General Regulations

       · Use of artificial light in hunting game species is prohibited.
· Vehicles will remain on graded roads at all times.  Failure to comply may result in immediate license revocation.
· Hunting or harassing game from any conveyance vehicles, ATV’S or trucks unless handicapped is prohibited,  This includes persons driving big game to the hunter(s).
· Destruction or alternation of signs, posts, or fences is prohibited.  All gates must be closed after use.  Should a hunter fail to close a gate,  their license and/or game will be confiscated.
· ID bands are mandatory for antlers and harvest reports are mandatory for all big game.  Even if hunters are unsuccessful in their hunts they are required to submit a harvest report.  If harvest reports are not complete, hunters will not be eligible to get any additional licenses.  Harvest reports are due 2 weeks after close of seasons.

These reports are crucial in determining game populations and making game management decisions.

OGLALA SIOUX PARKS & RECREATION AUTHORITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR CLOSE SEASONS AND/OR UNITS AT ANY TIME, INCLUDING HARVEST LIMITS, AS APPROPRIATE FOR THE PROTECTION OF TRIBAL RESOURCES AND/OR HUMAN HEALTH CONCERNS.

      · Persons hunting within the exterior boundaries of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and outside the exterior boundaries must possess a valid Tribal License.  State issued licenses do no permit hunting on Tribal lands.
· While in the act of hunting, hunters must present licenses to anyone requesting them.
· Consent to hunt on Trust lands within the exterior boundaries must be obtained from the landowner and is the exclusive responsibility of the hunter.
· Non-resident licenses are available at the OSPRA office only
· Legal hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise and one-half hour after sunset.
· It is prohibited to discharge firearms in or around reservation recreation dams and reservoirs.
· Wanton waste of any game is strictly prohibited.  This includes taking only the breast meat of birds and discarding the rest.  The entire dressed bird must be in possession of hunter.
· Hunting within one mile of tribal buffalo and elk management units located near Allen and Slim Buttes is prohibited.
· Possession of unlawfully taken game is strictly prohibited
· Non-resident licenses are available at the OSPRA office only
· To purchase Tribal Member licenses, applicants must have and provide a valid Oglala Sioux Tribal ID with enrollment number (U number).
· To claim Reservation residency, a  hunter must have resided on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation for a minimum of 1 year and not have claimed residency any where else.
Non-Member Residents are not required to have a Tribal Guide
· Hunting licenses and tags are absolutely non-transferable.  The individual to whom the license is issued is the only one authorized to harvest the animal(s) permitted by the license.
  However, Elder/subsistence/handicapped hunters may designate one person to hunt, harvest and posses the licenses issued to the elder.

· Age Requirements
1.  No person under 12 years old may hunt with a firearm or bow
2.  Persons 12 years old but under 14 years of age can hunt only if they are accompanied by a licensed parent or responsible adult
3.  Persons 14 years old but under 16 years of age can not hunt unless they are accompanied by a licensed parent or responsible adult or have a certificate of accomplishment from a  hunter education and firearm safety coarse.