UPDATE: Several Mountain Lion Hunting Closures
By angelamontana

Posted: January 22, 2019

The hunting of female mountain lions in northcentral Montana hunting districts 405, 447 and 471, which includes portions of Cascade, Chouteau, Judith Basin, and Fergus counties, closed at one-half hour after sunset on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.

The hunting of all mountain lions in central Montana hunting districts 416, 446, 449, 451, 452 and 454, which includes portions of Broadwater, Cascade, Lewis and Clark, Meagher and Judith Basin counties, closed at one-half hour after sunset on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.

The hunting of all mountain lions in north eastern Montana Region 6 except HD’s 680 and 690, which includes portions of Hill, Garfield, Blaine, Phillips, Valley, Daniels, Sheridan, Roosevelt, McCone, Dawson and Richland counties closed at one-half hour after sunset on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019.

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The hunting of all mountain lions in portions of Powell and Lewis & Clark counties, hunting districts 280, 281, 284, 293 & 298 East, closed at one-half hour after sunset on Monday, Jan 21, 2019.

The hunting of all mountain lions in portions of Lewis & Clark and Jefferson counties, hunting districts 339, 343 & 388 closed at one-half hour after sunset on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.

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The hunting of all mountain lions in northwestern Montana hunting district 140, which includes a portion of Flathead County, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.

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The orders halting the hunts came shortly after Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials received word that the pre-established harvest quotas for lions in the districts listed above had been met.

For more information, visit FWP’s website at fwp.mt.gov., choose “Hunting”, then “Drawing & Quota Status”, or call the toll-free number at 1-800-385-7826.

(via MT FWP)