Baiting is a lazy way to hunt. I know, I've done it. There was no challenge and little thrill involved. I shot several deer with both rifle and bow over bait...lazy. Then I challenged myself to learn how to hunt. The day I shot a nice 7 point buck from 7 yards with my bow...no bait, stands as one of my best hunting moments. Since then I've come to appreciate the hunting experience for it's totality and while I don't always see deer every time I go out, I experience nature as intended and when a wary whitetail makes it's way down a narrow trail or edges it's way up a steep draw and finds itself under my stand....that's living.