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Author Topic: goose hunting  (Read 533 times)

Offline yari

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goose hunting
« on: September 23, 2016, 05:41:18 PM »
I had lunch w/ a buddy today. his buddy runs a goose guiding service. he has permission to hunt a picked bean field. the DNR kicked him out because they deemed the picked green bean field as BAITING. seriously????? are all picked crop fields baiting??? I find this completely nuts.

so now there is a 1/2 section that nobody can hunt and guess where all the geese going? all he and his clients can do is watch them fly over. also consider the DNR wants to reduce numbers. does any of this make sense? am I missing something? I use to hunt picked fields all the time.
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Offline King Ben

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Re: goose hunting
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2016, 05:58:41 PM »
I think those regs are set by the feds.  Waterfowl hunting has VERY peculiar hunting regulations.  If the field was harvested using normal farming practices, it is not baiting...period!!!

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Re: goose hunting
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2016, 06:10:30 PM »
What KB said - if the crops are managed for agricultural purposes and not manipulated purely for the sake of drawing in wildlife, it's not baiting.  I know the baiting rules have a lot of grey area in them, but this part about "normal agricultural use" is pretty clear.
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Re: goose hunting
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2016, 07:19:10 PM »
that's what I believe. they said since there are windrows left after harvest, it's baiting. that's nuts. the same can be said about wheat or rye. it's just goofy
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Re: goose hunting
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2016, 09:12:53 PM »
Yari you hit it on the head , if they leave crops standing on purpose that could be used to draw birds and give hunters cover that's baiting , and not allowed by the feds .
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Re: goose hunting
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2016, 11:35:06 AM »
Feds are messed up we had trouble about 10 years ago while Dove hunting. They came in on us while we were hunting and told us we were hunting a baited field. The farmer next door had cut his sunflowers and millet about 1/8 of a mile away!! We were in the flight path, the birds would feed in that field and come to the pond on ours. What a mess all of the adults got tickets. I was luck enough to arrive a little late and was not hunting. We had to beg them not to ticket the two 12 year olds that were hunting. The guys went to court and were shut down- The Feds were right because they made law which stated it was their call on how far away you could hunt from a "baited field" even though we had no idea the farmer had cut his field. So they threatened jail time if the guys didn't pay their fines and drop the case so they all had to pay 250.00 to make it go away!! They have since fixed that issue but it was rough for 3-4 years.
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Re: goose hunting
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2016, 03:36:35 PM »
Those wardens have to have something to do. Just part of the law these days. What they say is law and they love to intimidate you!!

Used to be a warden was your neighbor, now he is an arm of the politicians that know  nothing about what they are doing!!

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