Baiting clarification

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With the recent approval of baiting for deer. I had a buddy post the rules for not baiting for bears. I found the rule leaving a gray area as compared to the more specific 200 yard and out of site ruling it had for deer.

So my question is about the first bullet point in the acreen shot out of the regs where it says it's unlawful to hunt bear upon, over, around or near bait? So is 100 yards upon, over, around or near bait or is it 500 yards or?? I think this rule needs to be more specific especially for those areas of Georgia that have both bear and deer to avoid confusion. A lot of clubs need to figure out how to adjust with this scenario due to the recent legality of baiting for deer. Thoughts..

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antharper

“Well Rounded Outdoorsman”
Maybe some that bear hunt in southern zone can help u out , they been doing it for several years and it doesn’t seem to of been much of a problem !
 
Seems to me that huntin' bear over bait will be unenforceable, and killing bear over bait would be awfully hard to prove.
 
The word near in the regs has always bothered me. Not a clear definition. Plus if someone else had baited an area and you did not know it is there -- bam you are guilty.
 

Buckman18

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"take me to the kill site" Mr. GreenJeans
“Mr. Greenjeans, I respectfully decline. However, I intend to go to Taco Bell for a quick bite and I invite you to join me.”
 

Buckman18

Senior Member
“Mr. Greenjeans, I respectfully decline. However, I intend to go to Taco Bell for a quick bite and I invite you to join me.”
“..... but we’re going Dutch.”
 
I'm curious to see how they will handle this come deer season. They may word the new regs differently and have a special clause just for bear? I would say there will be quite a few more bear hit the dirt on private ground this year.
 
27-3-27. Unlawful use of bear bait
(a) It is unlawful to use any type of bait to concentrate the bear population in any area or to lure them to any location which gives or might give a hunter an unnatural advantage when hunting bear.
(b) Any person violating the provisions of this Code section is guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature and, upon conviction, may be punished by a fine of not less than $500.00 and not to exceed $5,000.00 or by confinement for a term not to exceed 12 months, or both.
 
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Yup fines are steep that's why the ruling needs to be sspecific so there is no misunderstanding.
27-3-27. Unlawful use of bear bait
(a) It is unlawful to use any type of bait to concentrate the bear population in any area or to lure them to any location which gives or might give a hunter an unnatural advantage when hunting bear.
(b) Any person violating the provisions of this Code section is guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature and, upon conviction, may be punished by a fine of not less than $500.00 and not to exceed $5,000.00 or by confinement for a term not to exceed 12 months, or both.
 
DNR just made it legal for you to kill a bear over bait. So for all the fatsos out there who arent "able" to climb ridges and do the homework, congrats! You can whack one now out of your recliner in your shooting hut.
 
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Some people need to read the regs more closely. 5k fine and possible imprisonment for baiting bears is hardly legal. I guess you can bait bears if your willing to suffer the consequences.

DNR just made it legal for you to kill a bear over bait. So for all the fatsos out there who arent "able" to climb ridges and do the homework, congrats! You can whack one now out of your recliner in your shooting hut.
 

Buckman18

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DNR just made it legal for you to kill a bear over bait. So for all the fatsos out there who arent "able" to climb ridges and do the homework, congrats! You can whack one now out of your recliner in your shooting hut.
Do you hunt with a guy named Hammer Spank by chance?
 
If you put out food anywhere in ga that a bear eats whether it’s fish heads or deer corn you are breaking the law. It’s up to the game warden if he wants to write you a ticket or not. I suspect most of the time they will not unless they think you are bear hunting or you catch him on a bad day.
I also suspect this will be the next law hunters are going to want changed
 
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