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Complaints on rise over black vultures, livestock predation

By Nathan Owens

This article was published August 6, 2017 at 1:53 a.m.

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Black vultures gather on Bull Shoals Dam in this undated photo. The birds, a protected migratory species, have been responsible for livestock deaths across the state.

Black vultures have been a problem for Arkansas cattle ranchers for years. Notorious for attacking baby calves in the spring and fall, Arkansas wildlife groups say they get a significant number of calls each year about the big birds killing livestock throughout the state.

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