Can we hear the story now .This is just me but if you "lose" a bail of barley. Itll all work the same. Another is milk, If you leave a new, unopened carton of milk in the sun for a week and it "accidently spills while your taking a drink" in the woods the hogs will comma runnin. Hog feed in a barrel of water for a week gets em a little drunk sometimes too. I have a great story about that Ill tell one day.
If it is deemed bait, or food, then I believe it's illegal just to feed the animals. You will still get a citation, but maybe not lose your license. If a warden, or other law enforcement see it that way, good luck convincing them, or a judge otherwise.Public, unfortunately. But if I'm not hunting, then it's not baiting, right? In fact, I think technically, you just can't shoot them within 400 yards of the baited area.