Press Release

Female mountain lion harvest season closed in Unit 36B near Challis

Mountain lion hunters should note that the harvest season for female mountain lion has closed in game management unit 36B near Challis, as the harvest quota of two females was reached on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

Hunters will be allowed to keep female mountain lions taken prior to this closure and must report them within five days of harvest. The harvest season in this unit remains open for males only until the season ends March 31, 2018.

For more information on female lion quotas and whether the season has been closed in a particular management unit, call 1-800-323-4334 or visit Fish and Game’s website at

Additional details on seasons and rules for mountain lion hunting rules can be found in the 2017 & 2018 Big Game Seasons and Rules brochure available at all Fish and Game license vendors and online at

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MIke Demick - IDFG