Perkins County deer licenses adjusted September 6, 2013 South Dakota

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Perkins County deer licenses adjusted September 6, 2013 South Dakota, GFP
... The Game, Fish and Parks Department has been monitoring die-offs of white-tailed deer in northwestern South Dakota, centered in northern Perkins County, and will now reduce the number of licenses available in the affected area.  The deer die-offs have been linked to Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD), which also caused deer die-offs early last fall in many parts of the state...“Our staff have been keeping a close watch for loss of deer, and as reports have come in from landowners and concerned citizens we have focused our efforts in northern Perkins County,” Tom Kirschenmann, Chief of Wildlife for GFP said. “Eliminating these unsold licenses is an appropriate response based on the current information and we will continue to monitor the area and situation.” ...

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