Illegal here in Minnesota, dammit.
I have been working out in Maryland for the last year and some and the deer population has exploded. Near Antietam the DNR calculates 126 deer per sq. mile. Driving from Baltimore to the west at night ,is like running a gauntlet, both sides of the road crowded with deer feeding on the grasses next to the freeway. MN DNR reports 25 deer per sq. mile.
Yeah, I never understood why states make it illegal. There seems to be a certain click (non-hunters, I would say) that thinks it not sportsman-like. But I would like to know what the difference between having a blind over a feeder and having a blind over a food plot is. Seems the same to me. As a matter of fact, I would even say it would be more fair to allow the feeders, because, otherwise, only the people that can afford land with food plots would be able to hunt.
Maybe Maryland has a lot of those silly restrictions too. I know that Indiana has a lot of restrictions on hunting and, as a result, it's like you described MD. More deer are hit by cars (with many human injuries and property damage) than are harvested by hunters. You'd think if you had this problem, you'd open up the hunting more. But there are too many suburbanites that think hurting bambi is wrong.