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Old 10-21-2018, 10:07 AM   #1
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I just walked up on some deer at 40-50 yds feeding on corn on public land. The were in a blind spot and I didnít see them so I thought Iíd get up and walk around. What is the likelihood of them coming back if I sit till 2-3pm?


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Old 10-21-2018, 10:10 AM   #2
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Decent odds i would say, try to not get winded
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Old 10-21-2018, 10:19 AM   #3
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50/50 they either are or they arenít there are so many other factors that can determine what those deer do. Like other hunters on public land


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Old 10-21-2018, 10:20 AM   #4
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Corn on public land? Thought it was illegal
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Old 10-21-2018, 10:24 AM   #5
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Iíd get away from it. Last thing you need is a GW walking up on you hunting over bait. Whether or not you put it out (on all public land Iíve heard of) itís still illegal to hunt over it.


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Old 10-21-2018, 10:34 AM   #6
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You see corn on public land walk away from it and clear the area. It is illegal in just about every public land.
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Old 10-21-2018, 10:41 AM   #7
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Actually, Many public hunts (draw hunts) you can hunt over corn, I've done it.
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Old 10-21-2018, 11:04 AM   #8
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Actually, Many public hunts (draw hunts) you can hunt over corn, I've done it.


OP didnít say drawn hunt


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Old 10-21-2018, 11:09 AM   #9
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OP didnít say drawn hunt


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didn't say it wasn't

some public land is off limits to baiting ... some allow it
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Old 10-21-2018, 11:33 AM   #10
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Illegal or not, the op didnt put the corn out so he would probably be intruding on someones elses spot. You'd all be hollering to high heaven if somebody came in on your spot.
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Old 10-21-2018, 11:37 AM   #11
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There are some public lands that allow baiting.
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:15 PM   #12
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didn't say it wasn't

some public land is off limits to baiting ... some allow it
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There are some public lands that allow baiting.

This is correct. It all depends on the type of public land someone's hunting. And where the land is and what is allowed on it. I know of lands that do allow it. Some of those lands are not draw hunt lands. And lands that don't. Been hunting public most of my life.



And for ethics sake, Walker's post above is correct (if it's not the OP's corn).


And to answer the OP's question: I doubt they will be back before 3PM. It will probably be around dark before they try to come back to it.
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Old 10-22-2018, 11:18 AM   #13
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If it's illegal to bait there, GTFO, it ain't worth the ticket!

If it's legal and not yours...it *IS* public land BUT a bit of a D-Move to poach someone else's spot.
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Old 11-02-2018, 11:34 AM   #14
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Planning to go scout tomorrow. Haven't been able to get ahold of an officer on the phone yet. We drew 7 I & K. Just wondering if anyone knows what area of 7 that's going to be. I'm also terribly curious how many total guns will be on Unit 7 during our hunt. If anyone has any info from a previous hunt and/or a conversation with an officer, I'd appreciate anything you can share.
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Old 11-02-2018, 01:32 PM   #15
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Planning to go scout tomorrow. Haven't been able to get ahold of an officer on the phone yet. We drew 7 I & K. Just wondering if anyone knows what area of 7 that's going to be. I'm also terribly curious how many total guns will be on Unit 7 during our hunt. If anyone has any info from a previous hunt and/or a conversation with an officer, I'd appreciate anything you can share.
It would help if you mentioned what public land you are hunting.
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:52 PM   #16
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he was probably on Lake Meredith, see this thread, he got a muley spike a couple of days later.
https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...=663032&page=5

Corn/baiting at Lake Meredith is illegal. Although I have seen corn out there once before. I wouldn't hunt it.
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