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 ($40) or season ($120); 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.

 

2018-19 NON-TRIBAL MEMBER WATERFOWL Regulations

LOWER BRULE Indian RESERVATION

 

Geese

Canada Geese

Season Length: 107 days.

Season Dates: October 27, 2018 – February 10, 2019.

Daily Bag Limit: 6

Possession Limit: 18

 

White-fronted Geese

Season Length: 88 days.

Season Dates: October 27, 2018 – January 22, 2019.

Daily Bag Limit: 2

Possession Limit: 6

 

Light Geese

Season Length: 107 days.

Season Dates: October 27, 2018 – February 10, 2019.

Note: A Conservation Order will also occur February 11, 2019 – May 1, 2019.

Daily Bag Limit: 20

Possession Limit: No limit

 

Ducks, Coots and Mergansers

Season Length: 97 days

Season Dates: October 6, 2018 – January 10, 2019

 

Ducks

Daily bag limit: 6 ducks comprised of no more than 5 mallards (which may include no more than 2 hens), 3 scaup, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 pintails, 1 mottled duck, and 2 canvasbacks; 2 bonus blue-winged teal are allowed during October 6-21.

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

 

Merganser

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

Possession limit: Three times the daily bag.

 

Coot

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

Possession limit: 45

 

2018-19 TRIBAL MEMBER WATERFOWL Regulations

LOWER BRULE Indian RESERVATION

 

Geese

Season Length (all geese): 191 days.

Season Dates (all geese):  September 1, 2018 – March 10, 2019.

Canada Geese

Daily Bag Limit:  6

Possession Limit: 18

 White-fronted Geese

Daily Bag Limit:  2

Possession Limit: 6

 Light Geese

Daily Bag Limit:  20

Note: A Conservation Order will also occur March 11, 2019 – May 1, 2019.

Possession Limit:  No limit

 

Ducks, Coots and Mergansers

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

            Season Dates (all ducks, coots, mergansers):  September 1, 2018 – March 10, 2019.

Ducks

Daily bag limit:  6 ducks comprised of no more than 5 mallards (which may include no more than 2 hens), 3 scaup, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 pintails, 1 mottled duck, and 2 canvasbacks; 2 bonus blue-winged teal are allowed during October 6-21.  

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

 

Merganser

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

Possession limit: Three times the daily bag.

 

Coot

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

Possession limit: 45