Old Mossy Horns
So will commercial deer feed packages sold in the US now have to come with a change in labeling ?The rule prohibits the intentional and incidental feeding of deer and moose and requires labeling on deer feed stating its illegal to use in NY.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced the adoption of a regulation changing rules concerning feeding of deer and moose.
“To reduce the sale and marketing of products that are illegal to use and to protect consumers from being misled, the new regulation requires retail products packaged for sale as food or edible attractants for wild deer or moose to carry a label clearly stating that such use is illegal in New York.”
The new regulation addresses the mixed message sent when hunters enter stores filled with massive stocks of deer feed even though proprietors know full well it is illegal to bait or feed deer in NY. Now a distinct label must be posted on feed marketed to attract deer advising them of its illegal use in the state