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Status of Mountain Lion Management in North Dakota

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Authors and Contributors
North Dakota Game and Fish Department
Type
Management reports and plans
Research Category
Habitat
Population Study
Wildlife
Target Species
Mountain Lion
Approximate Completion Date
Formats
PDF
Tags
mountain lion distribution harvest population habitat diet demographic
Description

We used a combination of reports of occurrence, harvest locations, and hunter and trapper questionnaires to determine the distribution of mountain lions in North Dakota. We examined abundance of mountain lions in relation to previous years (i.e. trend information) via these same methods, as well as previous habitat analysis and population modeling. Additionally, we necropsied mountain lion carcasses to collect demographic, dietary, and genetic information. Necropsies indicate a small, but healthy population of mountain lions occurring in western North Dakota.