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Baiting deer

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Post by 556NATO » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:44 am

Does anyone have any experience baiting deer? I want to attract more deer to our camp. We were thinking of putting up salt licks.
By the way - this is baiting for viewing, not for hunting. :D



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Re: Baiting deer

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Post by jimg11 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:48 am

Baiting can only be done at certain times WITH THE PROPER PERMITS . Check with N H Fish And Game for regulations. Ask about planting food plots. Salt licks cannot be pure salt. Again Check with your local conservation officer.


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Post by 556NATO » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:46 pm

jimg11 wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:48 am
Baiting can only be done at certain times WITH THE PROPER PERMITS . Check with N H Fish And Game for regulations. Ask about planting food plots. Salt licks cannot be pure salt. Again Check with your local conservation officer.
Hi Jim,
I checked the NH Hunting Digest and couldn't find anything regarding baiting deer simply for the reason of watching them. The regulations all seem to pertain to "baiting and taking deer". Do you think they leave it up to the GW's discretion?



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Post by jimg11 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:45 am

Hi 556NATO,
As I understand it you at very least have to have WRITTEN Land Owner Permission. If you own the land of course you can give your self permission. PLEASE at least talk to a Conversation Officer. We had a Very bad problem a couple years ago when some goodhearted people feed deer hay and wound up KILLING them Because a whitetail deer CANNOT Process Hay in their stomachs. Talk to the Game Warden or the N H Fish & Game Biologist.


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Post by 556NATO » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:19 pm

jimg11 wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:45 am
Hi 556NATO,
As I understand it you at very least have to have WRITTEN Land Owner Permission. If you own the land of course you can give your self permission. PLEASE at least talk to a Conversation Officer. We had a Very bad problem a couple years ago when some goodhearted people feed deer hay and wound up KILLING them Because a whitetail deer CANNOT Process Hay in their stomachs. Talk to the Game Warden or the N H Fish & Game Biologist.
Yes I will definitely call NH Fish & Game. We own the land so permission is not the issue and we don't want to hurt/kill the deer. Thanks for the input and I'll let you know what we find out.



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Post by jimg11 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:02 am

Hi 556NATO,
While you are talking with then enquire about planting a food plot which I am told is easy and very effective.

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Post by 556NATO » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:09 pm

I spoke with NH Fish & Game LE and was told that baiting during the hunting season is fine as long as it's marked with the hunters' name(s). A salt or mineral lick can be used as long as it's not 100% salt. On my own property the rules still apply although he said there is a "light grey area" there.
Planting a food plot is fine anytime and doesn't fall under those rules.



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Post by jimg11 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:04 am

Always better to get to the real source. A proper food plot will have a positive effect for years.


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