Hunters have killed 26 mountain lions in the Black Hills Fire Protection District so far this season. 13 of the harvested cats have been females. The Black Hills season runs through March 31; the quota is 75 lions, or 50 females.
An additional 3 lionshave been killed in the Prairie Region so far in 2015. A new rule will go into effect on March 2nd, 2015 allowing the use of hounds to hunt mountain lions year-round on private lands in the Prairie Region.