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Mountain Lion Hunting To Close In Several Districts

Hunting District Restrictions, Closures & Reopenings

Monday, December 27, 2004

The hunting of female mountain lions in southwestern Montana hunting districts 310, 311, 360, 361 and 362, which include portions of Gallatin, Madison, Jefferson and Broadwater counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Tuesday, December 28, 2004

The hunting of all mountain lions in southwestern Montana hunting districts 321 and 332, which include portions of Beaverhead, Silver Bow and Deer Lodge counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Tuesday, December 28, 2004.

The hunting of all mountain lions in southwestern Montana hunting district 331, which includes portions of Beaverhead, Silver Bow and Madison counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Tuesday, December 28, 2004.

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 click on "Hunting" then under "Hot Topics" click on "Mountain Lion Status," or call the toll free number at 1-800-385-7826.