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Mountain Lion Hunting Closed In Several Hunting Districts 

Tuesday, March 12, 2002

Hunting District Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings

The hunting of all mountain lions in western Montana hunting districts 212 and 215, which includes portions of Granite, Powell, Deer Lodge, and Silver Bow counties, closed one-half hour after sunset on March 11, 2002.

The hunting of all mountain lions in southwestern Montana hunting district 314, which include portions of Gallatin and Park counties, closed one-half hour after sunset on March 11, 2002.

The hunting of all mountain lions in southwestern Montana hunting districts 319 and 341, which includes portions of Silver Bow and Deer Lodge counties, closed one-half hour after sunset on March 11, 2002.

The hunting of female mountain lions in southcentral Montana hunting district 560, which includes portions of Park and Sweet Grass counties, closed one-half hour after sunset on March 11, 2002.

The order halting the hunts came shortly after Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials received word that the pre-established harvest quotas for the districts had been met.

For more information, visit FWP's website at fwp.state.mt.us under "Hot Topics" and click on "Trapping and Hunting Quota Closures," or call the toll free number 1-800-385-7826.