November 27, 2022

Baiting Deer Approved For Some Counties In Pennsylvania

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At the fall meeting of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the use of bait to attract deer was approved in some counties in the southeast area of the state. A couple weeks ago I told you about the discussions taking place and that the PGC was going to rule on this proposal.

The new ruling will become effective on December 26, 2006 making it useful for any hunters wanting to try the new tactic for the late deer season. The counties where baiting will be allow are Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia.

The reason for Commissioners to approve this measure is an attempt to reduce the heavy deer populations in people congested areas. In these particular regions there isn’t a lot of hunting territory available. Officials are hoping that with baiting, deer can be lured out of certain “no hunting” area and into baiting areas where hunters have set up.

Hunters will need to check with authorities on the exact rules governing the approved baiting bill. Nothing has been posted yet on the PGC website. I assume it will shortly.

Tom Remington