Prairie Firearms Elk
The prairie elk season gives elk hunters a chance at harvesting an elk outside of Custer State Park and the regular Black Hills elk units. This season covers Gregory and Bennett counties.
South Dakota residents who have not received a prairie firearms elk license in the preceding nine years are eligible to apply. Preference can be switched within season units, but not between different seasons. In other words, preference for a Black Hills unit cannot be used for a prairie elk unit or a Custer State Park unit.
- Season Dates:
Prairie "Any Elk" - Varies by unit -
Prairie "Antlerless Elk" - Varies by unit -
Please refer to the Black Hills Elk Application at right for specific dates in their respective units.
NOTE: Most of the land within this unit is privately owned. It is recommended you secure permission from several landowners to hunt before applying for a license.