Winter Tough On Wildlife

The tough winter is taking a toll on deer and pheasants.  South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department Wildlife Manager Scott Lindgren says reports of dead birds and deer who are under stress and under-nourished are mounting.  In many cases, the animals look to silage and corn piles for a source of food, and that leads to complaint calls from landowners.  Lindgren says there are some remedies they can take….

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But in some cases, not even that will work….

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Lindgen says they won’t know the extent of the die-off until spring…

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(courtesy KWAT, Watertown)

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