I agree.... I only bait to see what has made it through the deer hunting season and to find out how the overall herd is doing (body size).
I also bait to see when bucks have dropped their antlers. This way I know when to begin shed hunting- one of my favorite pastimes. I do however use mineral lick sites to help the deer with their mineral needs and nutrition.
This poses a question I have placecd Mineral Blocks of various kinds on my hunting property over the last few years with and without molasses or other attractants on it and have never as much as found a track around them the deer do not touch them. Should I assume that the deer are getting what they need from the enviroment so dont need them or is there something else I shuld do where minerals are concerned?