The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding dove hunters that it is a violation of state and federal law to take migratory game birds with the use or aid of salt, grain, fruit or other bait.

Hunters are responsible for ensuring that they do not hunt in or over a baited field.

Hunters also need to be aware that an area is considered baited for 10 days following the removal of all bait.

To avoid a baiting controversy, hunters should understand dove hunting regulations fully and inspect areas to be hunted for signs of baiting.

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