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post #1 of 94 (permalink) Old 01-24-2012, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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Just curious if anyone else saw in the new field and stream they were predicting that wildlife agencies were going to start considering foodplots baiting in the future. Thought it was interesting they would say that but don't see it happening. I think page 30 off the top of my head, if you can't find it let me know and i will get the correct page.

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post #2 of 94 (permalink) Old 01-25-2012, 12:11 PM
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I think that would be a great idea! Instead of deer hunting the hunter it would be the hunter accually hunting the deer again! jmo

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Chad, come hunt my food plots. You'll see how easy it is. LOL

I won't hunt them, waste of time. The trail cameras don't lie, all night use, no daytime use.



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Never happen. Too much $$ going into hunting via food plots, equipment, fencing, property management, etc. Same for hunting near oak, beech, chestnut stands or soft mast trees/bushes, those would need to be illegal hunt sites too. That would be like saying we will all have to hunt with iron sighted slug guns or stick bows just to make it more fair.

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Here is one reason not to make that mistake...this is April I was not hunting that day.



Only those that just hunt deer see food plots as bait, those that tend to deer's needs all year (including SGL/SF food and cover guys) know that is not true. Not many wasting money on "bait" in April now is there??? Don't answer, it is already known.

Field and Stream they still print that thing??







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it was outdoor life sorry. Just thought it was curious they would write that.

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I don't get that one either, but my guess is like many posts on here and on other MBs is that they wrote it cause they knew it would heat up some and maybe get the magazine some attention.

This is just my .02 on them from what i have seen and not directed at anyone..but anyone that argues foodplots are just bait and not year long habitat improvements, have not watched one provide all year, or seen the difference in deer that have them in their life and deer that don't. Even my hammered little plots that came from me just wanting something else in that little opening other than goldenrod or piled old logs have made a difference along with everything else I have done. They are visited all year long and a part of a whole plan I follow. Deer, turkeys, bears, drummers and even fat groundhogs and rabbits have taken notice. Have they helped my property become a wildlife magnet, yes, along with my sanctuary area, timber and hinge cuttings, and removal of excess animals (which use to be are only job).

State agencies wanted us to become more than just hunters of wildlife, well we have and I hope they don't cave to the ignorance of statements like..."it is just bait", no matter what magazine it is in. They know it is not.

ALso to keep this oriented to the forum it is in, QDMA gave me (and many others) the training on all of this stuff, thru their magazine, materials and website and of course I got alot of help from many here on HPA. I see the QDMA organization as the one group that turns deer hunters into more than just deer hunters...and I am a darn proud member of that.














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QDMA turns deer hunters into land and wildlife stewards.

There is a huge mindset change in a hunter when he goes from "consumer" to steward.



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I don't even hunt anymore, but I still manage my land for the benefit of wildlife. QDMA is a wealth of information in hempling me manage habitat more effectively. Like RB says, foodplots are used by many forms of wildlife, all year long. It's been my observation that most people who complain about foodplots don't have land. Some don't even acknowledge that the PGC plants them on gamelands. I think ignorance and envy are a very bad combination.

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post #10 of 94 (permalink) Old 01-27-2012, 11:04 AM
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QDMA has planted foodplots on game lands and on state forest lands as well.

Right now, we're working on some habitat improvements and food plots for the public land hunter on the KQDC. We hope it will involve the hunters that hunt there.

Stay tuned!

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