The third mountain lion was taken during the late-season in zone 1 over the weekend. If one more is taken from zone 1 before March 31, 2012, the late-season quota of four will be reached and mountain lion hunting in zone 1 will close immediately.
Zone 1 includes land south of ND Highway 1804 from the Montana border to the point where ND Highway 1804 lies directly across Lake Sakakawea from ND Highway 8, crossing Lake Sakakawea then south along ND Highway 8 to ND Highway 200, then west on ND Highway 200 to U.S. Highway 85, then south on U.S. Highway 85 to the South Dakota border.
The mountain lion season in zone 2, which is the rest of the state outside zone 1, has no quota and is open through March 31, 2012.
The mountain lion season is open only to North Dakota residents. A furbearer or combination license is required.