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01-28-2004, 02:39 PM
Maybe some of you who live in Va can help.My pop owns some land in rockingham co. and I have not been there in 10-15 years.I was reading the regulations and It looks like you can bait deer on private property but you cannot hunt them over this bait.Is this correct?.Can I bait them in for my game cameras?It looks like the regs allow for baiting/feeding but not to hunt over this bait....

Unauthorized Feeding

It is unlawful to place or direct the placement of, deposit, distribute, or scatter food or salt capable of attracting or being eaten by bear, deer, or turkey on national forest lands and department-owned lands. This regulation does not prohibit the proper disposal of food in trash receptacles provided by the National Forest Service or by the Department.

Unlawful methods

Occupy any baited blind or other baited place for the purpose of taking or attempting to take any wild game bird or wild game animal or to put out bait or salt for the purpose of taking or killing any wild game bird or wild game animal, except for the purpose of trapping furbearing animals.

01-31-2004, 01:23 PM
You can supplement feed by corn, spreaders, etc... but no baiting to hunt. So yes, you can put "supplement" http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-rolleyes-green.gif food out and take pics.

02-24-2004, 02:39 PM
As long as your not hunting over the bait and no black bears are coming into the bait. The Board of Game and Inland Fisheries recently adopted a regulation making it unlawful to place or to distribute food, minerals, carrion, or similar substances to feed or to attract bears. That regulation became effective on July 1, 2003. This new regulation is intended to curtail the deliberate feeding of black bears, a practice that may cause bears to lose their innate fear of people and may increase the likelihood of bears becoming nuisances Look at link for more info.


I also live in Rockingham Co. "Massanutten" home of the golf deer.

Where is you fathers land located

03-01-2004, 08:22 PM
20hornet it is back in runions creek area.Back off of I think 258 or 259.I usally come in the backway past orkney springs and sometimes turn in at chimney rock near fulks run.I have family still living in harrisonburg,timberville,and fulks run I just have not been there in a long while.What is the golf deer about?

03-02-2004, 12:37 PM

I live in Massanutten Resort that is located in rockingham co. at the start/end of the Massanutten Mnt. range. If you look at a map of the Mnt., the resort is located in a Kettle. The ski slopes in the summer and the two golf courses year round provide an unlimmited amount of grazzing/food and protection, since Massanutten has a no hunting policy with-in the resort/kettle. On any given day you could drive around the golf course and see 50 deer. The good news is the resort backs up to the George Washington National Forest, sometimes when the rut is in full swing you can catch one of the "GOLF DEER" running the forest and not Playing tru on the 17th hole.
Are you a hunter or photographer or both?

03-02-2004, 09:58 PM
20hornet I am a hunter to the bone.I grew up hunting rockingham county.Was in the woods at 3 or 4 with pop and on my own at 8 but he was not far away.I have lots of pics but they are from my trail cameras.I run 8-10 digital setups at any given time.I am going to pull all my cams tomorrow and will put them back out in late May.
Ever heard of lairds run,mongold hollow,church mountain?Just curious as these are places I grew up hunting.

03-04-2004, 07:12 AM
Before moving to massanutten, I lived on the out side of timberville(the Mash) for a few years, also alot of family still live on this side of the county.
lairds run-Yes
mongold hollow-Yes
church mountain-Yes
How about this spot Bennie&#39;s Beach, Have you ever been?
Does your fathers land back up against the national forest?
You have some great trail picks, let me know when you post the new ones.
Are Your camers set up on public or private land, great looking animals!!!!!!

03-04-2004, 10:03 PM
20hornet its a small world.My great uncle was the owner of bennies beach bar.I was there many a times as a young&#39;n. My other uncle owned mac&#39;s superette in fulks run for many many years.
Yes pops land butts right up against the national forest.He bought it back in the early 80&#39;s when they closed most of the national forest land to vehicles.Thats how we used to get to the top of lairds run with his 4x4 ford.I walked up a couple times after they put gates up but cant do it anymore due to health.
All of my pics are on our private land here in Maryland and I will be putting up my cams this year on his land.Check out the new shed pics I put on today and the story of my boys find is in the shed hunting forum.

03-08-2004, 07:47 AM
It&#39;s a very small world. I know current owner of Bennies Beach. Any relation to you? You have some good boys, and what a great find http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-bowdown-purple.gif once in a life time. Did you ever see or get trail pics of either of the bucks before their last dance?

03-08-2004, 07:17 PM
Hornet I dont think there is any relation now.Hard to tell thou I got a lot of kin there...Never got any pics of these 2 bucks.The area is pretty horned up so I will put a cam there this summer and see if another buck moved in to the area.Then again maybe the one that did all the horning is still around there... http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cross-fingers.gif