Kentucky Deer Baiting Laws & Regulations


Summary of Kentucky Deer Baiting Regulations

Kentucky regulations allow hunters to hunt deer using bait while on private property.

Hunting deer over bait on public property is not allowed.

"Bait" is defined as a substance composed of grains, minerals, salt, fruits, vegetables, hay, or any other food materials, whether natural or manufactured, that may lure, entice, or attract wildlife.

Detailed Regulations

Wild turkey or bears shall not be hunted by the aid of bait, nor shall areas be hunted where bait is present. This includes private lands baited for deer.

An area is considered baited for 30 days after all bait has been removed. A baited area is any place where feed, grains or other substances capable of luring wild turkeys or bears have been placed.

An area where grains or other feeds exist as the result of legitimate agricultural practices, or as the result of growing or manipulating a crop for wildlife management is legal for hunting.

A person shall not distribute or place bait, hunt over bait or otherwise participate in baiting wildlife on a WMA.


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