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Baiting on Wildlife Management Areas

The use of bait, or “baiting,” is now prohibited on lands owned or managed by the Wildlife Department.

Definition: Baiting is defined as the placing, depositing, exposing, distributing or scattering of shelled, shucked or unshucked corn, wheat or other grain or feed.

Legal Examples

  • Salt or mineral blocks
  • Sardines or other lures used for trapping furbearers
  • Commercial scents such as doe in estrous (heat)

Illegal Examples

  • Salt or mineral blocks containing corn, oats or other grain or feed
  • Feed products such as cattle cubes or sweet feed
  • Fruits or vegetables such as apples or potatoes
  • Gathering naturally-occurring food sources (such as acorns) into a pile

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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