Know baiting regs before hunt
As Mississippi’s 2010-11 waterfowl season kicks off, hunters, landowners, and farmers are reminded to become familiar with existing federal baiting regulations before hunting migratory birds. Along with setting season frameworks, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) maintains the authority to enforce baiting regulations.
The USFWS and MDWFP would like to remind hunters and farmers it is legal to take waterfowl over unharvested standing crops, flooded standing crops or croplands where seeds or grain have been scattered solely as the result of normal agriculture planting, harvesting, post-harvest manipulation, or normal soil stabilization practices.