I've always felt "dirty" doing it as it seemed too much like baiting even though I wasn't hunting it. Kind of the same way I feel about spot lighting........ :grin:
I have no problem usingt them, and will continue as long as there's no banning. I've never felt "in the wrong" about using them throughout the year........when I'm out hunting the sites aren't being used which is evident as they are full of dry leaves and untouched. The deer on my property aren't hanging around because of the mineral sites. I feel I do more than my share of providing some food sources and security for the deer, so as long as it doesn't prove harmful for me to take some photos over a mineral supplement I'll continue to do it.
The majority of my skepticism about the banning comes from the fact that I don't trust the IADNR. I understand their job is to protect and enhance our wildlife in the state, but a-lot of the times I'm not sure it's their priority. (money) JMO.........