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Alabama offers new license for bait hunting of deer and pigs

Category: News Release

 May 13th, 2019 by Keith Worrall  89

Modified May 13th, 2019 at 12:03 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A new license allowing bait to be used in the hunting of white-tailed deer and feral pigs in Alabama is now on sale.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is issuing the annual bait privilege license after a new law was passed, Al.com reported .

The Alabama Legislature approved the baited hunting measure last month. The bill passed the House by a vote of 83-12.

The new law could provide limited help with crop destruction and other problems caused by feral hogs, said Rep. Danny Crawford, R-Athens, who sponsored the bill in the House.

“I don’t know if you could ever kill enough feral hogs with a rifle to ever make a dent in it but it will help,” Crawford said.

Alabama Department Conservation Commissioner Christopher Blankenship said the department did not initiate the bill but was not opposed to it.

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