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Sioux Falls City panel looks at deer-feeding ban

5/26/2013 9:00 AM
By Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Sioux Falls City Council's Land Use Committee is looking into whether to ban deer feeding in South Dakota's largest city.

Councilor Sue Aguilar says she's heard complaints from people about someone setting out corn and other things. She says people report that deer will eat the food that's set out, and then cause traffic hazards on a nearby road.

Assistant City Attorney Keith Allenstein tells the Argus Leader (http://argusne.ws/Z8pj3i ) that no city ordinance or state law prohibits deer feeding, but South Dakota law bans the use of salt or salt licks to entice big game.

Allenstein says feeding deer in city limits can cause damage to trees, spread deer disease, and cause traffic hazards.

He says Pierre and Rapid City have deer-feeding bans.

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Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com


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