Frequently Asked Questions


May I hunt migratory game birds around my deer feeder or feral hog trap that has bait (grain, salt, or other feed) that will lure wildlife?

No, the direct or indirect placing, exposing, depositing, distributing, or scattering of salt, grain or other feed that could serve as a lure or attraction for migratory game birds to, on, or over areas where hunters are attempting to take them is considered baiting. It is unlawful to hunt any type of migratory game bird over bait. Migratory game birds include all wild species of ducks, mergansers, geese, brant, coots, rails, gallinules, plovers, Wilson's snipe or jacksnipe, woodcock, mourning doves, white-winged doves, white-tipped (white-fronted) doves, red-billed pigeons, band-tailed pigeons, shorebirds of all varieties, and sandhill cranes. Some shorebirds, as well as red-billed pigeons and band-tailed pigeons do not have any open hunting season.