Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - 49

Hunting and baiting don't mix
Areas must be clear of attractants at least 30 days prior to hunting there.

Fifty-pound sacks of shelled corn sit
stacked at the end of the aisle.
On a bottom shelf, an assortment of
25-pound salt blocks, some of them appleflavored or advertised as high-protein varieties, are wrapped in plastic, next to gallon
jugs of liquefied mineral attractants.
Any or all of these products are perfectly legal to purchase. And depending
on where in Pennsylvania you're standing,
and the time of year, they might or might
not be lawful to use outdoors to attract
deer or other wildlife.
But at least 30 days prior to hunting
an area where baits like these are used,
all such products must be removed
completely. Even their residues must be
gone. And if the requirement isn't met,
any hunter in that area is considered to be
hunting illegally over bait.
NOVEMBER 2016	

Aside from a few, very narrow exceptions, hunting through the use of bait is
illegal in Pennsylvania.
Yet, each year, it remains one of the top
violations for which Game Commission
wildlife conservation officers file charges.
And the prevalence of baiting seems to
have grown in recent years.
In the 2015-16 license year, which ended June 30, charges were filed for hunting
over bait in 503 cases statewide. That's up
from 468 hunting-over-bait prosecutions
in 2014-15 and 422 in 2013-14.
While many cases investigated by the
Game Commission reveal a clear intent
to break the law - such as piling corn or
apples or placing deer-attracting minerals
on the ground in a hunting area - other
times the case specifics are more complex.
But any question about what's legal
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - Intro
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - Cover1
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