Sunday, January 24, 2010

19 cougars killed in S.D., roughly half of season's quota

Mountain lion limit nearing the halfway point

By Journal staff | Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2010 7:00 pm

Another female mountain lion was killed this weekend.

Since Saturday, 19 mountain lions have been reported killed in South Dakota’s 2010 mountain lion hunting season. Of those, 14 are females, according to the informational hotline of the state Department of Game, Fish & Parks.

The season is nearing its halfway point in total mountain lions killed and pushing toward 56 percent of all females allowed to be killed. The season will end March 31 or sooner if 25 female mountain lions or 40 total lions are killed, according to the GFP’s Web site.

Hunters are responsible for checking the harvest total before hunting. The number to call is 866-895-9067. Hunters must report their kills within 24 hours at 394-2391, or call state radio at night and on weekends at 393-8121. The carcasses must be taken to the Rapid City office of the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks, at 3305 W. South St.


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