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Location: WA
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I was watching a hunting show on tv and they were hunting for whitetail deer in the sage brush. Ok before I go on I would like to tell you how I would approach hunting whitetail deer in the sage brush flat's. First I would scout. then I would get my sentlok gear and stalk these buck's on foot just like anyone else with a brain and a heart. Ok now i'll tell you how the guy's on the tv show hunted them. First they went out and scattered pounds and pounds of this deer feed on the road!. Sprayed about 5 gallons of this deer spray attractent. Then procceded to dive out to there ROAD and park the truck and hop in the back, cause that's where there blind was set up. A big tower built in the back of there truck! Then they just waited for every deer from here to new york to come into there trap and shoot like 3 or 4 of the buck's that didnt seem to be that old. It was so agravating watching these guy's clown about how they blasted 3 buck's with there riffle at 150 yrds in the back of a truck with all sorts of deer feed. What does this teach our kid's watching this stuff. Now we have to worry about walking a logging road and have some guy blasting from the back of his truck down the road cause he saw it on tv. I so want to make a hunting video and clown on all these guys and show them how a real hunter hunt's. I really cant believe these guy's. What do you think about this?

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Location: Puyallup, WA / Grand Rapids, MI
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Is that poaching?
You didn't mention the state they were in. It's possible that they were obeying the law. Lots of states allow baiting and that "road" was probably just a track on somebody's ranch.

If it's legal, I don't see anything wrong with hunting like that. In fact, I'm not sure exactly what your problem is. Is using bait always wrong? A blind?

Sure, it sounds a lot easier than stalking with a bow, but that isn't the same as calling it unethical or illegal. Not everyone is hunting for a challenge. If a person just needs quick, cheap meat it makes a lot more sense to set up a bait station on your property and fill all your tags than to stalk with a bow.

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Location: WA
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I meant to put a quetion mark after Poacher. These guy's are on TV for the sport of hunting and are representatives for these hunting products and are not all about quick meat. If it was a video on youtube of some local guy's doing it I wouldnt be as upset. But these guy's are suppose to be "pro hunter's" that can stalk the biggest baddest game there is. Take for instance the Primos hunting videos. They are alway talking about making sure you give fair chase to these animal and realy put time in. I look up to those guy's. These other guy's though, They are trying to find the easyest way to kill game. Tehy didnt get out of the truck from the time they left the lodge until they got out to get into the back of the truck blind. They even spread a trail of food all the way up the road as they were driving! I guess I just think it's pretty rediculous. And even if your just looking for meat. you can get it fairly easy if you ask me. It's not hard to find a spike or doe to shoot.

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Location: Umatilla Rez, Oregon
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Too easy, their lazy.

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Location: OlyWa
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I think they are lazy and wouldn't call it hunting, BUT we need to support their right to harvest animals using legal methods. If it is legal then they are not poaching.
I wouldn't hunt that way, but I would stand for their right to do so.

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Location: leftern washington
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well said billy, just because you dont agree with something doesnt make it wrong as long as its within the legal boundary's. i too would not hunt that way, but be careful what rights you are willing to give up because the next ones they may want to take are the ones you hold dear.

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I just dont know how out of the uper millions of hunters in the nation how these guys got this job. There are so many great hunters out there that would love to be on a tv show and show off there skill as a master hunter I included.

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Location: Umatilla Rez, Oregon
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bustbigking wrote:
I just dont know how out of the uper millions of hunters in the nation how these guys got this job. There are so many great hunters out there that would love to be on a tv show and show off there skill as a master hunter I included.

Totally agree with ya'

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Location: Montana
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Alot of private texas hunts are like that. I have been in some pretty seriously heated conversations with felow guides and outfitters about it. Im staunch free range no bait hunter and guide but to each thier own i guess. The best thing IMHO to do i sto write the sponsers of the shows you dont like whats shown and tell the money men what you think. They are easy to find. The outdoor channel has a list of all thier shows and contacts for such. I have talked to several personally over the years and some of those "hunters" are nothing more then a personality with a rifle No feild craft what so ever, but mean behind a computer

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