Mountain Lion Harvest Quota

2020-22 Hunting Season

Mountain lion harvest in parts of southern Idaho is managed by limiting the number of female mountain lions that may be harvested. Other areas in eastern Idaho additionally limit male harvest.

  • Check the mountain lion section of the Big Game Seasons and Rules brochure for more information about the harvest quotas and season dates.
  • Phone 1-800-323-4334 to confirm the latest information about any closures.
Mountain lion

Mandatory Check and Report: Any hunter killing a mountain lion in a unit with no female quota must check and report their kill within 10 days of the date of kill. In units with a female quota, hunters much check and report their kill within 5 days of the date of kill.

 

Mountain Lion Quota Status

Updated: September 9, 2020

2020-2021 female lion quotas 
August 30, 2020 to March 31, 2021

Hunt Units Female Quota Females Harvested Female Quota Remaining Status Season Closing Date
22 * 6 0 6 Open March 31, 2021
23 * 8 0 8 Open March 31, 2021
24 * 5 0 5 Open March 31, 2021
25 * 8 0 8 Open March 31, 2021
31 * 3 0 3 Open March 31, 2021
32 * 6 0 6 Open March 31, 2021
32A * 5 0 5 Open March 31, 2021
33, 34, 35 * 15 0 15 Open March 31, 2021
36A * 2 0 2 Open March 31, 2021
36B * 2 0 2 Open March 31, 2021
39 * 10 0 10 Open March 31, 2021
40 * 10 0 10 Open March 31, 2021
43, 44, 48, 49 6 0 6 Open March 31, 2021
54 9 0 9 Open March 31, 2021
55 9 0 9 Open March 31, 2021
TOTALS 104 0 104    

* The take season in these units will remain open for either sex until the female quota is reached or the take season ends. After the female quota has been reached, the take season in these units will remain open for males only.

 

Southeast Region: The take season in this/these unit(s) is managed by sex.

  • Once the female quota is reached, take of females is prohibited.
  • Once the male quota is reached, take of males is prohibited.
  • Once the take season has closed for both sexes, a dog training season will continue until March 31.

Southeast Region
2020-2021 female lion quotas
December 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021

Hunt Units Female Quota Females Harvested Female Quota Remaining Status Season Closing Date
66A, 76 6 0 6 Open March 31, 2021
71, 72, 74 6 0 6 Open March 31, 2021
75, 77, 78 5 0 5 Open March 31, 2021
70, 73, 73A 9 0 9 Open March 31, 2021
TOTALS 26 0 26    
 

Southeast Region
2020-2021 male lion quotas
December 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021

Hunt Units Male Quota Males Harvested Male Quota Remaining Status Season Closing Date
66A, 76 5 0 5 Open March 31, 2021
71, 72, 74 3 0 3 Open March 31, 2021
75, 77, 78 5 0 5 Open March 31, 2021
70, 73, 73A 8 0 8 Open March 31, 2021
TOTALS 21 0 21    

 

Species: 
Mountain Lion, Cougar, or Puma (Puma concolor)