The hunting of all mountain lions in northcentral Montana hunting districts 405, 447 and 471, in portions of Cascade, Chouteau, Judith Basin, and Fergus counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Thursday, November 25, 2004.
The order halting the hunt came shortly after Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials received word that the pre-established harvest sub-quota for the districts combined had been met during the Fall Hunting Season without Dogs. These hunting districts will re-open for the hunting of male mountain lions for the winter season beginning December 1, 2004.
*The above closure Notice was incorrect. The winter lion season for Hunting Districts 405, 447, 471 will remain open for the hunting of 1 Male Mountain Lion and 1 Female Mountain Lion per previous established quotas.For more information, visit FWP's website at fwp.state.mt.us, click on "Hunting" then under "Hot Topics" click on "Mountain Lion Status," or call the toll free number at 1-800-385-7826.