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 "To protect all of Wakan Tanka's Creations for Future Generations"

The Oglala Sioux Tribe adopted its Constitution and  By-Laws by referendum vote on December 10, 1935, in accordance with Section 16 of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934. Since then the Fish and Wildlife Code has provided an orderly system for Tribal management of fish, wildlife and natural resources for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation through the control, regulation, and enforcement of hunting, trapping, fishing, and recreational activities. It has undergone changes and updates and the most recent was in 2010 (Ordinance No. 10-11). Since its original Charter in 1973, OSPRA has taken the lead role in protecting and preserving the natural and biological resources of the Tribe.


You can text a picture of the WHOLE DEER WITH TAG ON IT with your name and unit to a Ranger for deer survey, check-in with Ranger IS NOT a HARVEST REPORT, you will still have to do a harvest report online or call License Agent at 455-1233

Deer Rifle Tags: DO NOT ALLOW a designated shooter, Elder Doe tags can have a designed shooter, OST Tribal Member,18 years or older registered in our system

YOUTH TAGS - Have to be 12 years or older to purchase license(s), and hunt with licensed adult

Affiliated Tribal Member Deer Tags are SOLD OUT

OST Tribal Member Seasons:

Elk Archery August 19 - December 31, 2023

Elk Rifle & Reservation Wide Season CLOSED

Game Range Cow Elk September 2 - December 31, 2023 (Call Al F.W. for hunt)

Antelope Archery  Season CLOSED

Antelope Rifle Season CLOSED

Deer Archery Sale Now, 2023, Season Open September 9 - December 31, 2023

Deer Rifle  Season Open November 4 - December 10, 2023 

*NOTICE: If you were awarded a Unit #1 deer rifle tag in the lottery, you CAN NOT purchase another tag in another unit

Elderly (55 & older) Whitetail Doe (only) Sale Now August 28, 2023, Season Dates Archery 9/9/23 to 12/31/23, OR Rifle 11/4/23 to 12/10/23

*NOTICE: Designated shooter has to be 18 years or older, an enrolled OST member registered in our system, and only one shooter per elder at a time, until harvest report is done.

Management Buffalo On Sale Now, more issued, limit 1 per person, Season Opens September 2, 2023 - January 31, 2024 (Call Al F.W. for hunt)

Waterfowl Sales Now, Season Opens September 2 - December 31, 2023 

Fall Turkey Sale Now, Season Opens September 2 - December 31, 2023

Furbearer Season January 1 - December 31, 2020, includes non-hound mountain lion

Small Game Season 1/1/23 to 12/31/23, EXCEPT Grouse, Pheasant & Mourning Dove Season Opens 9/2/23 to 12/31/23

Bobcat Split Season for 2023 1/1/23 to 2/15/23 & 12/9/23 to 12/31/23


Affiliated Tribal Members & Non-Member OST Residents (living or working here for 1 year or longer) can call (605-455-1233) or stop in at the OSPRA office for their license(s) & tag(s) (LIMITED) Deer: Whitetail Buck Only

PLEASE!!! Make sure your information is updated & current for notifications and mailing purposes (address, e-mail, and phone number)! 


Direct phone line for licenses & tags, please call 605-455-1233


Non-Members, Please make sure your COVID-19 form is on file prior to hunting.


-OSPRA is out of cites tags for BOBCATS, cites tags are pending through National Wildlife Game & Fish nation wide!


The Keegan unit is WALK THROUGH ONLY! A vehicle can ONLY be used to retrieve your elk from the main entry roads.

















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