Sunday, April 19, 2009

Montana: Commissioners tentatively OK mountain lion quotas

HELENA (AP) — The 2009 quotas for hunting mountain lions in Montana would change little under tentative decisions by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission.

It considered quotas for seven wildlife-management regions of the state Thursday and tweaked the numbers for some hunting districts within those regions. In a series of votes the panel tentatively supported quotas allowing sportsmen to take a total of 530 lions in Montana. That’s roughly the number allowed in the last season, which ended on Tuesday.

Final voting on quotas is set for June 25.

Hunters typically do not meet quotas in many of the districts. In the lion season just ended, hunters reported taking 342 of the big cats.

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20090416/NEWS01/90416016/1002

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