from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of bait.
- n. A bloodsport involving the act of worrying or tormenting a chained or confined animal by setting dogs upon it.
- n. The act of luring, as into a trap.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. harassment, especially of a tethered animal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of worrying a chained or confined animal with dogs.
- n. The act of worrying and harassing; persistent annoyance.
- n. The act of halting on a journey for rest and food for either man or beast.
- n. The act of furnishing a trap, hook, etc., with bait.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. harassment especially of a tethered animal
Sorry, no etymologies found.
I agree with all the points Scott brought up and agree with him that "baiting" is not the right thing to do.
Maybe bear hunters could try parking one along a Forest Service road where baiting is not legal (like WA State) and give it a whirl.
If baiting is what you like to do, go where it's legal.
I have shot 8 deer in the past two years, none of them were within 200 yards of my corn pile, so the statement that baiting is "unfair" is disputable.
Yes | No | Report from bomberpride wrote 49 weeks 6 days ago baiting is ok but only for certain animals. but no to high fences
To his credit, Blazing Cat Fur has as yet shown no stirrings of litigiousness, contenting himself with his usual low-level baiting from the safety of his lair.
The patriotism-baiting is a particularly nice touch.
IMO, Bestul's rational for unifying against baiting is very narrow-minded.
I vote for corn, but deer scents are great where baiting is not legal!!
I can see no long-term benefits in baiting that would result in bigger antlers.