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mountain lion quota update-6

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Six cats taken in the early season from a 14 cat quota. Second season opens today.

http://gf.nd.gov/news/mountain-lion-zone-1-early-season-quota-6-14

mountain lion quota zone update -2 taken

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2 mountain lions have been taken in the quota zone. More info here:

http://gf.nd.gov/news/mountain-lion-zone-1-early-season-quota-2-14

keep an eye out for deer this time of year

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Last week was quite active with moose, elk and even a mountain lion involved in vehicle-critter accidents. Let’s keep vigilant:

 

Motorists are reminded to watch for deer along roadways, especially this time of year, because juvenile animals are dispersing from their home ranges.

 

October through early December is the peak period for deer-vehicle accidents. Motorists are advised to slow down and exercise caution after dark to reduce the likelihood of encounters with deer along roadways. Most deer-vehicle accidents occur primarily at dawn and dusk when deer are most often moving around.

 

Motorists should be aware of warning signs signaling deer are in the area. When you see one deer cross the road, look for a second or third deer to follow. Also, pay attention on roadways posted with Deer Crossing Area caution signs.

 

Deer-vehicle accidents are at times unavoidable. If an accident does happen, a new law passed by the 2013 state legislature eliminates the need for the driver involved in an accident to notify law enforcement authorities, if only the vehicle is damaged. Deer-vehicle accidents that involve injury or other property damage still must be reported.

 

In addition, a permit is still required to take parts or the whole carcass of a road-killed deer. Permits are free and available from game wardens and local law enforcement offices.

 

A few precautions can minimize chances of injury or property damage in a deer-vehicle crash.

 

  • Always wear your seat belt.
  • Don’t swerve or take the ditch to avoid hitting a deer. Try to brake as much as possible and stay on the roadway. Don’t lose control of your vehicle or slam into something else to miss the deer. You risk less injury by hitting the deer.
  • If you spot deer ahead, slow down immediately and honk your horn.

9th cat taken

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Ninth Cat Taken in Zone 1, One More Closes Early-Season

North Dakota’s ninth mountain lion in zone 1 was taken Nov. 8. If one more is taken from zone 1 before Nov. 20, the early-season quota of 10 will be reached and mountain lion hunting in zone 1 will close immediately.

 

If the final lion is taken before Nov. 20, the state Game and Fish Department will notify media outlets announcing the close of the early season in zone 1. Hunters can also check the number of lions taken in zone 1 by accessing the Game and Fish Department website at gf.nd.gov.

 

The late season in zone 1, with a quota of four, opens Nov. 21. There is no carry-over if the early season quota is not filled.

 

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.

North Dakota mountain lion season closes soon

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Zone 2 Mountain Lion Season Closes March 31

While the 2010-11 mountain lion season in zone 1 closed Nov. 12 after the zone’s predetermined quota of 10 cats was filled, the majority of the state remained open. But that will change the end of the month when zone 2 closes March 31.

Zone 2 is the remainder of the state outside of the badland’s unit in western North Dakota.

South Dakota cat update–31 out of 45

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2011 South Dakota

STATEWIDE SEASON SUMMARY

Season Dates:

  • Jan. 1-Mar. 31, 2011; or
  • When a limit of 45 total mountain lions are taken; or
  • When a limit of 30 female mountain lions are taken

Statewide Season Harvest Status, this list is updated as Mt. Lions are reported.

Mt Lion #

Date of Harvest

Sex

Estimated Age

Weight

Location of Harvest

SW-1

1/1/2011

M

3-4

127

Custer

SW-2

1/1/2011

M

6

148

Custer

SW-3

1/2/2011

M

3

105

Pennington

SW-4

1/2/2011

F

5-6

90

Pennington

SW-5

1/2/2011

F

3

85

Pennington

SW-6

1/2/2011

M

7

147

Lawrence

SW-7

1/2/2011

F

2

81

Custer

SW-8

1/4/2011

F

5-6

97

Custer

SW-9

1/4/2011

M

1

58

Pennington

SW-10

1/5/2011

F

6 mo

33

Pennington

SW-11

1/5/2011

M

3

118

Fall River

SW-12

1/6/2011

F

3

86

Pennington

SW-13

1/7/2011

F

3

80

Pennington

SW-14

1/6/2011

F

5-6

94

Pennington

SW-15

1/7/2011

F

3

82

Pennington

SW-16

1/8/2011

F

5 – 6

94

Lawrence

SW-17

1/9/2011

F

5

81

Pennington

SW-18

1/9/2011

M

2

118

Custer

SW-19

1/10/2011

M

2.5

128

Lawrence

SW-20

1/11/2011

F

2.5

94

Pennington

SW-21

1/11/2011

M

2.5

112

Custer

SW-22

1/15/2011

F

6

78

Custer

SW-23

1/20/2011

F

2

86

Lawrence

SW-24

1/21/2011

M

5

177

Custer

SW-25

1/22/2011

F

3-4

80

Lawrence

SW-26

1/22/2011

F

2

83

Pennington

SW-27

1/22/2011

F

5 mo

33

Meade

SW-28

1/21/2011

F

2

95

Lawrence

SW-29

1/23/2011

M

3-4

130

Pennington

SW-30

1/24/2011

M

4-5

108

Lawrence

SW-31

1/26/2011

M

7

153

Custer

details on the last mountain lions taken

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Two more mountain lions were harvested in Zone 1 on 11/12/2010, which met our predetermined quota of 10 for Zone 1.  Therefore, the mountain lion hunting season in Zone 1 is now closed; Zone 2 will remain open until March 31st.  The details of the last two harvested mountain lions are below:

#9 (M61) was a 1-2 year old male mountain lion weighing 90 pounds.  M61 was harvested  in Dunn County north of Dunn Center.

#10 (F62) was a 5-6 year old female mountain lion weighing 126 pounds (largest female on record in ND).  F62 was harvested in McKenzie County approximately 13 miles west of Grassy Butte.

SD mountain lion season closes

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2010 South Dakota Mountain Lion Season Closes

PIERRE, S.D.- The 2010 South Dakota mountain lion season closed today with the harvesting of the 40th lion.

Although the season in the Black Hills is closed, licensed landowners outside of the Black Hills Fire Protection District can still harvest a lion on their own land.