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Wondering if I'm able to shoot a bear over my elk carcass during Colorado 2nd rifle on public land. Is it considered baiting? What about another carcass I may come across? I would think baiting would constitute an intentional act of bringing an attractant into the woods for the sole purpose of attracting game. I would think this situation would pose a excellent opportunity however I certainly don't want to violate any laws and plan on purchasing a bear tag if by chance a bruin makes an appearance. If it is illegal how far does one have to be from the carcass to remain legal? I've seen some video's of Alaska hunts where bruins are take over various carcasses but not sure about Colorado.
 

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I gave up hunting many years ago and never hunted in Colorado. So do not listen to me this is just my thoughts. I feel if it’s your elk that you left it will be considered baiting. That would come under you placing or leaving something for the bear to feed. But if you came upon a carcass that’s there and a bear is feeding I would consider that a natural food source. Again this my opinion only. If you do find out the answer post it, it’s a good question.

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In the wonderful state of Mass it would be baiting even if it was someone else's carcass that you stumbled onto ( hate this state ). If you call the epo's I agree with the above, don't tell them who you are or where you will be.
 
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