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Below is content from the 2013 guide.

Supplemental Feeding of Wild Animals Outside of Wildlife Enclosures

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Supplemental Feeding of Wild Animals

It shall be lawful to feed wild animals, year round, on private lands subject to the following restrictions:

  1. Feed may only be provided from above ground covered feeders or stationary spin cast feeders.
  2. Feed allowed in feeders:
    • Complete Pelletized Ration:
    • October 1 – November 30; and
    • March 1 – June 30
    • Corn may be used and/or added to the Complete Pelletized Ration:
    • July 1 – September 30; and
    • December 1 – the last day in February
    • For the purpose of this regulation, Complete Pelletized Ration is defined as a feed mixture in the form of a pellet that is nutritionally adequate for deer and contains crude protein, crude fat, crude fiber, vitamins, minerals, and does not contain any animal byproducts.
  3. Feeders may be placed no closer than 100 yards from the outermost boundary of an area of sole ownership or exclusive hunting rights.
  4. Feed may not be poured, piled, or placed directly on the ground.
  5. Salt/mineral stations, blocks, and/or licks may be established. These stations, blocks, and/or licks may not contain any corn or grain products.
  6. From February 15 – September 30, milo, grain sorghum, and/or wheat may be evenly broadcast at a rate not to exceed 50 pounds per acre.
  7. Feeding of migratory birds is regulated pursuant to Federal regulations set forth at 50 CFR 20.11 and 20.21(i).

Supplemental Feeding During Any Hunting Season:

  1. To hunt within the vicinity of feed or a feeder: hunters must be both 100 yards away from, and not within the line of sight of feed or a feeder which contains feed.
  2. For the purpose of this regulation, within the line of sight means being hidden from view by natural vegetation or naturally occurring terrain features.
  3. Feeding sites may not be hunted for 10 days following complete removal of all feed.
  4. It is illegal to hunt any wild animal with the aid of feed.

This regulation does not apply to food plots, standing crops, grain crops properly shucked on the field where grown, grains found scattered solely as the result of normal agricultural planting or harvesting, within the curtilage of the home or business, or licensed trappers trapping furbearing animals, or persons with an animal control permit.

Nothing set forth in this regulation, shall be construed as authorizing or allowing the taking of deer or any other game animal or bird, with the aid of bait.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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