Southwest Region F&G Staff Release Mountain Lion Caught in Bobcat Trap

A local bobcat trapper contacted Fish and Game last Friday morning to report he'd caught a young mountain lion in one of his bobcat traps. Fish and Game responded to a remote area in Owyhee County later that day.

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They located the young lion and determined darting the cat was the best course of action. Darting went smoothly, and the lion was out in just a few minutes. Estimated to be three years old, the young cat was in good physical shape and suffered only a small cut on its left front paw. This injury was treated prior to administration of the reversal drug. Still groggy, the cat moved off under its own power just after 4:00 pm.

This is the fourth mountain lion to be released from a bobcat trap in southwest Idaho this winter.

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