The hunting of all mountain lions in southwestern Montana hunting districts 323, 324, 325 and 327, which include portions of Madison and Beaverhead counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Tuesday, Sept. 30.
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 has been met.
This district will re-open for the hunting of mountain lions for the Winter Season beginning December 1, 2014.
NOTE: The mountain lion that closed HD 309 was determined to be an illegal take so this hunting district will remain open.
For more information, visit FWP’s website at fwp.mt.gov click on “Hunting” then under Hunting Guides click on “Mountain Lion,” or call the toll-free number at 1-800-385-7826.
(Information via Montana FWP; Feature photo via newswatch.nationalgeograophic.com)