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Idaho Fish and Game

Mountain Lion Season Closed in Hunt Unit 40

As of Tuesday January 30, the mountain lion hunting season in hunt unit 40 has been closed by order of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. "Lion hunting in this unit was scheduled to remain open until March 31, or until fifteen female lions were harvested, whichever came first," Fish and Game regional wildlife manager Lou Nelson stated. "This unit has reached the fifteen 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 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.