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Dr. Jason M. HafnerDr. David J. Prosser
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S.D. Department of Agriculture and S.D. Game,Fish & Parks will host M-44 Certification Class
A group of South Dakota live-stock producers recently requestedthe ability to become certified inthe use of M-44s to assist SouthDakota Game, Fish and Parks(SDGFP) with predator control.The South Dakota Departmentof Agriculture (SDDA) annuallyconducts training for and certifiesapplicators of M-44 devices. All in-dividuals interested in receivingM-44 certification need to contactthe SDDA office at (605) 773-4432by Dec. 2 to pre-register. There isno cost for the training and classdetails will be sent to all inter-ested parties. Dates and locationsof meetings will be determinedbased upon pre-registration re-sults.
M-44 certification increasespredator control efforts
Today, when a livestock pro-ducer contacts SDGFP WildlifeDamage Specialists about a coyoteissue on their land, the M-44 istheir go-to control tool. An M-44 is a sodium cyanide in- jector, set on spring compressorthat quickly releases the chemicalinto a coyote's mouth if they bitedown and pull up on the baitedcapsule. Like all methods SDGFPwildlife damage specialists use tocontrol wildlife, the M-44 is a veryhumane and target specificmethod."Effective coyote control inSouth Dakota depends heavily onthe use of M-44s," said Keith Fisk,Wildlife Damage Program Admin-istrator.Fisk added that the number of M-44s his team sets is limited tothe number they can responsiblycheck each week.When Mike Kintigh, Region1Regional Supervisor explainedthis during a recent Multi-CountyPredator Control District meeting,the livestock producers in atten-dance requested that they be pro-vided with the ability to becomecertified. A landowner who is cer-tified can check the M-44s on hisland for the State Trapper, allow-ing him to be more effective withhis time and get more work done."This certification will allowlandowners to become more proac-tive when it comes to predator con-trol on their own land, workingalone or by cooperating withSDGFP," Kintigh said. Certifiedapplicators may also purchase andapply M-44 devices on their ownthrough the SDDA program.This past year, the 24 SDGFPWildlife Damage Specialists lo-cated throughout the state, re-sponded to more than 1,900requests and worked with morethan 1,200 livestock producers tostop predators. The joint efforts of SDGFP, Predator Control Districtsand USDA Wildlife Services re-sulted in the removal of over 8,000coyotes, statewide.
Daniel Turgeon, wildlife damage specialist with South DakotaGame, Fish & Parks re-baits an M44 M44 sodium cyanide in- jectors as he tracks coyotes.
Nutrition Site Menu
Thursday, November 14
Chilimarinated vegetable salad whole wheat crackersapple
Friday, November 15
Roast porkboiled potatoes w/gravypeas, orange juice jello w/whipped topping & almonds
Monday, November 18
Spanish rice w/hamburgerseasoned spinachgrape juiceorange
Tuesday, November 19
Autumn chickenbaked sweet potatoharvest beets tossed salad w/dressing
Wednesday, November 20
Mexican chicken soupfruity slaw unsalted crackersfruit crisp