Baiting of deer. (HB1588)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion) with support from co-patrons Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg), and Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Baiting of deer. Allows a hunter, during deer season, to occupy a baited place or to put out bait or salt for deer for the purpose of taking or killing deer. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101170D
01/02/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/12/2017Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
01/18/2017Subcommittee recommends striking from docket
02/07/2017Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources


Jeff Staples writes:

No, as a lifelong hunter I oppose this. The skills of ambush are hunting. Baiting is for the crowd that drives their 4 wheeler up to a feeder and waits. These folks should not be lazy hunters. Experience the experience, use nature to your ability. Baiting defies this practice!

Thank you,

Alan Davis writes:

I think you should be aloud to help control the dear not getting killed

Tristan Driggs writes:

Baiting deer should not be aloud! It takes the fun out of hunting!

Kathy Stark writes:

This practice shouldn't be allowed. It's entrapment.