Mountain lion

Mountain Lion Hunting and Trapping

Lottery

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Harvest Update

  • Late Season/Zone 1 closed 03/15/2017
  • Conditional Season/Zone 1 will open 03/21/2017

Mountain lion hunting during the late season in zone 1 is closed immediately (03/15/2017). The zone’s late-season quota was filled after the seventh cat was taken.

A conditional season in zone 1 will open March 21 for hunters to pursue the additional five mountain lions that were not taken during the early season. The zone 1 early season quota was eight, and only three were taken.

The conditional season will close March 31, 2017, or immediately once the fifth cat is taken. Early season regulations apply, which means hunters are not allowed to use dogs. In addition, hunters who harvested a lion during the early or late season are not eligible to participate.

Harvest Limits

Mountain lion seasons are closed on the closing date or when the harvest limit has been reached, whichever comes first. Below are the harvest limits by season and zone. Please see the hunting guide (link below) for other season rules and limitations.

Early Season/Zone 1 Harvest Limit: 8 (by season close (11/20) 3 animals had been taken)

Late Season/Zone 1 Harvest Limit: 7 animals have been taken - Season closed as of 03/15/217

Regular Season/Zone 2 Harvest Limit: None

Conditional Season/Zone 1 Harvest Limit: If the early season ends before the season limit is reached, the season could reopen 5 days after the close of the late season, if the late season limit is reached prior to March 25, 2017.

Mountain Lion Management and Research Presentation (video)

Season: Early Season/Firearms, archery equipment

Hunting Units: Zone 1 Opens: Closes : Season Dates Status: Finalized

Season: Regular/Firearms and archery equipment. Beginning November 21, mountain lions may also be harvested by pursuing with dogs

Hunting Units: Zone 2 Opens: Closes : Season Dates Status: Finalized

Season: Late Season/Firearms, archery equipment, and pursuing with dogs

Hunting Units: Zone 1 Opens: Closes : Season Dates Status: Finalized

Season: Conditional Season/Firearms and archery equipment

Hunting Units: Zone 1 Opens: Closes : Season Dates Status: Tentative