To bait or not to bait: that's the question for deer hunters February 21, 2016 Alabama

Alabama Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

...  In good habitat and with reasonable harvest limits, baiting does no harm to the deer population on private lands--limited access is of course a big part of the key. If baiting were allowed on public lands ... the usual "tragedy of the commons" would no doubt quickly take effect, reducing the herds below safe levels as thousands of hunters swarmed the woods with truckloads of shelled corn...
... Jackson County Representative Tommy Hanes voted against it. He feels it doesn't teach children anything about the sport of hunting...
... State Rep. Alan Boothe, R-Troy, filed the perennial bill, which has failed to pass during numerous legislative sessions... would allow landowners to bait without restrictions on private land...
     Alabama Committee Approves Hunting Over Bait February 17, 2016 Outdoors 360
... Representative Artis J. “A.J.” McCampbell (D-Livingston) ... he believes in giving the deer a fair chance and has issue if this applies to deer season...


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