Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
2067 U.S. Hwy. 278, SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
Baiting is the practice of direct or indirect placing, exposing, depositing, distributing, or scattering salt, corn, wheat, or any other grain or feed that could serve as a lure or attraction for doves to, on, or over any areas where hunters are attempting to take them. Dove hunting regulations are part of the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Hunting doves over baited areas is illegal. Freshly planting a field for the purpose of hunting doves over grains or seeds is illegal. A person is guilty of hunting over bait if he or she knows, or reasonably should know, that an area was baited.
Furthermore, the person who places bait, or directs the placement of bait, on or near a hunted area, is guilty of baiting. Any baited area remains baited for 10 days following the complete removal of any salt, corn, wheat, or any other grain or feed which constitutes bait. Dove hunting over or near a baited area at any time within ten days after the bait is completely removed is a violation.