Baiting involves using substances like corn, wheat, grains, salts, and apples as a lure for game animals and birds.
It is illegal to:
- Hunt game (excluding specified exceptions) or game birds within 200 yards of bait.
- Hunt an area within 10 days after all bait is removed.
- Hunt game or feral hogs over bait, or bait an area, on State or Federal lands.
- Place bait in a way that restricts hunting on neighboring lands.
- Hunt big game (except deer) over bait; violators may face fines up to $5,000 or imprisonment up to 12 months.
- Deer and feral hogs can be hunted over bait on private property with written landowner permission.
- Baiting deer or hogs can render a property un-huntable for other species.
Hunters should communicate with others who may hunt different species in or around areas where deer or hog baiting is planned.