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Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In Several Hunting Districts

Hunting District Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings

Mon Dec 29 00:00:00 MST 2003

The hunting of all mountain lions in northwestern Montana hunting district 102, which includes portions of Lincoln and Flathead counties, closed at one-half hour after sunset on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003.

The hunting of all mountain lions in western Montana hunting districts 290, 291 and the western half of 292, in portions of Powell, Granite and Missoula counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Monday, Dec. 29, 2003.

The hunting of all mountain lions in western Montana hunting districts 200 and 201, which includes portions of Mineral, Sanders and Missoula counties, will close one-half hour after sunset on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003.

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

For more information, visit FWP's web site at fwp.state.mt.us at "Hot Topics" then click on "Mountain Lion Hunting District Closures," or call the toll free number at 1-800-385-7826.