Mountain Lion Season Applications Open
Applications are available for the 2016 South Dakota mountain lion hunting season. While there is no application deadline for the mountain lion hunting season, if you wish to enter the lottery drawing for a free Custer State Park (CSP) access permit, you must purchase a 2016 mountain lion license and submit your application by Dec. 9 at 8 a.m. CST. CSP will have seven separate hunting intervals; four of which will allow the use of dogs.
The mountain lion hunting season begins Dec. 26, 2015, and ends on March 31, 2016. The harvest limit is set at 60 total lions or 40 female lions; whichever comes first. If either harvest limit is reached, the season then closes in the Black Hills Fire Protection Unit. However, the statewide mountain lion hunting season runs year round, with no harvest limits.
To apply for a mountain lion hunting license or the Custer State Park access permit, visit:http://www.gfp.sd.gov/licenses/general-hunt-fish/license-open.aspx.
For more information on the South Dakota mountain lion hunting season, visit:http://www.gfp.sd.gov/hunting/big-game/mountain-lion.aspx.