Mountain Lion Hunting News

Cougar Numbers Increasing Across the United States

After nearly a century of decline, the North American cougar (sometimes referred to as the mountain lion) population is making such a strong comeback that some are spilling over into human inhabited areas.

California Senate Passes Anti-Hunting Bill

California Senate Bill 1221, a bill that will ban the use of hounds to hunt black bears and bobcats, passed the state’s Senate today. The passage of SB 1221 by the senate casts a dark cloud over the future of all hunting and wildlife management in California. Senate Bill 1221 passed with a vote of 22 to 15 in favor.

2012 Mountain Lion Quotas Up for Public Comment in Montana

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the 2011 mountain lion hunting quotas and sub-quotas.

Public comment is also sought on an adjustment to the allocation of special mountain lion licenses that would allow an unsuccessful special lion license applicant to purchase a general lion license valid for any open district statewide during the fall season and for any open quota areas in FWP Region 2 during the winter season.

Idaho Mountain Lions Captured from Gibson Jack Area

On the night of Tuesday, April 10, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game captured and removed two mountain lions, a female and a male, from the Gibson Jack area of Pocatello.

The mountain lions, both sub-adults, were thin and dehydrated, the female weighing only 15 pounds and the male 20 pounds at time of capture. Both were taken to a secure, safe holding facility where they are being monitored and awaiting placement at a zoo.

Genetic Analysis from "Minco Mountain Lion" Confirms Ties to South Dakota

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation recently confirmed origins of the mountain lion struck and killed by a motorist in November 2011 near Minco.

Idaho F&G Commission Sets 2012 Big Game Seasons

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission during a meeting Thursday, March 22, set big game seasons for 2012.

The commissioners adopted Fish and Game staff recommendations for this fall's deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, gray wolf and mountain lion hunts, and added a few changes of their own.

Bear, Lion and Wolf Seminars Teach Large Predator Safety in Wyoming

Would you know what to do if you suddenly encountered a wolf or grizzly bear while hiking, if a black bear entered your camp looking for food, or if you were surprised by a mountain lion in your back yard?

If you're not sure how to react in these situations, plan to attend one of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's "Staying Safe in Bear, Lion, and Wolf Country" seminars.

South Dakota Statewide Mountain Lion Season Ends With No. 70

The 2012 Mountain Lion season concluded in the Black Hills on Thursday when the maximum harvest limit of 70 mountain lions was reached.

Attend Mountain Lion Workshop at Powder Valley Nature Center, Missouri

Confirmed sightings of mountain lions in Missouri have been on the rise for over a year, prompting curiosity, concern and fascination for these elusive big cats. In response, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the University of Missouri/St. Louis (UMSL) are teaming up to host the two-day Cougar Ecology, Behavior and Verification Workshop on Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25, at MDC's Powder Valley Nature Center in Kirkwood.

Nebraska Game and Parks Releases Unintentionally Trapped Mountain Lion

A mountain lion unintentionally caught in a foothold trap in Dawes County was tranquilized and released by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on Jan. 27.

The mountain lion, a female kitten weighing approximately 50 pounds, appeared to be in good health. After the release, the kitten followed tracks of an adult mountain lion and another kitten that biologists believe were the mother and a sibling.