Mountain Lion Season Update

According the SDGFP 38 of a 45 lion quota have been taken as of today. 

15 of those are males and 23 females. 

  • This means the season will hit the 45 lion quota and not end early because 30 females lions were harvested. 
  •  No lions have been taken from the Custer State Park unit which has a quota of 5 lions.
  • The three largest lions by size are:
  • 1. 177 pound male harvested January 21st in Custer County
  • 2. 153 pound male harvested January 26th in Custer County
  • 3. 148 pound nale harvested January 1st in Custer County

Remember the season last until March 31st or until the quota of 45 lions are taken.  To get up to date information on harvest numbers Text “SDGFP lion” to 368638.