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.