Beginning with the 2021 bear-baiting season, hunters no longer need to use email addresses to register their bait stations. The use of email addresses had caused registration issues in the past.
Effective this year, hunters will simply need to provide their first and last names, date of birth, and their DNR customer number. Outfitters will need to provide their first and last names, date of birth and license number, and identify whether they are a master bear outfitter or a resident bear outfitter.
See the “Bait stations” section on the DNR bear hunting webpage for links to register baits. The registration site will be live before the bear-baiting season begins — and for about two weeks after it ends — but hunters may not begin baiting until the baiting season begins Friday, Aug. 13, and may not bait after the bear season closes on Sunday, Oct. 17.