Baiting is a touchy topic. It’s already ripe with ethical questions, but the state’s game laws only make it more complicated. Presently it is legal to position a tree stand over a pile of corn or apples or even a deer feeder and shoot them. It’s almost akin to shooting fish in a barrel.
Can you bait deer WV 2020?
It is illegal to bait or feed any wildlife on public lands at any time.
Is baiting deer legal in West Virginia?
Baiting deer is – and has been – legal in West Virginia for many years, as it is in most states.
Can you hunt over mowed corn?
Grain or seed which is present as a result of a manipulation that took place prior to a normal harvest is bait. For example, no hunting could legally occur on or over a field where a corn crop has been knocked down by a motorized vehicle. Kernels of corn would be exposed and/or scattered.
Can you bait deer on private property in WV?
Back to the sticky situation in West Virginia. While it’s legal to hunt deer over bait, it is illegal to hunt any other wild game in such a manner.
Do you need a hunting license to hunt on private property in West Virginia?
Landowners may hunt on their own land without a hunting license.
Is it legal to hunt on Sunday in WV?
(b) Notwithstanding any ballot measure relating to Sunday hunting, it is lawful to hunt throughout the State of West Virginia on private lands on Sundays with the written consent of the private landowner pursuant to §20-2-7 of this code, and it is lawful to hunt throughout the State of West Virginia on federal land …
Are there mountain lions in WV?
“Technically the mountain lion is listed as an endangered species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,” said DNR Game Management Chief Paul Johansen. … The mountain lion no longer exists here in West Virginia at least in a naturally reproducing state.”
What do deer love to eat the most?
Food they absolutely love are: pecans, hickory nuts, beechnut acorns, as well as acorns. Fruits such as apples, blueberries, blackberries, and persimmons are also appealing to deer and satisfy their appetites.