I agree with, at least, some of what everyone has said so far as there are good points both ways. Of course, if it's not legal in your state, that's it. But I do think there is a difference between baiting for actual shooting and hunting near or on route to a natural feeding area or agricultural area. It's that when you're hunting a bait you have defined the situation to suit your goals (it's a "set up" from the word "go"), whereas in the other situations, you still have to "scout" things out and work with what you find. A slight difference, I admit, but enough to make me disinterested in baiting.