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Mountain Lion Season Closed in Hunt Unit 31

As of January 10, the mountain lion hunting season in Hunt Unit 31 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 Lou Nelson stated. "The fifth female lion was checked in on January seventh." The pursuit season for lions in Unit 31 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 office.