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South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is offering feed assistance to landowners in order to mitigate damage done by wildlife.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is offering feed assistance to landowners in order to mitigate damage done by wildlife.
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February 6, 2017

Game Fish and Parks Offers Feed to Landowners to Mitigate Damage by Wildlife

After hearing reports of wildlife consuming feed intended for livestock, the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is offering assistance in the form of stock feed, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Wildlife such as deer and elk often consume three percent of their body weight daily, which can result in large losses of livestock feed.

The department is also offering assistance in keeping animals away from livestock feedlots, and in some cases kill permits. Such efforts assist by reducing the total population of the herd, but also aid in dispersing the animals.

Those in need of assistance from South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks should contact their wildlife damage specialist or local conservation officer.

To read more recent news about wildlife in the Black Hills, visit the Black Hills Knowledge Network’s online news archive

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