At the lake that I go to, they have put up signs stating that feeding ducks is prohibited under a certain fish and game code that is says it is harassment to feed wild animals. I looked up the code and, yes, there is a code, but it's under hunting regulations and seems to indicate that feeding (or even breeding) animals can be considered harassment. But, if you read the entire section, this seems to mean that it is illegal to feed the animals for the purpose of attracting them to an area to be hunted or harassed, not feeding them in a city park or backyard. If you were to go only by this part of the law, then hanging a backyard feeder would be illegal. At this lake, the feeding has gotten way out of control, that's for sure. It does need to be curtailed, but I don't like that the take a section of the law that doesn't fit and use it to intimidate people. They hang the sign right above another sign that says there's a $10,000 penalty for harassing wildlife. In case anyone's wondering, I don't usually feed the animals because I don't think it helps them in the long run and does attract pests. But, I do bring a small amount of seed for the "special" domestic ducks like Tom and Oreo, and a few of my favorite wild ducks like Curly (who has the deformed bill), Cinnamon, and Ducky. I don't want to feed every duck in the place.