Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Kansas lawmaker proposes cougar hunting

Kansas lawmaker proposes that hunters be allowed to target mountain lions

TOPEKA - A Kansas legislator is proposing that hunters be allowed to target mountain lions in the state.

Rep. Mitch Holmes, a St. John Republican, said Monday more mountain lions were being seen in the state, and the animals endangered livestock and farmers.

Chris Tymeson, chief counsel for the state Department of Wildlife and Parks, said the state already allowed people to shoot a mountain lion on personal property.

But he said it was illegal to own a mountain lion carcass. Tymeson said the law was to discourage people from actively hunting mountain lions.

Posted on Tue, Feb. 09, 2010 10:55 PM

http://www.kansascity.com/115/story/1738367.html

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