Developments in the Ban on Baiting and Feeding

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A legislative committee voted today to end a statewide ban on baiting and feeding deer unless the Natural Resources Board agrees to relax the restrictions.


  • The DNR Board is scheduled to meet Thursday to discuss the committee's action.

  • The ban would end if the board does not agree by 5 p.m on August 29th to make the committee's proposed modifications to the ban; the board could offer alternate changes.

  • If the board does not comply with the committee's request, the state would be left with no ban on feeding and only a 10-gallon limit on the amount of bait that could be put out to attract deer when hunting seasons start in the fall.

  • Bow hunting begins September 13th and the regular gun season begins November 22nd.