If this is approved by the City Council, Rapid City’s Urban Deer Harvest will be starting its 25th season. And, their main goal is to hunt 250 deer.
This method will help them protect their personal property from the deer and reduce the number of car accidents (involving deer).
In addition to managing the deer population, this program has other benefits.
Jeff Biegler, the Director of the Parks and Recreation Department, said:
“This is a program that’s funded primarily through our parks and recreation department operating budget, we do get some financial assistance, which is very much appreciated, from a group called Sportsmen Against Hunger, as well as the Black Hills Sportsman Club. All of the meat that is taken is processed, and that processed meat goes to Feeding South Dakota.”
He also mentioned that this hunting will take place late at night or early in the morning. And, one last thing – the police are informed of where the hunters are located.