Press Release

Mountain Lion Season Closed in Hunt Unit 25

As of Monday, March 27 the mountain lion hunting season in hunt unit 25 has been closed by order of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG).

"Lion hunting in this unit was scheduled to remain open until March 31, or until five female lions were harvested, whichever came first," IDFG regional wildlife manager Jeff Rohlman stated. "This unit has reached the five female lion quota." The dog training season for lions in the unit 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 IDFG Conservation Officer or IDFG regional office within five days of the kill for tagging. A leaflet describing techniques for sexing lions in the field is available from the IDFG Southwest Region offices in Nampa or McCall.