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Mountain Lion Hunting Guide

Harvest Reporting Line

To report the harvest of a mountain lion, please call the Harvest Reporting line:

1-877-FWP-WILD (1-877-397-9453)

Current Harvest information


Hunting Status Report

Mountain lion hunting status is updated daily. View the entire report, by district.

Mountain Lion Hunting Status Report

2014 Season Dates

2014 Season Date Card
PDF icon and link 425 KB

Date Setting Process

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Click on the calendar icon in the table(s) below to see the date setting process for each species/hunting season.

2014 Mountain Lion Season Dates

  Start Date End Date Process
Archery (without hounds)
September 6 October 19 Calendar icon and link
Fall (without hounds)
October 25 November 30 Calendar icon and link
Winter (with hounds)
December 1 April 14, 2015 Calendar icon and link
Late Winter (with hounds)
February 1, 2015 April 14, 2015 Calendar icon and link
Hound Training Seasons (residents only)
December 2 April 14, 2015 Calendar icon and link

Caution: Season dates vary by district, so please check the regulations.

If you experience any issues downloading the regulations please visit the System Requirements page to learn about common problems or contact technical support.

2014 Mountain Lion Regulations

The 2014 Mountain Lion regulations will be posted approximately June 26, 2014.

Corrections to printed 2014 Mountain Lion Regulations

 Page 10 Error: HD 150 & 151 lists the Archery Only Season as Sept 07 – Oct 20. Correction: HD 150 & 151 Archery Only Season should be Sept 07 – Sept 14.
Page 11 Error: The portion of 298 east of State Route 141 was omitted from "HD 280, 281, 284 & 293". Correction: "HD 280, 281, 284 & 293" should read "HD 280, 281, 284, 293 & portion of 298 east of State Route 141".
Page 12 Error: The Archery Only Season was omitted from HD 380. Correction: HD 380 has an Archery Only Season from Sept 7–Oct 20.

2014 Mountain Lion Regulations

Pages 1–16 PDF icon and link 1.3 MB

eBook Version

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Legal Descriptions for Individual Hunting Districts
(from the 2014 Deer, Elk, Antelope Regulations)

Pages 69-87 PDF icon and link 112 KB

Resident License Applications

2014 Resident Special Mountain Lion Application

The application deadline has passed.

Application Deadline was: August 14, 2014

Nonresident License Applications

2014 Nonresident Special Mountain Lion Application

The application deadline has passed.

Application deadline was: August 14, 2014

2014 Nonresident General Mountain Lion Application

PDF icon and link 42 KB

License purchased after August 31, 2014 requires a 5-day waiting period.

2013 drawing results will be available mid-September.

Helpful Mountain Lion links

Drawing Status

2013 mountain lion drawing dates:

  • Special — September 9
  • Supertag — July 15

Check your drawing results and other ALS information.