Hunting unlawful bear bait.

What is the penalty for hunting over an unlawfully placed bear bait? (within 200 yards of a road)


Thank you for your question regarding hunting over unlawful bear bait sites.  Idaho Department of Fish and Game rules and regulations state: “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), or within two hundred (200) yards from any maintained trail or any road.” (IDAPA  This violation is classified as a fish and game misdemeanor and it would carry a fine described in Idaho Code 36-1402 of anywhere from $25-$1000.00 dollars with up to 6 months in jail.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 11:37 AM MDT