The Mountain Lion Identification Program is a voluntary training program available to anyone who is interested in mountain lion ecology and/or who wants to hunt mountain lions.
FWP is asking hunters, guides, outfitters, and houndsmen to take the time to determine the gender of the mountain lion before harvesting it. Gender identification helps:
The program consists of a training (tutorial) and a testing (exam) portion; both are available online. A paper test is not available at this point, though you may print the tutorial on your own at any time. Before taking the exam (by clicking the button at the bottom of this page), please be sure you have reviewed the tutorial (by accessing .pdf file also at the bottom of the page).
The exam consists of 25 questions. If you correctly answer 20 questions (80%) then you may print a certificate of completion.
The Mountain Lion Identification Course is a modification of the course and exam developed originally by Colorado Division of Wildlife. FWP would like to thank the Colorado Division of Wildlife for developing this course and sharing it with Montana.