The contents label on C'Mere deer tells you it consists of processed corn and soybeans, among other things. For sure, that is bait and it is illegal. But once it is absorbed into the ground, who would know??
It's perfectly legal to use in the SE SRA on private land.
"It is now lawful to hunt or take deer on private lands only in the southeast special regulations areas (Bucks, Chester, Delaware,Montgomery and Philadelphia counties through the use of or taking advantage of bait"
There has been talk of legalizing bait in the Special Regs areas, but I don't think it has been approved. I hunted in KY two years ago, and down there, baiting is legal on private property, but not on public lands.
I am from the other side of the state and not real familiar, howevre this statement leads me to believe that yes as long ad you meet the requirements as to amounts.
It is now lawful to hunt or take deer on private lands only in the
southeast special regulations areas (Bucks, Chester, Delaware,
Montgomery and Philadelphia counties) through the use of or
taking advantage of bait. Bait may be placed or distributed two
weeks prior to the opening of the first deer season and continue
until the deer seasons conclude. Bait accumulation in any one location
will not be permitted to exceed five gallons at any given time.
I have used it in Montgomery Co. SRA where it is legal to bait and the deer roto till the ground to get some. Now I am not saying that my results will be typical every where but the deer seem to find it and dig up the soil.
I would not use it exclusively or go out of my way to buy it as I would rather invest in a good food plot but if it were given to me I would not turn it down.
I'm very interested to see the outcome of if baiting stays or goes. there's been very mixed reviews of its effectiveness. I personally don't think its came close to doing what it was intended to do. just because you put food out, doesn't mean deer have to visit it during daylight hours. up untill our cornfields go down, our deer won't touch artificially placed food. the only thing messing with it are fawns. I'm sure when we start feeding this time of year, results will be different with a lot less available food. the deer have been digging through the snow to get to the cornfield. I would like to hear from somebody who has seen a positive effect from the SRA baiting, maybe in a non farming area.