South Dakota

September 14, 2019 2 min read

No person may place any salt or salt lick or construct, occupy or use any screen, blind, scaffold or other device at or near any salt or salt lick for the purpose of enticing or baiting big game animals to the same for the purpose of hunting, watching for or killing big game.
No one may establish, utilize or maintain a bait station from Aug. 15 - Feb. 1, inclusive and from March 15 - May 31, inclusive, to attract any big game animal (including turkey). A bait station is a location where grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, hay, minerals (including salt) or any other natural food materials, commercial products containing natural food materials or by-products of such materials are placed or maintained as an attractant to big game animals for the purpose of hunting. The use of scents alone does not constitute a bait station. The bait station restriction does not apply to foods that have not been placed or gathered by an individual and result from normal environmental conditions or accepted farming, forest management, wildlife food plantings, orchard management or similar land management activities. Individuals are exempt from the bait station requirements while participating in any research or depredation management activities directed by GFP.
No person may establish, utilize or maintain a bait station on lands owned by the GFP and on properties managed and classified by GFP as Game Production Areas, State Parks, State Recreation Areas, State Lakeside Use Areas, State Nature Areas or State Water Access Areas.

Additionally, the distribution of bait and hunting over bait is prohibited on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Waterfowl Production Areas (WPA’s). (pg 35-36)

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