What are your thoughts on Alabama’s new Supplemental Feeding Regulations for Deer?
The changes to Alabama’s deer hunting regulations regarding year-round supplemental feeding for deer have been widely debated in recent weeks. The purpose of this new definition is to spell out the areas in which people already on a year-round supplemental feeding schedule may hunt. The new regulation reads: “For the purposes of Section 9-11-244, Code of Alabama 1975, and Rule 220-2-.11, Alabama Administrative Code, as it applies to the hunting of deer and feral swine, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that any bait or feed (as defined in Section 9-11-244) located beyond 100 yards from the hunter and not within the line of sight of the hunter, is not a lure, attraction or enticement to, on or over the area where the hunter is attempting to kill or take the deer or feral swine. For the purpose of this regulation, “not within the line of sight” means being hidden from view by natural vegetation or naturally occurring terrain features. This regulation shall not apply on public lands.”
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