Press Release

Mountain lion take season closed in Units 70, 73, and 73A

Mountain lion take season closures have occurred in several southeast Idaho game management units over the last two months, with new orders closing the take season for BOTH male and female mountain lions in Units 70, 73, and 73A, effective Feb. 2. The specifics regarding the closures for these and other Southeast Region units are as follows:
 

Units 70, 73, and 73A

  • The take season for BOTH male and female mountain lions is closed. The take season for male mountain lions in these units closed in Dec. 2020; the take season for female mountain lions closed as of Feb. 2.
     
  • A dog training season (pursuit only—no harvest) for male and female mountain lion in these units is open, effective immediately, and will close Mar 31.
     

Units 66A and 76

  • As a reminder, the take season for BOTH male and female mountain lions is closed in these units.
     
  • A dog training season (pursuit only—no harvest) for male and female mountain lion in these units is open and will close Mar 31.
     

Units 71, 72, 74, 75, 77, and 78

  • As a reminder, the take season for BOTH male and female mountain lions is closed in these units.
     
  • A dog training season (pursuit only—no harvest) for male and female mountain lions in these units is open and will close Mar 31.

The most current information on whether a quota has been met or the season has been closed for a particular game management unit anywhere in the state can be obtained by calling or stopping by any regional Fish and Game office or by calling 1-800-323-4334 (24/7 toll-free line). Information is also updated regularly on an Idaho Fish and Game webpage at https://idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/harvest-quotas.

mountain lion in a tree January 2008
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