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Planes search for hunters possibly lost by storm

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Pilots with the South Dakota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol are searching for hunters who might be lost in the Black Hills after the weekend snowstorm.
The Department of Game, Fish and Parks says it had two calls earlier but they turned out to be people operating snow machines - not stranded hunters.
It says no hunters have been found.
The GFP says the Civil Air Patrol is still flying over the area because cellphone coverage isn't good in some areas, so any hunters who are stuck couldn't call for help.
Patrol planes are flying north of Highway 36 and 16A from Highway 79 to the Wyoming border. That's the main elk hunting area and the part of the hills that got the most snow.

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