September 18, 2020

Tennessee Bags Baiting

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Tennessee game officials have been debating the deer baiting issue for some time holding public hearings, getting input and conferring with at least 15 other states – some who do and some who don’t allow baiting of deer for hunting.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission has followed the recommendation of the Resources Agency to ban baiting. The major reasons stated are as follows: The increased threat of the spread of disease from congregating deer; powerful toxins that develop in the feed, especially in corn; the results of studies that show deer feeding regularly on bait become more nocturnal and 60% of hunters and non-hunters oppose baiting – the results of a TWRC survey.

Tom Remington

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