Originally Posted by quackwacker
I dont think supplemental feeding reaches enough of the population to have adverse effects.
KH if it really dont matter then why do you spend all the time and money to plant all that food and trees.
Is it to help the wild life or for bait?
OK Wes believe it or not. becaue I enjoy it. Period. I like to watch stuff grow. It started early back in my younger days. We would grow stuff and it was exciting to see how tall and fast you could make the stuff grow. Here I am 47 years old and I still have poeple tell me. Man that was the best stuff ever. So I'm married have children I can no longer do THAT. So I got into planting gardens and trees around our house(trailer) when I first started. After I filled my yard with trees I started planting for deer out around the eges of the yard. Now I have a deer garden in the front yard(clover, alfafa and chicory) My vegetable garden most of time is planted for the deer also.
I do it with our club first, because this day and time that is what most people consider a part of hunting. (Plant it they will come: deer and hunters) And I enjoy it. Do I think they need it or should we actually be doing. NO!. Do I care if anyone else does? NO! Do I think it is as critical as what John sent me. NO!. But I do think it should be discussed to let people form their own opinions. Most of what hunters do today takes away from the mystic of hunting. But let me add it also adds to the enjoyment of the outdoors. So its a give and take. Strange but true IMO. Did that help you understand where I'm coming from?