The digest has a separate section for scents/lures and baiting. Under baiting it says it must be removed 30 days prior to hunting. Under scents/lures it says what scents/lures are legal but then it says scents/lures are illegal for bear. To me that means they are illegal to use while hunting for bear. Nowhere does it set a time frame to remove scents/lures for bear.grouse & britt said:I could be mistaken but I think scents are considerded baiting when applied to bear hunting
& the time frame for bait applies
If I use vanilla extract sprayed on a cotton ball for trail cam pics, this is considered a scent/lure as per the above quote. Where does it say scent must be removed 30 days prior to hunting? It says food/bait must be removed 30 days prior to hunting. Scents and lures have a different section with no time frame.Taking Advantage of Food or Bait: It is unlawful to hunt in or around
any area where artificial or natural bait, food, hay, grain, fruit, nuts, salt,
chemicals or minerals, including their residues, are used, or have been used
within the past 30 days, as an enticement to lure game or wildlife regardless
of the type or quantity. Hunters are responsible for ensuring that the
hunting area has not been baited before they begin hunting. They should
physically inspect the area and question landowners, guides and caretakers.
This section does not pertain to hunting near areas where accepted
farming or habitat management practices are taking place (example: hunting
near food plots on game lands is legal). Any natural or manmade nonliving
bait can be used to attract coyotes for hunting or trapping.
Decoys: Decoys simulating food are considered artificial bait and are illegal.
Examples: artificial corn to attract turkeys or waterfowl. Any decoy,
including electronic decoys, used in the trapping or hunting of furbearers
Scents & Lures: Estrous scents and lures, or other non-food source cover
scents are legal for deer. Scents and lures that contain any form of
natural or artificial food stuff, including, but not limited to, corn,
apple and acorns are not legal. Use of drip devices are legal, with legal
scents and lures, as long as they don’t violate the prohibition against
electronic devices. The use of scents or lures while hunting bears is prohibited.