Learn to hunt and you won't need to bait.........................
I'd love to not have to bait deer! The problem is that if I don't and everyone else is, I am wasting my time. I have a protein feeder that i don't hunt over that goes out every spring and stays out until around mid October. I put a camera on it periodically to see what kind of bucks I have coming to it. I can always tell when everyone else is putting out corn and rice bran due to the number of deer that quit coming to the protein. When the neighboring lands was a hunting club and they didn't start baiting until mid October, my deer didn't stop eating the protein until then. Now that it's all private ownership, most start baiting around the 1st of September and my regular deer numbers drop off at my protein feeder. I go from 150 pounds of protein a week to about 50 pounds every week and a half now. If my neighbors would spend the money on the protein when the deer need it instead of the corn and rice bran, it would drastically improve our herd. But if the deer relocate due to the corn that suddenly becomes available, I have to do something to keep them around as well. By the way, I also plant spring and fall food plots as well.
Also I should point out that my protein feeder is in the center of the area that I hunt and we do not hunt anywhere near our protein locations.