With the passing of SB 450 in the Senate and likely passing in the House, I’m curious of the impact on Bear Hunting. Maybe those in the Southern Zones can provide some feedback. The bill makes it lawful for hunting Deer over Bait but not Bear. So it will be the same as in the Southern Zone. I hunt deer and bear at the same time. I want to bait for deer but I still want my bear. Are those of you in the Southern zone just finding a pattern for the bears heading to the bait and taking them from a legal distance (200 yards. From the bait and out of site)? Or is the DNR more relaxed about baiting and bears? Is the DNR questioning you down south on the precise location of your harvest? Thoughts???