The Rapid City Public Works Committee approved the harvest of 200 deer from Rapid City Tuesday.
The amount was based on a survey conducted in cooperation with the Game Fish and Parks Department, who does a yearly study of the population.
This year the South Dakota Sportsmen Against Hunger has provided funding for processing of the deer and will donate it to the food bank.
Parks Division Manager Lon Van Deusen says not only is it for a good cause but it is important to maintain the deer population.
"It's important to regulate the deer population just to reduce the amount of property damage within Rapid City. And vehicle - deer collisions, and damage to landscapes," says Van Deusen.
The approval for the deer harvest now moves to City Council to be voted for on Monday night.