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Rapid City meets goal of killing 100 deer in city limits

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) -- City sharpshooters reached their goal of killing 100 deer within Rapid City limits. City officials late last year approved the killing of 100 deer, down from 150 in each of the past two years due to a drop in the urban de...

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - City sharpshooters reached their goal of killing 100 deer within Rapid City limits.

City officials late last year approved the killing of 100 deer, down from 150 in each of the past two years due to a drop in the urban deer population.

The Rapid City Journal reports that the deer harvest was done last month. The goal is to reduce property damage and car accidents. The effort cost taxpayers about $11,500.

Rapid City's urban deer harvest began in 1996-97, when 192 deer were killed. At its peak, the effort killed 300 deer. Meat from the animals goes to food banks.

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