Press Release

Mountain Lion Take Season Closed in Units 70, 73, and 73A in Southeast Idaho

The take season for mountain lion has closed in Game Management Units 70, 73, and 73A in southeast Idaho effective January 7, 2019. 2017-2018 Big Game Seasons and Rules states that the mountain lion take season is to be closed when 8 female mountain lions have been harvested. This harvest limit has been met. dog training season will remain open in these units through March 31, 2019.

Hunters will be allowed to keep mountain lions taken in Units 70, 73, and 73A prior to January 7, 2019, and must report them within 5 days of harvest.

The mountain lion take season in these units was originally closed on December 28, 2018, but quickly reinstated by December 31 when it was discovered that Idaho Fish and Game mistakenly recorded a male mountain lion as a female. Based on lion harvest data collected since the first of the year, Idaho Fish and Game has confirmed that the female quota has now been met in Units 70, 73, and 73A, and closure of the take season is warranted.

Up to date 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 visiting the Fish and Game webpage at or by calling 1-800-323-4334.