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Commission votes to reduce mountain lion populations in NW Montana | 406 Politics
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Commission votes to reduce mountain lion populations in NW Montana | 406 Politics

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission on Wednesday adopted quotas for hunting mountain lions during the upcoming season, including an effort to decrease populations by 12.5% across a swath of northwest Montana.Earlier this year, the commission adopted significant changes to mountain lion regulations. Hunters may apply for either a limited permit for an area allowing hunting for the entirety of the season, or an unlimited regional permit that will be hunted on a quota.Previously seasons varied by region, with northwest Montana’s Region 1 managed by special permit; west-central’s Region 2 managed by a hybrid of special permit followed by a quota hunt for any lions not killed by permit hunters; and the remainder of the state under a quota system.With the commission’s adopt...