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Nesting areas in the Black Hills region have remained suitable for turkeys, indicating the larger population than other areas in the state.
Nesting areas in the Black Hills region have remained suitable for turkeys, indicating the larger population than other areas in the state.
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November 25, 2016

Black Hills Turkey Population Remains Robust

The turkey population in the Black Hills remains high, although a decline has been seen across South Dakota, reports the Rapid City Journal. A lack of available space for nesting as a primary reason for the drop in the turkey population.

Due to the decline in population, South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks officials are reducing the amount of turkey tags issued in the spring. One-tag male turkey licenses will be reduced by 52 while two=tag male turkey licenses will be reduced by 600.

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