New law allows hunters to use bait with license

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Hunters in Alabama can now use bait to attract wild game. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is now issuing bait privilege licenses for hunters of feral pigs and white-tailed deer.

The Alabama legislature approved the new practice last month. The provision applies only to feral pigs and white-tailed deer hunted on private or leased lands. Baiting on public lands is not allowed.

Hunters can obtain a bait privilege license anywhere hunting licenses are sold or online at Licenses are $15 for resident individual hunters and $51 for non-resident hunters. 

Licenses expire annually on August 31st, meaning hunters who purchase licenses before that date will have to have them renewed for the annual deer hunting season.

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