Black bear sighting increase in the Black Hills

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BLACK HILLS, S.D. (KELO)– Wildlife officials are urging caution as the number of black bear sightings have increased in the Black Hills.

Bears have been recently been sighted in Lead, Spearfish, Johnson Siding and last weekend in Rapid City.

Officials say the number of confirmed sightings has been increasing 10 to 15 times in recent years. The state Game, Fish & Parks warns if you see a bear to stay away from the predator and watch from a safe distance

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