Fort Pierre, SD
The upcoming South Dakota mountain lion hunting and bobcat hunting and trapping seasons will operate the same as they did last year.
Game, Fish and Parks commissioners left both seasons unchanged.
The Black Hills mountain lion hunting season begins Dec. 26 and ends March 31, with a harvest limit of 75 total lions or 50 female lions, whichever comes first. The statewide season runs year round with no harvest limits.
The bobcat trapping and hunting season also starts Dec. 26. It ends Feb. 15 for all West River counties and Jan. 18 for Buffalo, Brule, Charles Mix, Bon Homme and Yankton counties.