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Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Greentown/Pittston/ NEPA
When I lived in Louisiana from 2001 -2005, baiting was acceptable there. Everyone had feeders and hunted over them. I was shocked, like in a horror movie. I got access to a property right across the street from my house. Once I put up a 2 ladder stands, and started hanging out over there, I realized why feeders were used. You only saw deer if you had one. Well, I proved them wrong when I shot a decent 8 point in archery season in 2001. No feeder, just solid scouting. This property only had deer activity in the PM but had hog activity all day. That was the only year I bow hunted. I spent the next three years killing pigs for farmers with the rifle. It was so hot, that you hunted in shorts and a tank top with a full bug suit. Even though I successfully killed a deer without bait, I can see why they do down there. Then gun season, they run dogs. Shoot at running deer with semi auto 270's and 308's. Definitely NOT MY SCENE. They hunt from the road and have homemade elevated chairs in their pickup beds! Firearm safety goes right out the window when that season hits. Even though bait is allowed in this country, I hope PA never allows it... keep woodsmanship alive!