FISH AND GAME
208:8-b Feeding of Wild Deer.
I. (a) No person shall knowingly place food for consumption by wild deer if the fish and game department has determined such feeding would be detrimental to the health of the deer population or a threat to public safety.
(b) The executive director shall adopt rules pursuant to RSA 541-A that include but shall not be limited to the definition of food, the time of feeding, and the locations for feeding that would be detrimental for consumption by wild deer and the criteria by which the department will determine if feeding would be detrimental to the health of the deer population or a threat to public safety.
II. The fish and game department shall provide informational materials concerning the harmful or fatal feeding of wild deer to businesses and establishments in this state which sell or offer for sale wild animal feed.
III. Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be given a warning for a first offense and shall be guilty of a violation for any subsequent offense.
IV. This section shall not apply to baiting permitted under RSA 207:3-d and agriculture as defined in RSA 21:34-a.
Source. 2016, 302:1, eff. Aug. 20, 2016.