RAPID CITY, SD -
The South Dakota Civil Air Patrol is focusing on tracking the thousands of cattle who died during the Western South Dakota blizzard after reports of stranded hunters in the Black Hills turned out to be unfounded.
Officials with the Civil Air Patrol announced a mission to search for stranded hunters on Monday after the massive storm dumped nearly three feet of snow in some areas. But on Tuesday, Major Bruce Kipp said the reports of missing hunters turned out not to be true.
CAP is now preparing for its second mission Tuesday which is to take to the air and identify the cattle that died during the weekend storm. There are reports that some ranchers lost up to half of their herd.
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