Hunting & trapping


Licenses, permits, regulations

Prairie chicken lottery results search

Prairie Chicken Lottery - Applications available mid-June. Deadline middle of August. Lottery results and licenses available for purchase in August.


Hunting information

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Preference levels: Each year that you apply for a prairie chicken license and don't get drawn for one, you earn a preference point until you are drawn. If you are a first-year applicant or a previous-year winner, you are a preference level 1. The higher your preference level, the better chance of getting a license. For example, a preference level 2 has a better chance of getting a license than a preference level 1. Group preference works the same way. Some of our lottery drawings you can apply for as a group, such as this one; your group's preference is the same as the preference of the member with the lowest preference level.

Surplus Licenses

Surplus (or undersubscribed) prairie chicken licenses are sold out for the 2016 hunt.