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Mountain Lion

License Requirements

  • Residents & Nonresidents: A hunting license (see Licenses & Permits) or proof of exemption.

Dates & Open Areas

There is no season on mountain lions. However, mountain lions can be taken year-round when committing or about to commit depredation on any domesticated animal or when deemed an immediate safety hazard.

Individuals who kill a mountain lion must immediately call a game warden (see Game Wardens) or other Department employee.

The carcass (including hide) must be presented to a Department employee within 24 hours for biological data collection, which may include the removal of a tooth.

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