Press Release

Female Mountain Lion Season Closed in Hunt Unit 39

As of Wednesday, January 9 the female portion of the mountain lion hunting season in hunt unit 39 has been closed by order of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

"Either sex lion hunting in this unit was scheduled to remain open until March 31, or until ten female lions were harvested, whichever came first," Fish and Game regional wildlife manager Jon Rachael stated. "This unit has reached the quota of ten female lions; hunters may now harvest only male lions in this unit." The male lion season remains open through March 31.

Mountain lion hunting rules require successful hunters to bring the skull and hide with evidence of sex attached to any Fish and Game conservation officer or Fish and Game regional office within ten days of the kill for tagging.