In the 2015-16 license year, which ended June 30, charges were filed for hunting over bait in 503 cases statewide. That’s up from 468 hunting-over-bait prosecutions in 2014-15 and 422 in 2013-14. It would be interesting to see what current numbers are for deer and add bear hunting baits. More and more hunters doing it. Also add the fact that crossbows are more popular and just as accurate as a rifle. Heck 12 year old kids are shooting deer with a crossbow with very little practice. It would be interesting to see how many bears are killed on private land vs game lands. Its hard to monitor bear and deer baits on private land. Common sense tells you what's happening.
Last edited by foxpro51; 12-16-2019 at 04:46 PM.