Tuesday, November 03, 2009

S.D. mountain lion hunt still debated

Associated Press - November 2, 2009 10:35 AM ET

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The debate continues over hunting mountain lions in South Dakota.

The state Game, Fish, and Parks Department recently conducted a survey to find out if people think there should be a mountain lion hunting season. If found 62 percent of those surveyed supported a hunt. Nearly 24 percent opposed it and 13.5 percent of those surveyed said they were neutral.

Tammy Mayer is among those who support a mountain lion season. She says her family lives in the country and for her children and their dog, "it's a little scary at times for them to be out there alone."

Mayer's son, Brighton, is among those on the other side of the debate. He says everything deserves to live.

Information from: KOTA-TV, http://www.kotatv.com



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