Baiting question?

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  1. BLACKQUACKPLANB

    BLACKQUACKPLANB New Member

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    If tomorrow, I go down to our 5 acre duck field and broadcast millet seed and come October we have millet standing, will hunting over it be considered baiting? If not, would mowing the decoy hole be legal? From reading the fed regs it sounds like it must come up on its own.
     
  2. oldfireguy

    oldfireguy Senior Refuge Member

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    Check with F&WS. Get reply in writing. In years past, govt agencies did just that to manage game habitat.
     
  3. Il. MudDuk

    Il. MudDuk Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    If it comes up on its own in following years, its fine.
    This year, plant it....DON'T mow it and then hunt it.
    If you want a hole in front of the blind, just dont plant/broadcast that area.
     
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  4. The Yeti

    The Yeti Elite Refuge Member

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    Or mow it before it produces seed heads. Then mow it again later to make sure it doesn't.

    Or give it a couple days and see what's growing up in natural veg and don't worry about baiting since natural veg can be manipulated however you please.
     
  5. DarrenDuck

    DarrenDuck Senior Refuge Member

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    this is correct !!!!
     
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    mrmallerd Elite Refuge Member

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