Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Missing Hunters Found Safe, Alive.



Two turkey hunters who went missing in the Central Black Hills on Sunday have been found after an extensive search.  74 year old Gary Wipf, and  83 year old Clifford Wipf are reportedly in good condition.

The men were found inside their pick-up truck in the Flag Mountain area, approximately four miles North of Deerfield Lake.  Patty Garland with the Pennington County Sheriffs office says the pair did the right thing by staying inside their vehicle--rather than trying to walk out through deep snow for help.

 “I can’t imagine being out there in those conditions for the amount of time that they were.  Given their age everybody was hoping that’s exactly what they would have done was stay put,” says Garland.  

Garland says the pair of hunters are getting a check-up with medical personnel before being released to their families.

---Earlier story:

The search for two Black Hills hunters who have been missing in the Central Black Hills since Sunday is in full swing.

Heavy wet snow and high winds are complicating the search effort.

Law Enforcement says the public can call the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office at 605-394-2151 with any information. 

Gary Wipf is 74 years old. He is 5’6” 190 lbs, bald with blue eyes

Related Content