Sunday, November 22, 2009

Season's 6th cougar killed in western North Dakota

Mandan hunter kills sixth cougar

Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2009 2:00 am

A Mandan hunter has killed the sixth mountain lion of the season, leaving two cats remaining in the quota before the season closes in zone 1.

Trevor Hastings shot the 3-year-old female mountain lion Thursday while deer hunting in McKenzie County northwest of Grassy Butte.

The lion weighed 92 pounds, according to the Game and Fish Department.

If two more mountain lions are taken before the March 31 closing date, the season will be closed immediately for zone 1.

Zone 1 basically includes the Badlands area while zone 2 comprises the remainder of the state.

There is no quota in zone 2 and no mountain lions have been killed there this season or last season.

- Brian Gehring


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