Rapid City deer harvest a success, meat goes to Feeding South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City deer harvest is over — and officials say it went faster than in previous years.

Parks Division Manager Scott Anderson says the deer management program, which is designed to keep herds in check, can attribute its success to favorable weather conditions.

South Dakota Game Fish and Parks issued 250 tags — with all but one filled.

As in years past, the venison goes to those in need.

“We have a couple of sportsmen organizations that help us out too,” said Anderson. “Black Hills Sportsmen and Sportsmen Against Hunger that do donate money and take care of some the processing too. So we partnered with them with the stipulation that all the meat does get donated to Feeding South Dakota.”

Rapid City covers the cost for processing 150 deer — with the group Sportsmen Against Hunger covering the rest.

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