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Lion Hunt Limit Dips


The number of mountain lions that can be killed in an area surrounding Jackson is dropping from five to three — a steeper decline than initially proposed — as a result of public pressure.

Meeting in Pinedale on Friday, the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission unanimously OK’d a chapter of state regulations that dropped the mortality limit by 40 percent in hunt area 2, which surrounds the valley.

“We know that there are low mountain lion densities in that area,” Game and Fish Large Carnivore Biologist Justin Clapp told commissioners.

The region proposed reducing the mortality [limit] from five to four, and after we went through the public comment process we amended that again down by one additional animal.

Advocacy and research groups and mountain lion hunters were among those pushing for a cut in hunting intensity.”

Thank you The Cougar Fund, Panthera Puma Program, and other mountain lion advocacy groups and organizations!

Wyoming Untrapped attended the Pinedale meeting, and sent in comments for our cougars.

To read more from the Jackson Hole News and Guide:

Photo by Mark Elbroch.


  • Sean

    the limit should be reflective of the population but at the same time the trend for the majority of liberal Americans is more against hunting than for it.

  • Steve

    this is great news! Well done to everyone involved. There shouldn’t be any hunting at all in my opinion.Steve

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