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Aberdeen hunting lodge keeps guests informed of laws

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Five miles north of Aberdeen is where you will find Foote Creek Bed and Breakfast. It's a place where hunters come to find some of the best pheasant hunting in the area.

Bill Axlund owns the hunting land these hunters are allowed to use, and he makes sure they know all safety precautions and South Dakota hunting laws.

"We go out as a group to the location that we hunt, and we start out each day with a safety briefing," he said.

Axlund says he's never had a problem with hunters not obeying laws. In fact he said out of state hunters are even more cautious because South Dakota doesn't have as strict of gun laws as they are used to.

Obeying laws was a problem for 18 people in Todd County who were sentenced for killing deer, hawks, owls and badgers illegally. 

"It's real unfortunate when something like that happens. Anytime wildlife is poached, it takes wildlife away from anyone that hunts, he said. "Sportsman are always concerned anytime there is any kind of unethical hunting that occurs because it has a chance of giving all sportsman a bad name."

To catch all poaching cases, Wildlife Conservation Officer Josh Thompson says the public is a huge help.

"Unfortunately we can't be everywhere at once," he said, "just seeing any kind of stuff that looks suspicious and calling in to let us know about it is what we need."

South Dakota game, fish and parks has free hunting and fishing handbooks for people who need more information. Additional information can also be found on their website, http://gfp.sd.gov

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