Re: Banning deer scent lures
Let's say every hunter in the state uses 6oz of the stuff each season. Truthfully PA hunters dont all use the stuff anyway, so the actual amount would be considerably less. Then consider that the state's approx one million deer each pee atleast that amount several times each day, 365 days a year. The collective amount we hunters use amounts toad drop in the bucket. It's just another fear tactic knee jerk reaction and nothing about it's use has been documented to contribute to the spread of the disease. Everyone involved needs to stick to the facts. Cwd has been around for decades. Even the hardest hit regions still have huntable deer and elk populations. I live smack in the middle of the cwd zone from last fall. The one in which thousands of deer tested failed to produce one single positive. I killed a buck less than one mile from one of the old suspect deer pens. And after all the hoopla lo and behold the disease turned up a hundred miles away in the wild herd. We will not contain it or prevent it. But we can learn to live with it and stop treating it like the apocalypse. Show me proof that a bottle of Tinks spreads the disease and I'll buy you a drink. Till then, no, I will not support it. I think it's ridiculous.