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Siting in my Hotel Room reading another forum where the Posters cant seem to agree on fines for Baiting.

One guy is telling another guy its OK to move Acorns from one site 100yds away to his hunting site. Saying its part of the Forest yada yada and on & on.....

Anyway the confusion is thick with many different scenarios on the Fines and Penalties

Whats the REAL Deal
 

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Had that discussion with a cousin's kid years ago, when the little varmint moved apples from the apple trees, to where he had his climber on my property.

He said you have lots of apples on the ground "down there", what difference does it make if I move them "up here"?

Explained that the difference was his getting my boot up his kiester, if they didn't all get magically transported back where they came from.
 

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What is the real deal? If you gather up food from one spot and put it at another so you can hunt over it, it is clearly baiting. It would be no different than instead of acorns, to go into a cornfield and gather up all the corn you can find on the ground after the harvest and place it near your deer stand, it is baiting.
 

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well i got serious mix feelings about this subject, cause was it not the game commision who said it was ok to bait for years in the se, pa just to turn around and say no for this year,its either one are the other.and stick to it.
 

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Yep. They also once tried no doe hunting, no bear hunting and look where that got 'em.
 

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At work we have been laying water lines across fields, there is salt blocks and feed all over and ladder stands near them. Some hunters must think it is legal.
 

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I hope the SE WCO's write alot of citations this year
 

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Someone in a green jacket may well show them the errors in that thinking?

Some years ago we had an odd little feller show up at our sportsmen's club as a new member. He was from down south, forget now which state? Met him a few times, thought he was a tad weird.

About a month and a half before archery season, a member called one night to let me know they'd seen the guy carrying sacks of apples and other things, off into our woods on several evenings. Took me some time to catch up to the guy and find out what he'd been doing.

He'd decided to give PA bow hunting a whirl and had been building bait piles in several areas that looked like good spots for his opening day stand. Figured he'd check them out and put his stand at the spot that had the most "deer sign".

I explained that it was illegal, told him he had two days to remove the stuff or face explusion from the club. He got a bit excited, said it was perfectly okay where he came from, couldn't understand why it wasn't okay in PA.

When I asked him if he'd read the book that came with his PA license, he said no. He already knew how to hunt, didn't need to read how. We never saw him again after that one year. Don't miss him.
 

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well i got serious mix feelings about this subject, cause was it not the game commision who said it was ok to bait for years in the se, pa just to turn around and say no for this year,its either one are the other.and stick to it.

The authority was a trail. Thus the three year sunset provision on the reg. Unless it was specifically addressed by the BOC (deadline was last January for the march expiration).


The reg reverted to being illegal as no action to reinstate the baiting reg was taken.

Any season, bag limit, or regulation can be changed within the framework provided. It takes a proposal at one meeting, and a final vote at the next meeting.
 

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Bottom line question.

What are the Fines and Penalties for Baiting in PA?

BTW.... Why the heck would you bait and risk trouble? The Acorn mass here in SE PA is absolutely off the chart. Acorns 2" deep everywhere.
 

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Hunting over it, through the use of it, taking advantage of an area where it was etc. without killing or shooting at anything.....Sec. 2308 a8 is a summary fourth degree which is $100 to $300 plus costs.
 

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Beartrppr said:
Hunting over it, through the use of it, taking advantage of an area where it was etc. without killing or shooting at anything.....Sec. 2308 a8 is a summary fourth degree which is $100 to $300 plus costs.

WoW you would think the fine would be $300 and court cost $100

Seems Backwards
 

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All depends on the judge, whether it be $100 or $300 or anything in between. Now, when you kill a critter it gets real expensive.
 

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I misread. I thought the fine was $100 and Court costs were $300.

I get it now the fine is between $100 & $300 PLUS Court costs.

The other website I was on one guy stated that the new PA Laws for baiting were like $700,Loss of License for LIFE and possible JAIL time.

I think he is confusing baiting with Poaching
 

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The new law would be $1000 to $1500 fine, possible 3 mo in jail replacement cost for the deer killed (min $800) and up to 3 years revocation for the first offense.
 

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Yeah, but trying to keep it simple, we were just talking about the act of hunting, not the attempting/killing/taking etc. part.
 

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ok, so let me see if i have this right: i am unable to hunt over my food plot that i have been growing for about 4 yrs now? nor am i allowed to hunt by my apple trees or oak trees?
 

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Why would you ask that? Neither would be a baiting situation, unless you moved the fruits'n nuts away from those trees to another area entirely.
 
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