Pierre, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Commission has approved a mountain lion hunting season aimed at
letting hunters kill more of the cats next year.
The season last winter allowed a quota of 35 total mountain
lions or 15 females. The commission approved raising next year’s
quotas to 40 total mountain lions, with the season to end early if
25 females are shot.
The season will run from Jan. 1 to March 31 next year.
Supporters say the increased quotas will provide hunters with
more opportunity while controlling the cougar population in the
Black Hills. Opponents say the increased quotas could harm the