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As the subject states, in PA is pre-season raccoon baiting legal? If not, what regs support your thought. If so, please elaborate why you believe it is so.
 

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This is from a few years past.
I like to do some pre season baiting with a trail camera. This grey fox was caught with the trail camera in October and later caught in November. I actually caught 2 grey fox in this location that season.
 

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Pulled my card from my camera at my feeder yesterday. Before pulling it, my viewer showed 33 photos, quickly flipping through them, I saw two big coon. After pulling the card, I placed it in my pocket, and on the way to the truck I somehow lost the card. Need to go back with my daughter's metal detector and see if air can find it.
 

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If you can teach em to eat smoke flavored cat food, I suppose you could. But I really think they are protein eaters and the legality of placing road kill or a dead livestock is beyond my scope of the law.
 

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You can bait for any furbearer, as long as you aren't hunting over it for them(except for coyotes).

Roadkill deer: negative on legality

Dead cattle: absolutely legal, so long as you have permission from the landowner to put it there, and it isn't on SGL's.
 

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Keep in mind that you can't trap on bait visible from the air, but you can cable around it during CR season.
 

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knappy16 says-
<span style="color: #660000"><span style="font-weight: bold">...you can't trap on bait visible from the air, but you can cable around it during CR season.</span></span>
How far away do Cable Restraints (CR) have to be from visible bait?
I didn't know we could set any trap on/near exposed bait.

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Several years ago, Pa. law makers legalize year round, 'baiting for Coyote', <span style="font-style: italic">hunting only</span>.
In turn, Now these same fat a$$, lazy law makers can go to their cabins and hunt 'Coyote bait piles' during Bear Season.
Just doesn't make sense to me...
 

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At the CR class I went to last year, they suggested at least 50'. But that there is no law defining a distance.
 

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Same thing they said at my cr class and then again at my daughter's last year. You can set a cr right on the bait if you want.
 
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