- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakotans who hunt mountain lions outside of the Black Hills Fire Protection District can start using dogs next month.

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission last month adopted a rule change to allow it, and the changes have been filed with the Secretary of State’s office and take effect March 2.

Hunters can use hounds year-round on private land with the permission of the landowner or lessee. They may continue onto School and Public Lands or Bureau of Land Management lands if the chase originates on private property.

All mountain lions harvested must be presented to a GFP representative within 24 hours for inspection.

Currently, hunters can only to use hounds at specific times in Custer State Park.




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