Oct 4, 2011
Lifted deer-baiting ban relieves farmers, but timing affects bait supply

A few years ago, Oceana County farmer Larry Van Sickle was uncertain about his financial future after the state Natural Resources Commission issued a deer baiting ban and he wasn’t able to sell his harvested carrots to hunters.

In 2008, when The Chronicle talked to Van Sickle on his Elbridge Township family farm, he said he was anxious. His wife, Carla, mentioned that Larry had been losing sleep over the NRC ruling that banned deer baiting in most of the state.

But that has all changed. The Muskegon Chronicle

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