With Deer Archery season starting this Friday, September 2nd, North Dakota Game and Fish want to remind everyone of something very important.

Game and Fish say hunting big game over bait or baiting for any purpose is prohibited on almost all state and federal land.

The restriction is in place to help slow the spread of chronic wasting disease, a deadly disease of deer, moose, and elk that can cause long-term population declines if left unchecked.

If you have any questions about baiting restrictions in North Dakota, click here.