Mountain lion hunting reopened in research area

Montrose, Colo. (AP) – A portion of western Colorado’s
Uncompahgre (un-kum-PAW’-gray) Plateau will be opened to mountain
lion hunting after being closed since 2004.

The state Division of Wildlife closed the area to conduct
research on the mountain lion population to help shape management
policy. The study is ongoing and will include information on the
cats, with and without hunting in the area.

The hunting season in the area west of Montrose is Nov. 16
through Jan. 31, unless the quota of eight mountain lions is killed
before then.

Hunters must get a regular mountain lion license and a special
permit to hunt on the research area. The permits are free and
unlimited, and each is valid for 14 days.

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