Jo Daviess County Sheriff Leo Hefel said his deputies would continue to watch the bear as it moves and would be keeping spectators back from the animal.
"Some of the public was getting in rather close, but our deputies are doing a good job of keeping people safe," Hefel
"It is important to remember that this is a wild animal and folks should use caution."
is advising people to stay clear of the bear if they sight him.
"Black bears are fast and can be dangerous and this is no baby bear," he
"For now he
is still going north and hopefully he
will get into Wisconsin where he
will be safe."
department is cooperating with the DNR and will just continue to monitor the bear's activities.
"We figure he
will just keep going and hopefully no one will get hurt before he
leaves our area," he