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Idaho Fish and Game

Mountain Lion Season Closed in Hunt Unit 33, 34 and 35

As of Wednesday, January 31, the mountain lion hunting season in hunt units 33, 34 and 35 has been closed by order of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. "Lion hunting in these units was scheduled to remain open until March 31, or until ten female lions were harvested among the three units, whichever came first," Fish and Game regional wildlife manager Lou Nelson stated. "The tenth female lion was checked in on Wednesday." The dog training season for lions in these units 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 ten 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.