Now im sure this will stir the pot, but I look at it very simply... You dont have to be a good hunter to kill a deer over a pile of bait... Foodplot, are a different story, many foodplots are to big to shoot a bow across, however there are some that you can. These foodplots that can be shot across more than likely wont hold deer all season long, as there couldnt be that much food, if there is a fairly decent deer population... A good hunter can pattern a deer without bait, find his travel routes, locate his bedding areas, hunt the natural funnels, and know where the deers natural travel routes are and set up on them. You dont need to set up a pile of corn in front of you in order to persuade the deer to get into range, instead if you want to persuade a deer into range, use a call. Beat the deer in his elements... Hunting is all about beating your game in there elements, not cheating them.