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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