Lincoln County Commissioners approve USDA agreement

Published: Oct. 12, 2020 at 10:21 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) -The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in North Platte provides wildlife services to the county. On October 12, 2020, the Lincoln County Commissioners approved an additional service to the wildlife damage management program.

This addition provides funding to the USDA for aerial services. They will be able to use an aircraft for lethal control or predatory reduction in areas with a substantial number of coyotes. The aircraft allows them to cover larger amounts of land.

With the availability of food, trash and small animals, wildlife find their way into suburban and rural communities. They wander into these areas with people and learn there is food readily available.

"Most of these animals won’t bother you, said Wildlife District Supervisor Jerry Feist. “If an animal decides it likes your area and moves into your house or causes any damage, that’s when you want to give us a call.”

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