State’s mountain lion population holds steady after years of growth

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Seth Tupper

Seth Tupper was born and raised in South Dakota and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from South Dakota State University in 2001. After college, he worked at a newspaper in Minnesota and then returned to South Dakota in 2003 to join the staff of The Daily Republic in Mitchell, where he is currently the publisher. Seth has won numerous awards for his writing, including the 2007 Outstanding Young Journalist award in the daily newspapers category of the South Dakota Newspaper Association's Better Newspapers Contest. Seth's day-job and freelance work have granted him opportunities to meet hundreds of South Dakotans and travel across much of the state. He also spends a lot of his free time exploring South Dakota's state and national parks, hiking trails and kayak-friendly rivers.


  1. Robert Grossmann
    Robert Grossmann 21 June, 2011, 18:33

    Mountain lions have evidently made large portions of Millette county empty of mule deer. On an area we used to see a few dozen bucks and never failed to bag a deer for the past nine years, my hunting partner and I saw zero bucks in three days of working the draws and only a couple of isolated muley does. We did see a few white tails and that was all. We.also heard of encounters with lions in the county. We saw only one gut pile and two deer that had been taken, way below the usual number. I feel that our licenses with three tags each were sold to us on the false pretense that there were adequate numbers of deer as in the past.

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