Mountain lion, youth goose hunts on tap in S.D.

PIERRE, S.D. — The mountain lion hunting season for the Black Hills Fire Protection District will begin on Dec. 26, 2016, and run through March 31, 2017, or if the harvest limit of 60 lions or 40 female lions is met.

The statewide mountain lion hunting season runs year-round and has no harvest limits.

The season is open to residents only. If a hunter harvests a lion, they are required to bring the animal into a South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks office for inspection within 24 hours of harvesting.

For more information, view the 2017 mountain lion hunting application at

Also, the Central South Dakota Youth Goose Hunt is scheduled Jan. 6-8, 2017, in the Pierre area.

The free event is open to hunters ages 12-15. An informational meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the Ramkota in Pierre. Hunts will take place on Saturday and Sunday mornings and includes lunch on the days of the hunt and a Saturday dinner with instructional seminars on Saturday.

For more information on the youth hunts, contact Tim Withers at 605-280-6435, Sam Koenecke at 605-220-0001, Mark Wetzel at 605-222-4556 or Matt Barnard at 605-770-1374.

You may also sign up at

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