My daughter Rae is 13!
Baiting is illegal in Missouri also. So I scout and try to place stands where deer are traveling. Just as importantly is to not condition deer to avoiding that area. This means only hunting the stand when the wind is favorable, being quiet when approaching, hunting, and exiting the stand, etc.
If deer are avoiding your stand location you might consider moving the stand. Deer often change patterns and food sources, predators, etc., change.
October 27, 2015