Arizona bait ban – final wording
I thought it might help to clarify the final wording of the bait ban just passed by the AGFD commission.
Here is what it will say:
4. An individual shall not use edible or ingestible substances to aid in taking big game. The use of ingestible substances to aid in taking big game is unlawful when:
- An individual places edible or ingestible substances for the purpose of attracting or taking big game, or
- An individual knowingly takes big game with the aid of edible or ingestible substances placed for the purpose of attracting wildlife to a specific location.
- This subsection does not limit Department employees or Department agents in the performance of their official duties.
- For the purposes of this subsection, edible or ingestible substances does not include:
iii. Salt-based materials produced and manufactured for the livestock industry.
iv. Nutritional supplements produced and manufactured for the livestock industry and placed during the course of livestock or agricultural operations.
and a quote from AGFD email “So water softener salt, table salt, or organic sea salt are all perfectly acceptable. But a salt-based product produced for something other than the livestock industry will not be acceptable. You can place a mineral salt lick in the field and hunt over it. Further, if it is a nutritional supplement, it must be placed there for the purposes of livestock management, not hunting.”