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This angers me in so many ways

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I know all about this story, the dnr took samples of dirt yes dirt and there was a mineral supplement found in 3 spots but no sign of a actual mineral block. It is legal to put a mineral block out or any food to get trail cam pics and that is exactly what he did. The dnr trespassed on his property with no rhyme or reason, just walked out there and took samples, there was no issues with him shooting the deer until a douchebag of a neighboring property trespassed as well and said he saw mineral blocks which were taken off the property before hunting season started. Mineral blocks do dissolve in rain and the liquid obviously goes Into the ground otherwise known as dirt, Iowa dnr are nothing but a bunch of idiots who do nothing to help hunting and just want to steel hunters prize possessions to hang on their own wall.
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I never thought I would say this but I now think Iowa law is violated so much and baiting is so common and most hunters don't even know they are violating the law, that Iowa should legalize all baiting of deer. But!! if you take a deer over or around ANY baited area, the harvested deer would not count toward ANY antler record. I have experience when I was on the local county conservation board of an individual having adjacent land but putting deer cocaine just over on the county property. It took years and years before that area was "clean". With the current law you could sneak into someones property and spread salt or other stuff and could keep the person from hunting his own property for years. I doubt if this court case will clear up anything.
In fact, based on existing laws, gun hunters hunting/driving deer on "baited" property could be violating existing laws too. Law doesn't say YOU baited but just that the AREA ISaited. And the 10 day removal law doesn't apply because it takes years for the traces that attract deer to go away or be COMPLETELY removed. Based on these fact, I reached my conclusion that baiting should be legalized to even have a LEGAL deer season.
Every state /county/city agency has OFFICIAL rules and regulations that are enforced and have penalties just like the stuff the legislature does. A lot of it is not published either. Obama does new ones every day that are not even published. Just legalize baiting and move on. Hunting has no future anyway. Hunting as we know it will be greatly changed by confiscation and mandatory hunting gun control like $100 per yearly tax and regustration. That's the way it is in other countries and what the demorats are pushing in their agenda for the President.
Food plots are needed to increase survival of many species, hunted or not. Most corn planted on state and county land requires certain amounts left for feeding animals. Arresting this guy for baiting is stupid because the DNR knows illegal baiting is rampant. There must be more here than meets the eye. I can't even remember seeing newsprint where anyone has been arrested for baiting deer in my areas. Of course, we are all squeaky clean. Being ethical and honest isn't a requirement anymore. Anyone know when the trial begins?
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