May 9 and 10 will bring serious discussions concerning CWD before the Michigan Natural Resources Committee. Included in these discussions will be the regulation on baiting. There are cries for an all-out ban on baiting and others are speaking against that or for a grain (corn) limited baiting proposal.
As of this point in time, food plotting has been very limited in this discussion.
Nearly all of the hunters in my camp have very limited mobility. We require the deer to come to us as we can no longer move to them. I am sure that everyone on this site can understand that. Having bait also means that the deer stops for a minute or 3 or 4 so that we can take a responsible standing shot. Many of the hunters at my place say that they will quit hunting if baiting is banned. I will probably continue hunting as long as I have a granddaughter hunting. I don't know if this will be a trend across the state but, to me, it certainly makes a profound statement concerning the DNR's commitment to disabled folks.
I was the only one in our camp of 5 that didn't bait when I was hunting. I found a spot between their feeding area and their beding spot and built a ground blind. Granted, I did all this when I was walking. Then when I was walking with a walker all I had to do was slip into the blind and sit. Now that I'm confined to a wheelchair, I can't get to my blind. Therefore, I haven't hunted in 18 years, except a turkey hunt 5 years ago with a guide service and nope, I didn't get one. Not even a shot.