ND hunters can kill more mountain lions this year

Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota wildlife officials are increasing the number of mountain lions that can be killed by hunters.

The Game and Fish Department says Zone 1 will have a quota of 21 cougars, up from 14 last year. There will be a limit of 14 in an early season from Aug. 31- Nov. 25, and a late season with a limit of seven lions that runs through next March 31.

Zone 1 is basically the area west and south of the Missouri River. The rest of the state, Zone 2, has no quota. Hunting in Zone 2 is from Aug. 31-March 31.