Feb. 2, 2019 – West Bend, WI – West Bend Police and the DNR are investigating a bait pile of corn placed on Silverbrook Drive just west of Tenth Avenue. The pile of corn was spotted on Thursday, Jan. 31.
Police confirmed they were called to the area. City crews cleaned up the corn.
Brett Weir is Washington County Deer Advisory Council Chairman. He submitted the note below.
No feeding and baiting in Washington County!
These are some of the effects of baiting and feeding of deer.
Increasing deer carrying capacity through the artificial and repeated placement of food increases deer production and survival while mitigating the limiting effects of a harsh winter. Another is the effect on deer distribution. Deer are often drawn by artificial feed into residential clusters or posted property where firearm discharge is unwelcome or access restricted. This also results in conflicts between humans and deer. And not to mention the impact of forest composition and structure statewide, plus an agricultural perspective.
Click HERE for details on deer feeding and baiting regulations from the DNR.