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Managing The Elusive Mountain Lion

10/28/2004

With the opening of the fall mountain lion season Oct. 24, questions about the number, location and health of lion populations abound. Obtaining that information can be a tall order for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologists. "Seemingly simple questions about how many lions are out there, where, and how well they are doing are tough to answer when you’re talking about the reclusive, secretive mountain lion," said Rich DeSimone, FWP biologist.

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Big Game Hunters And Mountain Lion Encounters

10/28/2004

Big game hunters, who often disguise their human scent and dress in hunter orange and camouflage colors, are likely to encounter a variety of wildlife on the hunt, including mountain lions.

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TIP-MONT Reminder

10/28/2004

With Montana"s general deer and elk hunting seasons in full swing, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks urges hunters to police their own ranks and call 1-800-TIP-MONT (1-800-847-6668) if they witness a fish and game violation, or property vandalism in a Montana State Park or national forest.

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Sage Grouse Season Ends Nov. 1; Antelope Season Closes Nov. 7

10/28/2004

Montana"s antelope hunting season ends one-half hour after sunset on Sunday, Nov.7. Sage grouse hunting season ends Monday, Nov. 1 and mountain grouse season ends Dec. 15.   The season for sharp-tailed grouse, partridge, ring-necked pheasant and wild turkey will remain open until Jan. 1, 2005.

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Mountain Lion Hunting Season Underway

10/28/2004

This year’s fall mountain lion season for hunting without hounds is underway and will continue until Nov. 28, or until pre-established harvest limits are met.

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TIP-MONT Rewards Are Substantial

10/28/2004

TIP-MONT, the resource "crime stoppers" program managed by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, offers substantial rewards to callers who report valuable information on natural resource crimes. If the information leads to an arrest, the caller may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 and may remain anonymous.

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Hunters Confirm Biologists' Upland Game Bird Pre-Season Predictions

10/28/2004

A rooster here, a grouse there, and a lot of walking between flushes and points. That describes upland bird hunting this year in northeastern Montana. Declines predicted by biologists based on harsh weather last winter and spring, are being confirmed by hunters who see a relative scarcity of birds.

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