Prairie Dog Hunting in the Buffalo Gap and Fort Pierre National Grasslands

Public and Private Lands

License and Regulations

  • You will need a South Dakota Predator License for prairie dog shooting.
  • You can request a license and the Hunting Handbook of Regulations by writing to the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, 523 East Capitol, Pierre, SD 57501-3182, or through their website:
  • This license and regulation handbook is available in most communities, also.

Lodging and food service information


Fort Pierre National Grassland - Black-tailed Prairie Dog Colonies 2022

About the black-tailed prairie dog