Outdoors blog: Minnesota turkey baiting rules clarified
By: Sam Cook, Duluth News Tribune
DNR clarifies turkey baiting rule
In a news release today, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources clarified the baiting rule as it applies to turkey hunting, which opens next month. Here's the statement:
"A person may not hunt turkey with the aid or use of bait or feed or in the vicinity of bait or feed if the person knows or has reason to know that bait or feed is present.
"An area is considered baited for ten days after the complete removal of all bait or feed.
"Bait or feed includes grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, or other food that is capable of attracting or enticing turkey and that has been placed by a person. Food that has not been placed by a person and resulting from normal or accepted farming, forest management, wildlife food plantings, orchard management, or other similar land management activities is not bait or feed.
"A person otherwise in compliance with this subpart who is hunting on private or public property that is adjacent to property where bait or feed is present is not in violation of this subpart if the person has not participated in, been involved with, or agreed to baiting or feeding wildlife on the adjacent property."