Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wyoming closes down cougar hunt in one region

Lion area 14 closes
Feb 25 09 - 12:36 PM

Mountain lion hunters are alerted that hunt area 14, the Lincoln Hunt Area, closed on February 19, 2009.

Mountain lion areas have either a female mortality quota or an annual mortality quota. "A mountain lion hunt area closes as soon as the quota is filled or when the season ends, whichever comes first," says Lucy Wold, Green River Information and Education Specialist with the Wyoming Game & Fish Department. "It is the hunter's responsibility to call the mountain lion hotline at 1-800-637-0809 before going hunting to know which hunt areas are still open."

Other laws and regulations pertaining to lion hunting can be found in the 2008 – 2009 mountain lion hunting regulations, which are available at department offices, most local license agents and on the department's web site at http://gf.state.wy.us. For more information go to the web site or call the Green River Game and Fish Office at 1-800-843-8096.

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