Black Hills Mountain Lion Hunting Season Ends

PIERRE, S.D. – The Black Hills mountain lion hunting season officially closed on March 31, 2017. Hunters harvested a total of 30 mountain lions; 16 of those were female.

The harvest limit for the Black Hills was 60 total mountain lions or 40 female mountain lions.

The season remains open for areas outside the Black Hills Fire Protection District through December 31, 2017. Hunters are reminded that all harvested mountain lions must be presented to a South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks representative for inspection within 24 hours of harvest.

For more information on South Dakota’s mountain lion hunting season, visit