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MOUNTAIN LION HUNTING TO CLOSE IN DISTRICTS 280, 281, 284 AND 293

Tuesday, November 26, 2002

Hunting District Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings

The hunting of all mountain lions in western Montana hunting districts 280, 281, 284 and 293, which includes portions of Powell and Lewis and Clark counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Thursday, November 28, 2002.

The order halting the hunt came shortly after Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials received word that the pre-established harvest quota for lions in the district had been met.  The winter season will open on December 2, 2002.

For more information, visit FWP's web site at fwp.state.mt.us under "Trapping and Hunting Status and Closures," or call the toll free number at 1-800-385-7826.