Deer Attractants Prohibited

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With South Dakota's youth deer season opening Saturday, Sept. 14, and the archery deer season opening Saturday, Sept. 21, state Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) officials are reminding hunters that hunting over deer licks or bait stations is prohibited.

According to Law Enforcement Specialist Dave McCrea, a bait station is defined as a place where edible foodstuffs or minerals are placed or maintained as an attractant to game animals.

"Deer licks, mixes and attractant blocks have become popular hunting aids for big game," McCrea noted, "and all except scent are illegal."

For more information on the use of attractants as an aid to hunting, contact your local conservation officer or GFP office.