Today is Friday, August 22, 2014rss RSS feed
Mountain Lion

Montana FWP Kills Mountain Lion in Oral Zumwalt Area

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

MALTA, Mont. --(Ammoland.com)- On Saturday, Dec. 14 2013 Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) killed a mountain lion on Oral Zumwalt Way, just south of Missoula.

FWP believes the lion could be the same animal that was spotted multiple times this fall in the Miller Creek area, in the vicinity of Oral Zumwalt, Trails End and Rodeo Road.

“This lion was behaving unnaturally and posed a human safety risk to people at their residences,” said FWP Regional Wildlife Manager, Mike Thompson.

FWP mountain lion specialist, Bob Wiesner, reported that the animal was an approximately 18-month-old, sub-adult male, weighing an estimated 110 pounds.  Wiesner responded to a report from a homeowner at 9am on Saturday and found that the lion had killed a mule deer fawn among houses.  FWP was able to track and remove the lion later that day.

FWP is hopeful that this control action will put an end to the lion encounters in the Miller Creek area, at least for the time being, but reminds residents that Missoula is surrounded by good mountain lion habitat and to follow proper precautions. For mountain lion safety tips, visit fwp.mt.gov and follow links to “Living with Wildlife.”

  • Leave a Comment

    • Sign up Ammoland for your Inbox

      Daily Digest

      Monthly Newsletter

    • Recent Comments

      • Greg: The liberals in c-ville with their damaged amygdala’s have Mr Jefferson rolling in his grave, if alive...
      • jd: Quick! Black man down! Somebody call Holder and The Ghostbusters!!!
      • Janek: Another a$$hole killing in the name of religion. If the murders were committed ‘on the job’ it...
      • Paul Markel: Eric, spoken like a well-behaved slave.
      • TEX: The useless sobs that want to make this girl a convicted felon are the ones that should go to jail, not her!...
    • Social Activity

    • Most Popular Posts

    • AmmoLand Poll

    Copyright 2014 AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News | Sitemap | Μολὼν λαβέ
    13592792
    14189672