We have received a report of a juvenile black bear spotted on Whitetail Drive near the Recreational Springs entrance, rummaging through a garbage can. SD Game Fish & Parks is aware and wanted us to share information with you.
SDGFP wants you to know that IT IS ILLEGAL TO KILL this bear and it will be monitored closely. All bears are a protected species in South Dakota.
If you spot a black bear in the area, please notify us or our regional SDGFP wildlife management contact Chad Sebade 605-381-9996. They ask that you take a picture and leave a message if they aren’t available.
Please send us any images of the bear that you take with location information.
If you are a rental agency or rent your home, please notify your renters of this information.
Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Deer Mountain Sanitary & Road District