- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 14, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The Sioux Falls police department will harvest up to 30 deer over the next month in an effort to curb the city’s deer population.

The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks says it issued the permit allowing for the harvest after it completed a comprehensive study of the area. The deer will be harvested in the southeast portion of Sioux Falls.

Police Chief Doug Barthel says the department hopes to limit the amount of property damage caused by deer in the city. It’s also trying to reduce the number of car accidents and improve the health of the deer population in Sioux Falls.

The Argus Leader reports that all of the meat from the deer is being donated to South Dakota’s Sportsmen Against Hunger.

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