Madison, Wis. Effective July 3, feeding and baiting deer became illegal across Wisconsin. The prohibition is part of efforts to control chronic wasting disease and reduce the chance that CWD becomes established in new areas of Wisconsin, officials said.

“Any practice that concentrates deer including baiting and
feeding is likely to increase the spread of CWD,” said Bill
VanderZouwen, chief of the Wisconsin DNR’s wildlife and landscape
ecology section. Violations of the rules could result in fines in
excess of $200 and loss of hunting and fishing privileges for
feeding and fines of more than $2,000 plus loss of privileges for
baiting.

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