The hunting of all mountain lions in southwestern Montana hunting district 311, which includes portions of Madison, Gallatin, Jefferson and Broadwater counties, will close at one-half hour after sunset on Friday, October 26, 2012.

The order halting the hunt came shortly after Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials received word that the pre-established harvest quota for lions in the district had been met.

This hunting district will re-open for the hunting of all mountain lion for the winter season beginning December 1, 2012.

For more information, visit FWP’s web site at, click on “Hunting,” then under “Hunting Guides ” click on “Mountain Lion,” or call the toll-free number at 1-800-385-7826.

Image courtesy Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

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