Category: Cougar Hunting News

North Dakota Mountain Lion Season Opens Sept. 4

North Dakota Mountain Lion Season Opens Sept. 4

North Dakota’s mountain lion season opens statewide Friday, Sept. 4, and hunters are reminded the use of dogs is prohibited until after the close of the deer gun season. Beginning Nov. 23, in addition to legal firearms and archery equipment, pursuing with dogs is allowed. The season is only open to North Dakota residents. For […]
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North Dakota Mountain Lion Late Season Closes in Zone 1

North Dakota Mountain Lion Late Season Closes in Zone 1

Mountain lion hunting during the late season in Zone 1 is closed immediately. The zone’s late-season harvest limit of either seven total cats or three females was reached after the seventh cat was taken. A conditional season in Zone 1 will open Dec. 21 for hunters to pursue the additional two mountain lions that were […]
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North Dakota Late Mountain Lion Season Opens

North Dakota Late Mountain Lion Season Opens

North Dakota’s early mountain lion season in Zone 1 closed Sunday, Nov. 24, and the late season, when hunters can pursue lions with dogs, is now open. During the early season, hunters took six cats from a harvest limit of eight. Under the season structure, a conditional season could open five days after the late […]
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GFP Seeking Comments on Mountain Lion Management

GFP Seeking Comments on Mountain Lion Management

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is seeking comments on a draft revision of the mountain lion management plan. All individuals interested in the management of mountain lions in South Dakota have from now through August 26, 2019, to provide suggestions and comments on the draft plan. A final draft […]
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FWP Seeks Input on Proposed Mountain Lion Management Strategy

FWP Seeks Input on Proposed Mountain Lion Management Strategy

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) is seeking public review through Jan. 15, 2019 of a draft Montana Mountain Lion Monitoring and Management Strategy. A public information session in Missoula is planned for Monday, Jan. 7, beginning at 7 p.m., at the FWP Region 2 Headquarters (3201 Spurgin Road). FWP Biologist, Jay Kolbe, and other […]
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North Dakota Late Season Mountain Lion Hunting

North Dakota Late Season Mountain Lion Hunting

North Dakota’s early mountain lion season in Zone 1 closed Sunday, Nov. 25, and the late season, when hunters can pursue lions with dogs, is now open. During the early season, hunters took two cats from a harvest limit of eight. Under the season structure, a conditional season could open five days after the late […]
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Utah Wildlife Board Approves Cougar Permits

Utah Wildlife Board Approves Cougar Permits

SALT LAKE CITY — Plenty of cougars mean additional chances to hunt the big cats in Utah. During an Aug. 30 meeting in Salt Lake City, members of the Utah Wildlife Board — a panel of seven citizens appointed by the governor — approved a slight increase in the number of cougars hunters can take […]
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Nebraska approves mountain lion hunting season for 2019

Nebraska approves mountain lion hunting season for 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission approved a mountain lion hunting season for 2019 at its meeting June 22 in Ogallala. The season will provide a harvest opportunity for up to eight mountain lions in two sub-units within the Pine Ridge of northwestern Nebraska. The season will allow the population to remain […]
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Research looks at growing cougar population in the mid-coast region

Research looks at growing cougar population in the mid-coast region

NEWPORT, Ore. — A few decades ago, cougars in the coast range were practically unheard of. But as Oregon’s healthy cougar population has expanded into northwest Oregon from population strongholds in the Blue Mountains and south Cascades, ODFW is observing more cougar harvest, sightings and damage complaints along the coast. Researchers have studied cougar home […]
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