6. FOWLER2671

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    That's when the minerals are most needed... They hardly hit minerals in the fall from my experience. Antlers and babies grow in the late winter and spring. I would guess that antlers require minerals until the velvet falls off?
     
  7. xbokilla

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    Yes but Minerals would be supplemental feeding to the turkeys according to KDFW. So I think technically if you’re gonna hunt turkeys in the spring you need to wait until after turkey season to make it legal
     
  8. Feedman

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    I think baiting an minerals will soon be a thing of the past.
     
  9. FOWLER2671

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    I don't run a camera in the Spring. Barely if at all even in the summer or fall..

    Do turkeys hit mineral licks much in the spring? Or the fall?

    I'm not much of a bowhunter over the last 30 years so most of my bowhunting was done when we had no turkeys in the area that I hunted.
     
  10. Feedman

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    I don't think that Turkeys hit mineral sites
     
  11. xbokilla

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    They scratch and peck the heck out of salt blocks if we put them out. But that’s not what I’m saying, according to KDFW they are under the influence if you have out minerals. Yes, I agree they aren’t coming out of the ground, etc…I’m just saying if someone had trophy rock (or whatever) out during turkey season they aren’t supposed to hunt turkeys. I think it’s a stupid rule but according to KDFW it’s baiting. With that being said, whether or not they use them is irrelevant.
     
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  12. xbokilla

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    I agree.
     
  13. Semp

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    This turkey and bait controversy is a bag of worms. If a 1,000 acre farm is baited in one spot for deer, is the whole farm considered baited? 20 acres I could see. But what about 500 acres or 200 acres? If a corn field is picked and someone throws out a bunch of shelled corn, is the farm baited?

    IMHO, KDFWR should ban baiting completely statewide.
     
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  14. Feedman

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    It could be 2000 acres or 5000 acres and they consider it baited if you put out corn in one spot. Under the influence of bait is the phrase they use.
     
  15. Dark Cloud

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    Fish and wildlife has never made plain ,for turkey or bear.
     

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