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Resident Mountain Lion Hunting

Mountain LionTraditional Season

Statewide: Year-round, outside of the Black Hills Fire Protection District.
Black Hills: December 26 through March 31.

Range and Habitat

Mountain lions inhabit much of the Black Hills, but prefer isolated, rocky terrain surrounded by timber. There has been documented movement of mountain lions outside of the Black Hills and onto the prairies of South Dakota. They typically follow river drainages as they travel.

More information about mountain lion hunting. (GFP)