Published September 29 2009
Bismarck, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is reporting the first mountain lion killed since the state season for hunting the animals opened this fall.
State Wildlife Division Chief Randy Kreil says hunter Larry Schultz of Arnegard killed a 95-pound female cat in northwestern North Dakota, east of Watford City
The state's fifth mountain lion season started Sept. 4. It runs through March, but could end earlier in the western part of the state if the quota of eight cougars is reached. The eastern part of the state has no quota.
Learn more about big cats and Big Cat Rescue at http://www.bigcatrescue.org