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Pierre residents get a week to comment on proposal for no urban deer harvest this year


PIERRE, South Dakota — Pierre residents are getting a week to comment on a proposal not to hold an urban deer harvest this year.

KCCR radio reports that city commissioners on Tuesday night heard a task force's recommendation to not hold a harvest but took no action. Task force chairwoman and City Commission member Jeanne Goodman says the public should have a chance for input.

Deer harvests have been held in Pierre since 2007 to control the population, with the exception of the Missouri River flood year of 2011. Goodman says deer counts done in September indicate the fewest number of animals since the counts began seven years ago. The numbers of vehicle collisions and public complaints also have dropped.

Information from: KCCR-AM,

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