South Dakota mountain lion hunting season nearing its end

Each year, Washington state reportedly allows 250 cougars to be hunted and killed in 50 designated zones.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) _ South Dakota's mountain lion hunting season might soon be coming to a close.

A Game, Fish and Parks Department report shows that lions were killed over the weekend in Lawrence and Custer counties, bringing the season total to 64. Forty of the lions killed were females.

The lion season began Jan. 1 and ends March 31, or when 50 females or 70 total lions are killed.

The biggest lion killed so far is a 164-pound male shot in Lawrence County last Wednesday.

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