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Deer Hunting Over Bait

Updated on December 28, 2012
View from one of my deer stands showing deer corn poured on the ground. Source:  Bubba Jasper
View from one of my deer stands showing deer corn poured on the ground. Source: Bubba Jasper

Is It An Ethical Choice? To Me It Is!

Well it's me again, your new, old friend Bubba Jasper and I'd like to tell you my thoughts on deer hunting over bait (usually deer corn where I hunt). Heck, where I am from we either pour the deer corn out on the ground or put it in timed feeders to attract deer to our hunting areas. I am for anything legal and ethical to help a hunter succeed in harvesting deer in order to help protect and promote their survival. Hunting over bait is very ethical and I am thankful we live in a country where we all have the right to do just that! Hunting over bait is also not allowed in some states (which I do not understand) so make sure you understand and follow your state wildlife laws while hunting.

Whether you hunt deer over bait using feeders or pouring it on the ground I salute you and am glad you are a doing your part to help protect and promote deer herds.

Some people say that deer hunting is cruel and inhumane but my belief is that deer and other natural resources were placed here on earth for us to use. I mean for us to use wisely! You see, I believe that deer are a sustainable natural resource that hunters should protect and strive to promote their continuation for future generations. I also believe that by participating in hunting deer we are doing just that!

I am a firm believer that without hunters harvesting legal numbers of deer each season that deer herds everywhere would grow larger and the food sources they need to survive would not sustain all of them. There would be starving and diseased deer in these herds and they would suffer in the long run.

I feel that as hunters it is our reponsibility to educate our families, friends and everyone else about the importance of keeping this way of life alive. Bottom line, I do and will continue to hunt deer over bait as is my right. That being said, those that choose not to or oppose hunting, well you are definitely entitled to your opinions. Our forefathers of this great country fought and died to make sure we had the right to voice our beliefs. Good hunting to you or whatever makes you smile!

Some Great Deer Recipes


I like to share a recipe or two in my articles so here you go:

Deer Steaks and Gravy

  • 2lbs. deer steaks
  • 1 to 2 tbls. cajun seasoning
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 1 cup water

Heat about 1/4 inch of cooking oil in a skillet. Season flour to your liking with cajun seasoning. Dust deer steaks in flour and brown on both sides in hot oil. Remove steaks from skillet and add onion. Cook onion until translucent. Add steaks back to skillet and cover with water. Cover skillet and turn heat down to medium low and allow to simmer for 1 to 2 hours until tender. You can turn steaks over several times during this cooking process. Serve over fresh cooked rice with a nice salad and some cornbread. An ice cold beer or glass of lemon iced tea is all you need to wash this delicious dish down! Enjoy!!!!

Deer Burgers

  • 2 lbs. ground deer
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced fine
  • 1 small green bell pepper, diced fine
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed and diced fine
  • 1 to 2 tsp. cajun seasoning
  • 1 tbls. worchestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. tabasco

Mix all ingredients well in a large bowl. Divide into 6 to 8 hamburger patties (thick or thin as you like), Cook patties in pan or on grill on medium heat until done to your liking. Serve as you would regular hamburgers on toasted buns with all the condiments (cheese, lettuce, tomato slices, onions, pickles, mayonnaise, mustard and ketchup). Great with an ice cold beer or your favorite cold beverage. Don't forget the fries!!! These burgers are much lower in fat than beef and better for you! Enjoy!

Please let me know what you think about deer hunting and using bait in my comments section!

Food is good! Long live the farmer! Long live the chef! Long live the stove!





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