Mountain lion applications available
Applications are available for the 2015 South Dakota mountain lion hunting season. While there is no application deadline for the mountain lion hunting season, if you want to apply for a Custer State Park access permit, you must submit your application by Dec. 10 at 8 a.m. CST.
The mountain lion hunting season begins Dec. 26, 2014, and ends on March 31, 2015. The harvest limit is set at 75 total lions or 50 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. Custer State Park (CSP) will have eight separate hunting intervals; four of which will allow the use of dogs. Licensed mountain lion hunters can apply for a free CSP access permit, drawn in a lottery process.
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.
–S.D. Game, Fish and Parks