While I don't personally "hunt" using this method, it is legal in the lower 1/2 of SC due to the size of the deer herd, and, I imagine, due to the swamps, etc, where it can be pretty rough to find deer 20 yards from you. You need to keep in mind that it's not always about the "sport of hunting", but putting meat in the freezer, and managing the herd size within any given area. You also said you didn't mean to offend anyone, but you forgot that you included the " " icon as if you were looking down on anyone who did use bait piles. Do you use deer urine or estrus lures? Do you use apple or peanut butter scent? If so, you are "luring" deer. What's the difference between a corn pile and a nice little soy bean or corn plot? If you've got a corn field and are sitting up in a tree with a high powered rifle, you're ambushing a deer that walks into view, so what's the difference?