Baiting and Feeding

  • Rules for Baiting and Feeding Deer doe and fawn in a fieldIn Michigan, baiting is not allowed in Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, Oscoda, Ingham, Clinton and Shiawassee counties. Feeding of any kind is not allowed in all of DMU 487, or in Ingham, Clinton, and Shiawassee counties.
  • Baiting and Feeding Rules Video Demonstration of how to correctly place hunting bait and an explanation of the rules governing baiting and feeding in Michigan, with the DNR's Deer and Elk Program Leader Brent Rudolph.
  • What is the Difference Between Supplemental Feeding and Baiting?
  • Black Bear BaitingBear hunters may use fish or fish products, meat or meat products or bakery products to bait bears in the upper and lower peninsulas.
  • Upper Peninsula Supplemental Feeding Program Permits allowing private citizens and sportsmen's groups in the Upper Peninsula to provide supplemental feed for deer during the winter months are issued by local wildlife biologists under certain provisions.