Cacapon South Deer Report (June 22, 2022) – An ad hoc group of interested residents was formed to discuss the challenges of the deer population in Cacapon South. The group met with a representative of the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources to discuss property owner concerns about the damage done in our community and potential solutions. Read the DNR report here.
Learn About Nuisance Black Bears in West Virginia (September 22, 2018) – The WV Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has published a brochure on Nuisance Black Bears in West Virginia. The POA is distributing it to the POA here to share the information widely across our community. Read on to view or download the brochure. DOWNLOAD: DNR Brochure on Black Bears in WV (PDF) VIEW THE FILE ONLY HERE:
About Wildlife in our Community (September 19, 2018) – Bears, deer, coyotes, and other wildlife are present in many urban, suburban, and rural communities. It is a fact of modern life that human development has greatly encroached upon wildlife habitats. Cacapon South is certainly no exception to this, especially since it lies between Cacapon State Park and Sleepy Creek Wildlife Refuge. As recently as June 2017, the Board has sent messages to the community with suggestions related to this issue.
Bear Update (May 1, 2017) — There have been several reports of break-ins by the community bear. These consisted of two break-ins each of a shed on MDG way, and a garage passage door on Marjorie Court. In all cases, the doors were severely damaged and required substantial repair. The bear was evidently after bird seed stored inside both sites since the owners had brought the bird seed inside each night. Takeaway: Residents should store bird seed inside airtight containers.
The Bear is Back (August 19, 2014) — It appears that a bear has returned to our community. This picture was taken this morning. It is the time of year when bears are looking to prepare themselves for winter so be on the lookout. So far, bears have only damaged bird feeders and attacked trash cans in Cacapon South. Suggestions for our community to ward off a bear visit: Do not feed wildlife Take in all bird feeders at nightfall