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 in blinds 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.

 

 

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.