Montana Mountain Lion Hunting to Reopen to Female Lion Harvest in Region 2 Hunting Districts
MALTA, Mont. –-(Ammoland.com)- Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) will reopen mountain lion Hunting District (HD) 204, 260 & 261 to include the harvest of one female lion, effective one-half hour before sunrise on Monday, December 13th.
This affects 11 holders of a special license for this district who have not already harvested a lion.
The special license authorizes a hunter to harvest one lion of either sex until the female sub-quota of two is met.
After two females are harvested, any special license-holders who have not yet harvested a lion are only allowed to continue hunting males.
FWP closed the season to the harvest of females in HD 204, 260 & 261 when a hunter reported harvesting the second female. However, upon inspection the lion was verified to be a male, and this prompted FWP to reopen the season for lions of either-sex until one more female is taken.