It seems like the government is always trying to find ways to raise money. Alabama is trying something new. They are looking charge people to bait deer and hogs. A bill just passed the house and is now being considered by the Senate.
According to The Montgomery Advisor, the Alabama House of Representatives approved a bill that would allow a hunter to hunt over bait if they purchase a $15 baiting license.
Currently, the legality of baiting falls under a law that passed 2016 allows for “supplemental feeding” as long as it is at least 100 yards away from the tree stand and not in the hunter’s direct line of sight.
The new bill would remove the line of site and 100 yard distance requirement and allow the hunter to sit over the pil as long as the hunter paid for the licences.
There is no guarantee this bill will pass the senate. The same bill passed the House back in 2017.
Hunters are divided on the topic of baiting, some see no problem with it, while others see it as a violation of fair chase. However this bill plays out is sure to have some people upset.