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posted Mar 13, 2013, 6:56 AM by Chuck Robertson   [ updated Mar 13, 2013, 12:43 PM ]
By Sgt. David Marques  

On November 16, 2012 I received phone call regarding a fresh corn pile just 10 yds. from a deer stand on Veterans WMA in Scott County. About 30 minutes later, I meet the caller at his vehicle to walk out to the bait. 
The ladder stand was properly tagged with the owner’s information and the bait pile was located 10 yds. to the east. There was only a small remnant pile of corn left.  The deer had eaten most of it. 
After documenting the bait, I told the hunter that I would work the site the next couple of days to see if anyone hunted over it. 
The next day just after sunrise, I parked in the back lot of Veterans WMA and walked back to the bait site. Sure enough there was a hunter in the ladder stand with a fresh pile of corn in the same spot. After a brief conversation, he admitted to putting out the corn a few days ago and to sweetening it up this morning. 
When asked why, he stated he was having vision problems and was trying to get the deer as close as possible in order to see good enough to shoot. In Scott District court, he pled guilty to placement of bait on WMA and illegal pursuit of deer, paying a total of $293.00.