Rancher Moves Cattle Out of Anti-Horse Prescribed Fire Burn Area Monday October 24, 2015

 

By Herb Ryan
October 24, 2016

Custer, SD – Butch Reder, from Dyesville Angus in Hermosa was busy today rounding up cattle from a north pasture he leases from the U.S. Forest Service about 18 miles west of Custer. Reder, along with 9 other riders were having a tough time of it because of the 10.000 acres he runs his cattle on. The crew had rounded up the cattle prior to the burn but Butch thinks a hunter may have left the north pasture gate open. The riders were concentrating on a select area and had rounded up 45 head by 2:30  Monday afternoon.

The Hell Canyon Ranger District on the Black Hills National Forest is planning to ignite 1,500 acres on the Anti-Horse prescribed fire project Tuesday, October 25 – Wednesday, October 26, depending on weather. Smoke will be visible for several miles and could impact Highway 16 west of Custer, SD. Crews have been preparing to implement the project to meet management objectives for several years.

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Casey Seidler and Butch Reder decide which way to continue the search for lost cattle on Forest Service Rd 668 in the 1,500 acre Anti-Horse prescribed fire area Monday afternoon, November 24, 2016. The burn is scheduled for 9:00 am Tuesday October 25 and Wednesday October 26, 2016, weather permitting. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Casey Seidler drives a group of Angus up a forest service road towards the north pasture are on Forest Service Rd 668 in the 1,500 acre Anti-Horse prescribed fire area Monday afternoon, November 24, 2016. The burn is scheduled for 9:00 am Tuesday October 25 and Wednesday October 26, 2016, weather permitting. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Portable water tanks are preset and waiting to be filled with water in several areas in the Anti-Horse prescribed burn area in the 1,500 acre  prescribed fire burn area Monday afternoon, November 24, 2016.  The burn is scheduled for 9:00 am Tuesday October 25 and Wednesday October 26, 2016, weather permitting. Photo:Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

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