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Thoughts on deer feeding
Posted: 17 December 2013 01:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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They allow it because they can profit from it twice.  They make money on the sale and they make money on the fines.  Its a win win for them. 

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Andy Meador - 12 December 2013 08:44 AM

A nice gesture but I think congregating deer at a feed site will only hurt them in the long run.  EHD and other diseases will spread easier and the deer will become dependant on humans for food.  Leaving a few rows of corn or beans would be good but starvation hasn’t really been a problem here. 

The deer herd is already receiving supplemental feeding at many secluded locations in violation of the law and the state allows this practice! Walk into any farm store, sporting goods store or Walmart and you will find mineral licks, food supplements, salt blocks and the one I detest the most “deer cocaine” in the sporting goods area, most have pictures of deer feeding on the packaging and this stuff is flying off the shelf. The DNR professes to ban supplemental feeding but does nothing to eliminate the sale of these harmful products, now why is that?

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Posted: 17 December 2013 07:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Just so you know I have not received any response from either State Representative in regards to stopping the late winter season or helping the remaining young deer by supplemental feeding. Already i can see the yearlings out in the middle of the day so it won’t be long until the coyotes pick them off.

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Posted: 20 December 2013 08:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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I would be against feeding deer,  I think the deer have plenty to eat.  crops, food plots, and acorns.  This is what food plots are for anyway.  If the DNR allowed feeding most hunters would be sitting on bait piles all season.  That would be great for the guys that want to shoot 20 deer a year.  That would be horrible for our already declining deer herd.  Im also afraid it may spread disease.

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