Bait: corn, wheat, other grains, salts, apples, and other feed that has been placed, exposed, deposited, distributed, or scattered so as to constitute a lure, attraction, or enticement to game animals or game birds.
It is unlawful for any person to:
- Hunt any game animal (except as noted below) or game bird upon, over, around, or near bait.
- Hunt any area for a period of 10 days following complete removal of all bait.
- Hunt any game or feral hog over bait, or place bait, on any State or Federal managed lands.
- Place bait in a manner that will cause hunting on an adjacent property to be prohibited.
Taking of any big game, other than deer, over bait is subject to a fine of $5,000 and/or imprisonment up to 12 months.
Exceptions for Deer AND FERAL HOGS:
- Deer and feral hogs may be hunted over or near any bait on private lands in all counties, provided the hunter has written permission from the landowner. It is unlawful to hunt deer over bait, or place bait, on any state or federally managed lands.
- Placing bait for deer or hogs may make a property (or portion of a property) un-huntable for other species, such as turkeys. Hunters are urged to communicate with others who may hunt other species on or near an area where baiting for deer or hogs is being considered.