30 Mountain Lions Killed so Far in Black Hills Season
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Hunters in South Dakota have reported 30 mountain lion killings during the ongoing hunting season in the Black Hills Fire Protection District.
A report from the state's Game, Fish and Parks Department shows 17 of the 30 lions killed were females. Ten of the 30 lions were hunted this month.
The biggest lion killed so far was a 7-year-old, 156-pound male harvested in Custer County, while the youngest was a 3-month-old, 14-pound female harvested in Lawrence County.
The 13-week season will end March 31st, unless the harvest limit of 60 total mountain lions or 40 female lions is reached prior to that date. The mountain lion season outside of the Black Hills district runs year-round.
The state has had a residents-only mountain lion season since 2005.
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