Well, lot's of things run through my mind with the word "baiting", having hunted in the central part of our state for years and seen first hand what some folks will do in order to have ducks and geese using their area, either to hold the fowl in their marsh til they choose to hunt them or to have the birds stay in 'their area" away from the 'average Joe Hunter" so no one can kill thir ducks. That's "baithing as I've seen it".
The other form is "feeding" of waterfowl. it's nice to be able to watch them take off & land... and paddle around ....but are you really doing them any favors??? They stop migraging because they have plenty of food and don't really have to work for it. They will stop flying around , only to fatten up and stop using muscles needed for migration.
I realize we are losing habitat and that's a real problem but I do not believe "baiting/feeding" will help our ducks..... Just my thoughts, it's a free country and if you want to "bait your pond" Go ahead, watch or kill, it's your choice :cool:
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