Wolves in South Dakota, in this day and age? Impossible right? Well, apparently not - a video obtained by TrailMob clearly shows a gray wolf allegedly roaming the Black Hills.

 Earlier today, TrailMob spoke with the man who shot the video. He asked to only be identified as Lance. Lance told us that he and a buddy were out driving around the Black Hills on Friday, August 14th “scouting for elk” when they saw the wolf and that he “just happened to have a video camera handy.” While a wolf in the Black Hills comes as a surprise to most of us, it is no surprise to Lance who says he has “seen three in the past two years and has heard of numerous others seeing them in the area.”

The Black Hills have been considered sacred for millennia to many Native American nations from the United States and Canada. This unique geographic area contains the oldest mountains in the world.

For thousands of years, hot mineral springs were used by indigenous people for healing purposes. Grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, and buffalo roamed and lived in these sacred mountains. However, they all disappeared with the illegal trespassing into this area by Euro-Americans in the late 1800s.


Responses to "First Gray wolf sighting in the Black Hills - Sacred Place To Native Americans"

  1. What a blessing!

  2. Jean Lane says:

    I love the elegant way he lopes off. You are so fortunate to have seen him (?her).

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