R657-33-14. Use of Bait.
(1)(a) A person who has obtained a limited entry bear archery permit may use archery tackle only, even when hunting bear away from the bait station.
(b) A person who has obtained a limited entry bear permit for a season and hunt unit that allows baiting may use firearms and archery equipment as provided in R657-33-6.
(c) Bear lured to a bait station may only be taken using firearms and archery equipment approved by the Wildlife Board and described in the guidebook for taking bear.
(d) A person may establish or use no more than two bait stations. The bait stations may only be used during an open season.
(e) Bear lured to a bait station may not be taken with dogs.
(f) Bait may not be contained in or include any metal, glass, porcelain, plastic, cardboard, or paper.
(g) The bait station must be marked with a sign provided by the division and posted within 10 feet of the bait.
(2)(a) Bait may be placed only in areas open to hunting and only during the open seasons.
(b) All materials used as bait must be removed within 72 hours after the close of the season or within 72 hours after the person or persons, who are registered for that bait station harvest a bear.
(3) A person may use nongame fish as bait, except those listed as prohibited in Rule R657-13 and the guidebook of the Wildlife Board for Taking Fish and Crayfish. No other species of protected wildlife may be used as bait.
(4)(a) Domestic livestock or its parts, including processed meat scraps, may be used as bait.
(b) A person using domestic livestock or their parts for bait must have in possession:
(i) a certificate of brand inspection, bill of sale, or other proof of ownership or legal possession.
(5) Bait may not be placed within:
(a) 100 yards of water or a public road or designated trail;
(b) 1/2 mile of any permanent dwelling or campground; or
(c) any area identified as potentially increasing nuisance bear activity by the division.
(6) Violations of this rule and the guidebook of the Wildlife Board for taking and pursuing bear concerning baiting on federal lands may be a violation of federal regulations and prosecuted under federal law.