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Offline Flintlock1776

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Alabama changes
« on: May 08, 2019, 04:59:29 PM »
Alabama Bait Bill Becomes Law

Bait privilege license on sale now

Hunters in Alabama can now hunt white-tailed deer (when in season) and feral pigs with the aid of bait on privately owned or leased lands if they have purchased and are in possession of an annual bait privilege license issued by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR). The new license, $15 for resident individual hunters and $51 for non-residents, is now available anywhere hunting licenses are sold including online at www.outdooralabama.com.

Approved by the Alabama Legislature in April 2019, the new baiting law applies only to white-tailed deer and feral pigs on privately owned or leased lands. Baiting any wildlife including white-tailed deer and feral pigs on public lands remains illegal.

Hunters in possession of a valid bait privilege license can hunt feral pigs with the aid of bait as soon as that license is purchased. However, like all recreational hunting and fishing licenses, the bait privilege license will expire annually on August 31. To use bait for white-tailed deer and feral pigs during the 2019-2020 season, hunters must purchase or renew their annual bait privilege license.

There are no exemptions for the bait privilege license. All hunters who choose to hunt white-tailed deer and feral pigs with the aid of bait must purchase the bait privilege license regardless of their age or hunting license status. This includes hunters 65 years of age and older, those under 16 years of age, persons hunting on their own property and lifetime license holders. Additionally, the bait privilege is limited to the bait privilege license holder only. Each hunter must have their own bait privilege license when utilizing bait during hunting.

Under the new law, ADCNR can suspend the use of the bait privilege license on a county, regional or statewide basis to prevent the spread of disease among wildlife.

For those who choose not to hunt with the aid of bait, the Area Definition Regulation, which provides supplemental feeding guidance for landowners, is still in effect.

Revenue generated by the sale of the new bait privilege license will be federally matched nearly three to one to help support conservation efforts in Alabama.

For more information, contact the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Law Enforcement Section at 334-242-3467.

Purchase a Bait Privilege License Now
https://www.alabamainteractive.org/dcnr_license/welcome.action?em=050819
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Re: Alabama changes
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2019, 06:32:21 PM »
it's all about the money
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Re: Alabama changes
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2019, 07:30:25 PM »
it's all about the money

That's for sure.
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Re: Alabama changes
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2019, 12:16:18 PM »
I good with the change in regs
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Re: Alabama changes
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2019, 03:13:29 PM »
Baiting Officially Legal For Alabama Deer And Hog Hunters 0
Gov. Ivey signed the new baiting bill, creating a 'baiting privilege license.'
BY MIKE BOLTON ON MAY 7, 2019 HUNTING
 
It is now officially legal to hunt deer and wild hogs over bait in Alabama.

Today, Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law the bill that creates a baiting privilege license. Those licenses immediately became available online and at other locations where hunting and fishing licenses are sold.

The law allows deer and hog hunters wishing to hunt over bait with no distance restrictions to purchase a Baiting Privilege License. That license is $15 for resident hunters and $50 for non-residents.

Here are some frequently asked questions about the law:

Hunters may choose not to hunt over bait. The purchase of a bait privilege license is not mandatory. Those who do not purchase a bait privilege license will fall under the previous requirement of any bait being 100 yards away and out of sight of the hunter.
The law applies to white-tailed deer and feral swine only. It does not apply to coyote or any other species.
Baiting is allowed on private or leased land only. It is still illegal to bait on WMAs, national forest land or any other public lands.
The law does not specify what may be used as bait. Any grain, minerals or even acorns you rake up in your yard may be used. Anything that was considered bait before is now legal for those with the special license.
AON will have more details on the new law in the next issue of Alabama Outdoor News magazine.

 
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Re: Alabama changes
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2019, 07:31:52 PM »
Michigan taketh away, Alabama givith.

More pay to play, it definitely seems like it is more about money with many Dept. of Wildlife

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Re: Alabama changes
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2019, 06:29:43 AM »
You know it's all about the money, do you really think the enforcement folks are going to be patrolling the private property looking for bait and hunters without a permit? This would let all the other hunters run rampant on public, state and federal land.

Maybe those deer and hogs that live on private land should get a permit to eat public land grass? For a small fee that is. Just a thought!  @--0--0127
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Re: Alabama changes
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2019, 10:55:09 AM »
NJ actually encourages baiting during hunting season. Deer population is out of control and they can hunker in tight places. Its one way to get them out of their hiding places.
I don't think the Alabama fee will make much of an impact to the state coffers.
I can see an uptick in corn, corn feeders, trail cameras, and processors income with the change.
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