Hunting & Fishing Ground >> Baiting Bill in Georgia
|3/2/05 4:37 PM|
Member Since: 01/01/2001
05 LC 21 8136
House Bill 345
By: Representatives Scott of the 153rd, Black of the 174th, Roberts of the 154th, Floyd of the 147th, Royal of the 171st, and others
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
To amend Code Section 27-3-9 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the unlawful enticement of game, so as to provide that it shall not be unlawful to hunt within the vicinity of bait feeds on private lands or leased public lands; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA:
Code Section 27-3-9 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the unlawful enticement of game, is amended by striking in its entirety subsection (a) and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
?(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to place, expose, deposit, distribute, or scatter any corn, wheat, or other grains, salts, apples, or other feeds or bait so as to constitute a lure or attraction or enticement for any game bird or game animal on or over any area where hunters are or will be hunting; provided, however, that is:
(1) The prohibition of this subsection shall not apply and it shall be lawful to hunt deer within the vicinity of such feeds if the hunter is at least 200 yards away from and not within sight of the feed or bait; and
(2) The prohibition of this subsection shall not apply and it shall be lawful to hunt within the vicinity of such feeds or bait used as a lure or attraction or enticement on private lands or privately leased public lands.?
All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are repealed.
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