Waterfowl

Waterfowl hunting may be done on land in corn and wheat fields or over water on the Missouri River (mostly boat access with a few wade-in areas), on natural wetlands or on man-made impoundments. License options for nonmembers include daily ($30) or season ($90); federal stamps are also required.

Hunting over flooded corn is available at Medicine Creek for no extra fee and in heated pit blinds at Little Bend for an additional fee ($100 per day per person unguided or $50 per day per person guided by Tribal Member (must also pay guiding fee to Tribal Member) - decoys and heaters are provided).

The former Mni Sho Sho Goose Camp is no longer operated as a goose camp but is now a Walk-in Area for all hunting and no special fees will be required. As a Walk-in Area, there will be goose hunting opportunities as well as other types of hunting. Please see the main hunting map in the brochure for designated roads that may be used; all other parts of this unit are walk-in only.

Season dates and other 2018-19 regulations will be posted after federal approval in late summer.

2017-18 TRIBAL MEMBER WATERFOWL Regulations

LOWER BRULE Indian RESERVATION

 

Geese

Season Length (all geese): 191 days.

Season Dates (all geese): September 1, 2017 – March 10, 2018.

Canada Geese

Daily Bag Limit: 6

Possession Limit: 18

White-fronted Geese

Daily Bag Limit: 2

Possession Limit: 6

Light Geese

Daily Bag Limit: 50

Possession Limit: No limit.

Note: A Light Goose Conservation Order will also occur February 19 – May 8, 2018

with no daily or possession limits, no plugs, and electronic calls may be used.

 

Ducks, Coots and Mergansers

Season Length (all ducks, coots, mergansers): 191 days.

Season Dates (all ducks, coots, mergansers): September 1, 2017 – March 10, 2018.

Ducks

Daily bag limit: 6 ducks, which may include no more than 5 mallards (may include no more than 2 hen mallards), 3 scaup, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 pintails, 1 mottled duck, 2 canvasback, and 2 bonus blue-winged teal during the first 16 days of the season.

Possession limit: Three times the daily bag limit, taken according to the daily limit.

 

Merganser

Daily bag limit: 5 (only 2 may be hooded mergansers) and is separate from the duck bag limit.

Possession limit: Three times the daily bag limit.

 

Coot

Daily bag limit: 15 and is separate from the duck bag limit.

Possession limit: 45.

 

2017-18 NON-TRIBAL MEMBER WATERFOWL Regulations

LOWER BRULE Indian RESERVATION

 

Geese

Canada Geese

Season Length: 107 days.

Season Dates: October 28, 2017 – February 11, 2018.

Daily Bag Limit: 6

Possession Limit: 18

White-fronted Geese

Season Length: 88 days.

Season Dates: October 28, 2017 – January 23, 2018.

Daily Bag Limit: 2.

Possession Limit: 6.

Light Geese

Season Length: 107 days.

Season Dates: October 28, 2017 – February 11, 2018.

Daily Bag Limit: 50.

Possession Limit: No limit.

Note: A Light Goose Conservation Order will also occur February 19 – May 8, 2018

with no daily or possession limits, no plugs, and electronic calls may be used.

 

Ducks, Coots and Mergansers

Season Length: 97 days

Season Dates: October 7, 2017 – January 11, 2018

 

Ducks

Daily bag limit: 6 ducks, which may include no more than 5 mallards (may include no more than 2 hen mallards), 3 scaup, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 pintails, 1 mottled duck, 2 canvasback, and 2 bonus blue-winged teal during the first 16 days of the season.

Possession limit: Three times the daily bag limit, taken according to the daily limit.

 

Merganser

Daily bag limit: 5 (only 2 may be hooded mergansers) and is separate from the duck bag limit.

Possession limit: Three times the daily bag limit.

 

Coot

Daily bag limit: 15 and is separate from the duck bag limit.

Possession limit: 45.