Elk NetworkUtah Approves Mountain Lion Permits

General | September 5, 2018

The Utah Wildlife Board approved a slight increase in the number of mountain lions hunters can take during the state’s upcoming season.

During the 2017–2018 season, hunters were allowed to take 581 cougars. During the upcoming season, hunters can take 642. The number of cougars that are taken will actually be lower than 642, though. For example, 456 cougars were taken this past season, even though hunters were allowed to take 581.

“Cougars are tough to hunt,” says Darren DeBloois, game mammals coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources. “Not every hunter who gets a permit will take one.”

The application period begins September 18.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation supports state-based management of predators just as it supports the management of elk, deer and other wildlife in line with the North American Wildlife Conservation Model.

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