Idaho Admin. Code r. 13.01.17.100 - USE OF BAIT FOR HUNTING BIG GAME

Current through August 30, 2021

Bait may be used to hunt only black bear and only under the following conditions, except gray wolf may be taken incidentally to bear baiting. (7-1-21)T

01. Time. (7-1-21)T
a. No bait or bait container may be placed for the purpose of attracting or taking black bear prior to the opening of black bear take season, except bait may be placed one (1) week prior to the opening of bear season in Units 10, 12, 16A, 17, 19, 20, 20A, 26 and 27. (7-1-21)T
b. All bait, bait containers and materials must be removed and all excavations refilled no later than seven (7) days after the close of each season (spring, fall, or black bear dog training); except bait, bait containers, and materials may remain in Units 10 and 12 between the dog training season and the fall season. (7-1-21)T
02. Location. (7-1-21)T
a. No bait site may be located within two hundred (200) feet of any water (lake, pond, reservoir, year round free flowing spring and year round free flowing stream). (7-1-21)T
b. No bait site may be located within two hundred (200) yards from any maintained trail or any established roadway; except in the Panhandle and Clearwater Regions, no bait site may be located within two hundred (200) feet from any maintained trail or any established roadway. (7-1-21)T
c. No bait site may be located within one-half (1/2) mile of any designated campground or picnic area, administrative site, or dwelling. (7-1-21)T
03. Types. (7-1-21)T
a. No person may use any part of a domestic or wild origin game bird, big game animal, upland game animal, game fish, or protected nongame wildlife for bait or scent. (7-1-21)T
b. The skin must be removed from any mammal parts or carcasses used as bait. (7-1-21)T
c. No person may use salt in any form (liquid or solid) for bait. (7-1-21)T
04. Containers. (7-1-21)T
a. No bait may be contained within paper, plastic, glass, metal, wood or other non-biodegradable materials, except that a single, metal container with a maximum size of fifty-five (55) gallons may be used if securely attached at the bait site. (7-1-21)T
b. No bait may be contained in any excavated hole greater than four (4) feet in diameter. (7-1-21)T
05. Establishment of Bait Sites. (7-1-21)T
a. Any structures constructed at bait sites using nails, spikes, ropes, screws, or other materials must be removed by the permit holder within seven (7) days after the close of each season (spring, fall, or black bear dog training). (7-1-21)T
b. All bait sites must be visibly marked at the nearest tree or on the bait container using a tag supplied by the Department. (7-1-21)T

Notes

Idaho Admin. Code r. 13.01.17.100

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