January 27, 2023

Deer Baiting Bill Dies in Mississippi

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One more time, the lawmakers in Mississippi could not reach a consensus and come up with a bill to legalize or define baiting. Lawmakers have debated, hashed, re-hashed, debated some more and still can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel in deciding on this baiting issue.

With that said, it will continue to remain against the law to hunt deer over bait.

The state wildlife officials continue to say they have not asked for this legislation. They have said that baiting deer for the purpose of hunting them will not help in the management of the deer. They provide statistic that show that it actually is detrimental to other wildlife, deer and their habitat.

On average each year, hunters harvest between 300,000 and 350,000 deer. Some regions of the state there are too many deer and others the numbers are low.

Tom Remington