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#6445461 - 09/09/16 03:51 PM Baited Field???
Astater Offline
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Registered: 06/10/11
Posts: 606
Loc: Forney, TX
Farmer planted corn. Corn flooded and didn't make very good. Farmer is claiming on insurance and has not harvested anything to date. Water is flooded back up into some of the corn. Teal everywhere. Is it baited?
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#6445463 - 09/09/16 03:52 PM Re: Baited Field??? [Re: Astater]
sallysue Offline
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Registered: 02/21/06
Posts: 2692
Loc: Belton Tx
I would say no

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#6445465 - 09/09/16 03:53 PM Re: Baited Field??? [Re: Astater]
Barny Topwater Offline
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Registered: 11/22/09
Posts: 2905
Loc: New Braunfels TX USA
No, if it's still standing. I've seen them hunt ducks in flooded corn on TV
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#6445467 - 09/09/16 03:53 PM Re: Baited Field??? [Re: Astater]
sprigsss Offline
Tracker

Registered: 10/17/09
Posts: 895
Loc: Snyder, TX
No. Unless you manipulate it in any manner that is outside of natural agricultural practices.

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#6445482 - 09/09/16 04:06 PM Re: Baited Field??? [Re: Astater]
Herbie Hancock Offline
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Registered: 08/23/16
Posts: 1043
Loc: Cypress, Texas
When getting the birds be sure not to knock down any of the stalks, some GW's will consider that baiting, same goes for the dog, real silly gray area. I am sure if fought in court it will be dismissed.

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#6445530 - 09/09/16 04:51 PM Re: Baited Field??? [Re: Astater]
Astater Offline
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Registered: 06/10/11
Posts: 606
Loc: Forney, TX
I didn't think so but wanted another opinion. Thanks fellas.
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#6445567 - 09/09/16 05:39 PM Re: Baited Field??? [Re: Astater]
ducknbass Online   content
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Registered: 10/18/06
Posts: 7920
I'm gonna need to see this to make sure. What time we leaving?

Sincerely
Internet game warden/ hole squater


Edited by ducknbass (09/09/16 05:40 PM)
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#6445579 - 09/09/16 05:46 PM Re: Baited Field??? [Re: Astater]
MikeOH Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/01/16
Posts: 27
Loc: Lucas TX
i'm willing to hunt it tomorrow and let you know if I have any issues with gw.

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#6445602 - 09/09/16 06:04 PM Re: Baited Field??? [Re: Astater]
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Registered: 03/09/09
Posts: 299
Loc: Near Lake Somerville TX.
Call the local GW in your area if he or she is civil they will be straight with you! unlike some guys last year outside of
Katy area, were slammed with 2100$ fines on teal season last year...... they threw down corn and milo in givien areas.....

kinda hard to beat that charge.....

Me, i would not hunt that area...... not worth my time and money for the hassle......


gud luck.....
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#6445609 - 09/09/16 06:14 PM Re: Baited Field??? [Re: ducknbass]
Palehorse Offline
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Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 4388
Loc: Surfside Beach, TX
Originally Posted By: ducknbass
I'm gonna need to see this to make sure. What time we leaving?

Sincerely
Internet game warden/ hole squater


Yea, I'll supply the second opinion! I'll even spring for gas and beer! banana
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#6445918 - 09/09/16 09:14 PM Re: Baited Field??? [Re: Astater]
RHutch Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 05/25/13
Posts: 366
Loc: Frisco
I'd hunt the heck out of it. You'd be doing NOTHING wrong.

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#6445978 - 09/09/16 09:49 PM Re: Baited Field??? [Re: Astater]
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Registered: 04/25/11
Posts: 225
HUNT IT! this is no different than purposely planting it, and then pumping water on it ten days before the season. the only thing you have to watch on insurance crops is in some instances when they disc the crops under as discing a pretty mauture grain crop is not a normal practice. and hogflyer, people throwing grain out of a sack in no shape form or fashion compares to hunting a standing crop that is NOT manipulated that has been flooded.

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#6446442 - 09/10/16 12:01 PM Re: Baited Field??? [Re: Astater]
Slow Drifter Offline


Registered: 04/09/09
Posts: 4332
Loc: Central Texas
Discing the crop under is required to collect crop insurance, so it is normal ag practice. I wouldn't worry about it.


Edited by Slow Drifter (09/10/16 12:01 PM)
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#6446479 - 09/10/16 12:31 PM Re: Baited Field??? [Re: Astater]
TakeMeLord Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/29/11
Posts: 253
Just ask local game warden. Document fields prior to hunt. Photograph fields. get a handwritten note from landowner that explains history of this seasons corn crop. Look on internet and get weather history to substantiate the crop history. Photograph adjacent fields.....

There is no need to get a game warddn after you! Not worth it! Better off communicating, being open, being honest....

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#6452784 - 09/14/16 10:06 PM Re: Baited Field??? [Re: Astater]
STXHO Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 04/06/11
Posts: 5162
Loc: South Texas
Definitely not baited. I had several milo fields that were flooded a couple years ago during teal season. It falls under normal agricultural practice. The GW in my area confirmed. Same as when we plant milo and insure it if the crop is not good, then bail it or shred it to bail it and hunt over it. Falls under normal ag practice. Get after it!
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