RGrizz, all are correct about the baiting. The true term they use is "manipulated". If you personally, manipulate the crop in anyway, it becomes illegal. No need to knock it down anyway, the deer will make quick work of it, once they get hungry.
I goose hunt a lot, out of blinds, which we cover in corn stalks to hide it. When we cut the corn down from one place, and move it to the blind for camo, I must remove the actual ear of corn(food), or it would be illegal. WCO lived very close to me for quite a while, very friendly, he confirmed it.