2001 Regular Session
To: Game and Fish
By: Representative Huddleston, Ellis, Flaggs, Gibbs, Harrison, Henderson, Holloway, Middleton, Moore (60th), Rushing, Thomas
House Bill 1159
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 49-7-33, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PERMIT THE USE OF GRAIN OR OTHER FEED ON HUNTING TRAILS TO LURE GAME INTO THE OPEN; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 49-7-33, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
49-7-33. (1) Except as authorized under subsection (2) of this section, it is unlawful to hunt, trap or kill any wild bird or wild animal of any kind with the aid of bait, recordings of bird or animal calls, or electrically amplified imitations of calls of any kind, except a person may use electrically amplified sound devices for hunting coyote and crow. The commission, in its discretion, may relax the restrictions regarding the use of lures or sound devices if a condition arises or exists, as decided by the State Board of Health or county board of health, that may endanger persons or livestock in a certain community, county or area.
(2) A person may use liquid scents for any animal or bird, and may distribute grain or other feed on hunting trails to lure game into the open.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2001.