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Deer baiting


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My family owns a small (4 acre) piece of property in a rural (for any of you city folk) community that backs up to a 22 acre cornfield that then backs up to a creek and mature wooded area. On our property is horse paddock and a stretch of pine trees about 30 yards wide and continues all the way up to the mature woods. Problem is on the other side is a highway then another field. During the rut, deer actually use this cut fairly often; but never seen any during other times. However, one of our neighbors always sees (on a trail cam) and has problems with deer eating out of their garden in the middle of the night. There is a perfect spot for baiting on the corner of our yard that is about 300 yards from the mature woods, and closest to the field and would have very little disturbance if any at all. My question is has anyone ever baited deer out this far, and what would you use to get deer to start coming? Is it even possible? This would be for bow hunting only. No one in the immediate area hunts, and the houses are well over the legal distance for hunting; safety or angry neighbors is neither the concern nor question here. It seems like it would be impossible to get deer to come this far out, and especially in the daytime or evening hours, but maybe someone has done it before. Thought? How crazy do I sound? almost always used public land to hunt, but a change would be nice.

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eyeguy 54

Over the past five years, Minnesota conservation officers have issued an average of 147 baiting violations per year. No. 1 violation among big-game hunters in the state, according to the DNR. In baiting, hunters typically place corn, apples, pumpkins or other food near their deer stands in hopes of attracting a deer.

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Bigfatbert

Kara . Baiting deer is so illegal in Mn . Don't do it . You can recreational feed deer on your property , in most of Mn , there are some new areas where that is now illegal, but if your going to hunt the area you must quit  the feeding , and make sure that there is not a speck of food remaining on the ground for at least 10 days prior to your hunt...  maybe you could plant some clover , or rye grass in the area to draw deer in there more often ,and that is legal. Good luck.

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eyeguy 54

we may never know... LOL

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