What land did he sell??? It is my understanding that the guy had bought and sold many parcels of land trying to buy the perfect tract to shoot a trophy on. I am pretty sure that he has not sold the land that the deer was shot on. If so that has happened in the last week or so.
I hope that out of all this the baiting laws and grey areas are cleared up, and he gets to keep his deer. I do think that the guy had no intent on breaking any law, nor did the guys from TP think that there was any kind of potential wrongdoing here. However, in Iowa, it is illegal to bait and mineral blocks are to be removed 30 days prior to hunting season. I was told with mineral or salt blocks that to be legal you are to dig a 3 foot diameter by 1 foot deep hole where the block was located and remove the dirt from the area.
Keep a cool head on this and try to remember that, while it is unfortunate that the guy is going thru all of this, we are not 100% sure he was not baiting... He is innocent until proven guilty, and the DNR I am sure did not break the law to obtain any evidence here. If they did, then shame on them and I am sure there will be questions to answered.
I find it a joke that not all the fact are out on this and already there are people jumping to conclusions about the DNR being joke or the man who shot the deer is a joke. My thoughts are let it work out so you don't wind up being the one that is a joke.