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By Forrest Hershberger
Publisher, Sun-Telegraph 

County Stands Against USDA Proposal


August 25, 2021

The Cheyenne County Commissioners were given a new challenge in managing wildlife in the area. On Monday, Aug. 16, the commissioners were told each county will have to finance the full cost of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wildlife specialist that had been a shared cost.

Wildlife Specialist Matt Anderson and Jerry Feist met with the commissioners on Aug. 16 to discuss the contract with the USDA.

Feist said procedures are changing in the USDA, and the cost-sharing program that provides a wildlife specialist in Cheyenne County will cease to exist. He said if counties want...

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