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Offline MAT

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Baiting Law
« on: January 03, 2013, 01:22:00 PM »
In case anyone is confused, the citation for baiting in a CWD area is under statute NR 10.07(2m)(e), which is placing or hunting over bait.   Feeding by definition is within 50 yards of a house and is regulated under statute NR 19.60.  If a deer season is open and it’s more than 50 yards from a building it's baiting, not feeding.   And (where legal) it's legal to bait from opener of deer bow season to the end, outside those dates it’s illegal feeding if more than 50 yards from a residence.   So if someone baited during the bow season and then hunted over the bait during the gun season it’s still technically a bowhunting violation, as it’s illegal to place the bait.  The statute doesn't say you have to be hunting over it, hence the “placing or hunting over bait” in the citation.

Offline ChuckC

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Re: Baiting Law
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013, 08:03:00 PM »
So. .  If I didn't PLACE the bait, but I did HUNT OVER the bait, and I have a gun and not a bow, do I see a huge loophole in court for the whole thing to be dumped ?  

I am confused.  Why does it have to be any particlar season, if it is in an area where it is not allowed, it is illegal, period, both to place it and to hunt over it, which is likely stated that way so they don't HAVE to wait and catch you actually hunting over it to pinch you.

Offline Greg Szalewski

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Re: Baiting Law
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2013, 06:11:00 AM »
Bury the hatchet Mark. Let's move on.
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Re: Baiting Law
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013, 09:55:00 AM »
We all know where this one is headed. Topic closed before it gets there.
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