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Kimball County Dealing Well With Prairie Dogs

Matt Anderson from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service recently met with the Kimball County Commissioners to provide a summary of the past year's predator control.

For the past 13 years, Anderson has targeted badgers, raccoons, red fox, coyotes, skunks, prairie dogs, and many raptor species in five Nebraska counties, including Kimball, Banner, Scotts Bluff, Morrill, and Cheyenne.

Although the USDA has a contract with the counties, a landowner must request Anderson. He said area farmers and ranchers are dealing well with the prairie dogs issue because "Kimball County is the clea...

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