Record Number of Counties Place Deer Baiting, Feeding Bans
As Wisconsin deer hunters hit the woods this fall, a record number of counties are introducing baiting and feeding bans. Forty-three of the 72 counties in the state have bans on feeding and baiting deer – aiming to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease. Those counties either had a positive CWD test in a wild deer or from a game farm, or are within ten miles of a positive test. Fines start at $300 if you are caught illegally baiting deer, but wardens say their focus is on education about the rules.
Counties with baiting and feeding restrictions include: