What is the Difference Between Supplemental Feeding and Baiting?

"Baiting" is defined as putting out food materials for wildlife to attract, lure, or entice them as an aid in hunting. A person baiting wildlife must comply with the baiting regulations.

"Feeding" is defined as individuals placing food materials out that attract wildlife for any reason other than baiting. Feeding for recreational viewing purposes must follow regulations for recreational viewing. 

For specific regulations, visit the Wildlife Conservation Orders page and see Chapter III (3.100 and 3.100a).

Food plots, naturally occurring foods, standing agricultural crops, or food that is in place as part of normal farming practices are not considered baiting or feeding.