Whitmer vetoes bill that would have ended deer baiting ban

Tribune file photoGov. Gretchen Whitmer has vetoed legislation that would have ended Michigan's ban on baiting for deer. 

LANSING (AP) — As promised, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed legislation Thursday that would have ended Michigan's ban on using bait to hunt deer or elk, saying the restriction is needed to curb the spread of animal diseases such as chronic wasting disease.

In a letter to lawmakers, the Democratic governor said more than 68% of voters approved a 1996 referendum on a law that gives the state Natural Resources Commission authority to regulate hunting.

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Gretchen is just another Jennifer grandholm. She. Doesn't like hunting or guns. I really don't know why this legislation was even done. This is a DNA issue and should of been. Done by the DNA.

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