July 11, 2009
State locks down season for hunting mountain lionstaff reports
pierre - After three months of public comments and testimony, the South Dakota Game Fish & Parks Commission has finalized the 2010 mountain lion season.The season will run from Jan. 1 through Mar. 31, 2010, or until the mountain lion harvest limit of 40, or the female harvest limit of 25, is reached.The statewide season only will be open to residents.
Landowners who purchase a mountain lion license can harvest a lion year-round on private land they own or lease outside the Black Hills Fire Protection District.Hunters are not allowed to use traps, dogs or bait while hunting lions, but they are permitted to use electronic game calls.
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