We [SDGFP] have been getting a few calls and some interest related to a YouTube video posted from an individual earlier this week featuring a wolf in the Black Hills.
GFP biologists from our Rapid City office have seen the video and believe it to be a wolf. Wolves are confirmed somewhere in South Dakota nearly every year, and it is likely that this is a transient animal passing through.
We don’t feel the public is in any danger, but we want you to be aware of the animal’s presence.
Also, wolves are currently protected under the Federal Endangered Species Act. While South Dakota has no plans to manage for wolves, it is illegal to kill wolves in South Dakota at this time.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact your local GFP office.
I was being sarcastic. We've had some areas hit hard here in Montana, but wolves aren't eating all the game. I don't wish wolves on any state that doesn't have them (yet), but they aren't the death knell for hunting a lot of folks believe they are. mtmuleyAdd Wyoming to that list MM.
GFP denies that you lived in the Hills for five years? That must be it since GFP doesn't deny wolves in SD.