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Baiting Bambi: Mississippi bill would legalize limited deer baiting

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February 06, 2006

Baiting Bambi: Mississippi bill would legalize limited deer baiting

By Dave Hurteau & Chad Love

A pilot program couched in a bill approved by the state House of Representatives on Friday would allow hunters in 30 counties of southern Mississippi to hunt deer over bait through the year 2010. As the proposal awaits a Senate vote, it’s stirring up plenty of controversy. Experts worry about the spread of disease among baited deer, and some hunters, as well as congressmen, question the ethics of baiting. "Where's the sport when you're shooting Bambi while she's eating over a tub?" said one House representative. Click here for the story

What do you think? Should baiting be legal?

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