black hills mountain lion season harvest status

The harvest data included on this page pertain ONLY to mountain lions harvested within the Black Hills Fire Protection District. View other mountain lion mortalities.

2014 Mountain Lion Hunting Season in the Black Hills is now CLOSED.

2014 Season Totals

Black Hills Season
Total = 53, Female = 31

2014 Black hills Season Summary

Season Dates:

  • Dec. 26, 2013 - Mar. 31, 2014; or
  • When a limit of 75 total mountain lions are taken; or
  • When a limit of 50 female mountain lions are taken

Black Hills Season Harvest Status, this list is updated as Mt. Lions are reported.

*The mortality information listed here is preliminary.

Mt Lion #
Date of Harvest
Sex
Estimated Age
Weight
County
1
12/27/2013
F
4-5
87
Lawrence
2
12/30/2013
M
1.5
80
Pennington
3
12/31/2013
F
2.5
81
Pennington
4
1/1/2014
F
4-5
89
Lawrence
5
1/2/2014
F
2
81
Lawrence
6
1/3/2014
M
2.5
102
Pennington
7
1/3/2014
F
1.5-2.5
74
Pennington
8
1/4/2014
F
1.5
75
Pennington
9
1/9/2014
M
2
110
Pennington
10
1/9/2014
F
2.5
74
Custer
11
1/13/2014
M
3.5
120
Pennington
12
1/14/2014
M
1
62
Pennington
13
1/15/2014
F
3-4
101
Custer
14
1/15/2014
M
7
134
Lawrence
15
1/15/2014
M
6
138
Lawrence
16
1/31/2014
F
5
81
Pennington
17
1/31/2014
F
6
91
Pennington
18
1/31/2014
M
2
112
Pennington
19
2/1/2014
F
4
84
Lawrence
20
2/1/2014
F
7
95
Pennington
21
2/1/2014
M
2.5
119
Lawrence
22
2/1/2014
M
6 months
62
Custer
23
2/4/2014
F
2
86
Custer
24
2/5/2014
F
1.5
75
Pennington
25
2/6/2014
F
7-8
95
Custer
26
2/7/2014
F
2.5
82
Lawrence
27
2/7/2014
M
2.5
131
Meade
28
2/7/2014
F
1.5
66
Custer
29
2/7/2014
F
2.5
87
Custer
30
2/8/2014
F
2
98
Pennington
31
2/7/2014
M
1.5
82
Pennington
32
2/8/2014
F
6-7
83
Custer
33
2/11/2014
M
5
149
Meade
34
2/12/2014
F
4
84
Custer
35
2/12/2014
F
5 months
32
Lawrence
36
2/12/2014
F
4 months
25
Lawrence
37
2/12/2014
F
2
77
Lawrence
38
2/12/2014
F
7
72
Lawrence
39
2/15/2014
M
5
153
Lawrence
40
2/15/2014
M
4 months
27
Lawrence
41
2/24/2014
F
4
86
Pennington
42
2/26/2014
F
3-4
83
Pennington
43
3/2/2014
M
5
144
Custer
44
3/2/2014
M
2.5
100
Custer
45
3/2/2014
M
5
153
Custer
46
3/2/2014
M
6 months
50
Custer
47
3/3/2014
F
3-4
83
Lawrence
48
3/10/2014
M
3-4
135
Lawrence
49
3/18/2014
F
5-6 months
38
Pennington
50
3/23/2014
F
2
86
Pennington
51
3/23/2014
F
9
91
Lawrence
52
3/25/2014
M
2
99
Custer
53
3/28/2014
M
7
156
Lawrence

Keep Track of the black hills Season Harvest Status

LAND-LINE PHONE:

  • Toll-Free Number - Call 1.866.895.9067 Toll-Free to hear the most current season harvest total.

ON YOUR SMARTPHONE: You will need cellphone receptions for these options.

ON THE WEB:

  • Website - Visit this page to view up-to-date harvest status information.
  • Facebook - Season updates will be posted on our facebook page.
  • Email - When you purchase your mountain lion license, enter an email in the corresponding field and do NOT select "opt-out of emails". You will recieve email updates for this season.

    NOTE: *Using the Toll-Free Number, smartphone app and/or this webpage are the most reliable sources for the Black Hills season status, they are updated automatically each time a mountain lion is reported to our staff. The SD GF&P Facebook page and our email reports are made as soon as possible, but we ask you do not use these as your only source of the season status.

Reporting a Mountain Lion Kill: All harvested mountain lions must be presented to a GFP representative for inspection within 24 hours of harvest.

  • Call 605.394.2391 during weekday office hours (8am-5pm), or State Radio at 605.393.8121 during nights and weekends to make arrangements to meet a GFP representative.
  • Check in at the Rapid City GFP Regional Office (4130 Adventure Trail at the site of the Outdoor Campus West) or at the park headquarters at Custer State Park.