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Approved On: April 25, 2019
Effective On: April 25, 2019

It is unlawful to place or deposit foodstuffs, scents, lures, grains, minerals, pelletized feed, or other materials for the purpose of hunting, attracting, or enticing wildlife for any reason inside the CWD Management Zone.


  1. Hunting with the use of bait on private land September 1- December 31 (Code Chapter15.00, AddendaA1.01, E1.01).
  2. Hunting elk with the use of bait on private land September 1 – December 31 (Code Chapter16.00, AddendaA1.09, E1.05).
  3. Baiting bear on private land, 30 days before the opening day of the first bear season until the last day of the last bear season in each respective bear zone (Code 07.03) with the following bait only prior to September 1: dog food, cat food, pastries/bread, cooking oils, non-wildlife meat scraps, popped-popcorn, cooking grease, and fish or fish byproducts; after September 1, there are no restrictions on bear bait type.
  4. Trapping furbearers with the use of bait during open furbearer trapping seasons or hunting furbearers during open furbearer hunting seasons on private land (Addenda ChaptersA1.00, C1.00).
  5. Hunting quail with the use of bait on private land from the first day of quail season through December 31 (Addendum A1.03).
  6. Control of nuisance wildlife in accordance with Code 05.10.
  7. Bait used for fishing.
  8. Incidental feeding of wildlife within active livestock operations.
  9. Attracting or feeding birds or squirrels with common bird and squirrel feeders, bird baths, or grain completely submerged in water.
  10. Hand feeding of wildlife, except game animals, (ex. ducks at community pond), provided a reasonable attempt is made to clean up left-over or spilled foodstuffs.
  11. Crops planted as food plots for wildlife.
  12. Normal agricultural, gardening, or soil stabilization practices.
  13. Bait and material placed for the purpose of AGFC-approved (by the Chief of Wildlife Management) management, research, or control of wildlife.

PENALTY: Class 2

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