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Winter Depredation Hunts

One of GFP's primary challenges in wildlife management is working with agriculture producers to minimize the impact that wildlife has on their operations.

There are a number of methods for deterring wildlife from causing damage, including: create alternate feeding sites, temporary and permanent fencing, and hazing wildlife away from an area.

When other methods fail, GFP and private landowners may turn to hunters to help reduce the discourage wildlife causing damage.

South Dakota residents may sign up for a potential depredation hunt in December. If there is a need, a hunt may occur anytime from December through March.