Update on CWD Issue

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by KentuckyOutdoorsMag, Sep 14, 2021.

  1. hondo1892

    hondo1892 6 pointer

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    If they need the herd vastly decreased just do as Michigan did close to twenty years back. They allowed hunters in the bovine TB zones to kill all the does they wanted. After a couple of years you could hardly find a deer in the area. I think that the TB hysteria was overblown and not as near a problem as CWD is. Baiting doesn't matter to me personally. I do have a feeder out for my dad because he can't move around very well now and it helps him see more deer. Feeders like I have throw the corn in a pretty wide circle and not that much either at a time. Some time the coons get more than the deer.
     
  2. WildmanWilson

    WildmanWilson 12 pointer

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    Problem is, you would have to patrol everyone's property to know if they are baiting or not. Fact is 75% of it will continue and you will suddenly be seeing fewer deer on your property.
     
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  3. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    Just ffwd til last minute of video
     
  4. supergoat80

    supergoat80 10 pointer

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    The bigger question is, how are we ever gonna get a heavy, heavy boned mature to leave the escarpments with out corn? The snipe creek chicory may not be enough!
     
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  5. davers

    davers 12 pointer

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    More of a "fair Chase" hunting.
     
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  6. davers

    davers 12 pointer

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    I haven't placed any shelled corn out for the Deer on my property. Yesterday evening, I watched 9 Deer feeding out in my back field, even a few came-up to my backyard to feed about 80' from my door.
     
  7. WildmanWilson

    WildmanWilson 12 pointer

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    One issue for many is they don’t have fields or places for food plot. Some have a few acres to hunt and bait helps guys like that who can’t move to the deer or plant crops.
     
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  8. Ezelkyhunter

    Ezelkyhunter 10 pointer

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    Wow. That’s a lot of yellow acorns.
     
  9. flyingnectar

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    If they make the fine for baiting high it will show they are serious. If they don’t then it will not stop baiting and shows they are not trying to stop it.
     
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  10. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    Coons will be protesting the meeting.
     
  11. theprofessor

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    Just how much gear, equipment, technology, manpower, fuel, and money does it take to kill a d*mn deer? Start to finish, that looks like a project that I want absolutely nothing to do with.
     
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  12. theprofessor

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    When I lived in Kentucky, we hunted over corn. I never killed one anywhere near a corn pile. Probably wasn't doing it right, but whatever.

    VA doesn't allow baiting, and I assure you, we kill an ever-loving truckload of deer every year, no problem. Limit is two bucks, 3-4 does statewide.

    As far as CWD is concerned, seems like a lot of people with a lot of expertise have put time, money, and science to work on this. Problem is, we have a public comment period, and a democracy, and everyone's opinion/vote counts the same. I watched CWD come into Wisconsin, I watched hunters resist the de-densification efforts, and now Wisconsin has 50% prevalence in some areas.

    What's a bigger threat to hunting? CWD, or a baiting ban?
     
  13. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

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    Some people don’t seem to mind going over on others.
     
  14. bdbrown66

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    Unreal. If the law helps put guys like this out of business, it would be well worth it.
     
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  15. davers

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    The fact I am seeing Deer browsing in my field tells me that the Acorn Crop is not too good this year. Hasn't been good for the past 5 years.
     

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