Rule 2.4 (Supplemental Feeding of Wildlife
Outside of Enclosures)
How far do I have to be from a feeder
during hunting season?
Hunters must be at least 100 yards from a feeder that contains
Why do I have to use an above ground
This is so the feed will not sit on the ground in piles.
When feed is piled on the ground there is more opportunity for
moisture to come in contact with the feed which can cause it to
mold and sour.
Then why can I use a spin cast feeder?
They allow feed to touch the ground.
Yes they do allow feed to come in contact with the ground, but
the feed is distributed in a manner so it is not piled. Deer
can remove most of the feed the feeder distributes each time it
turns on. This will reduce the likelihood that the feed with
mold or sour.
Why do I have to put my feeder 100 yards
away from my property line?
This is primarily to reduce conflict between adjoining
landowners, lease holders, and hunt clubs.
Why can't I put a feeder on public
Once again, this is to reduce conflict between hunters. If
feeding were allowed on public land, a hunter who put up a feeder
could "claim" that area as their hunting area. Also, it would
be extremely difficult to know where all of the feeders were
located on public land. Due to this, you could be hunting in
violation and not know it.