Mountain Lion Hunting
Thirty-one mountain lions were harvested in Region 7, meeting the quota of 30 set for the region by FWP. This marked the fourth consecutive year and the ninth time in 23 years that the regional quota was met.
A mountain lion is hard to locate atop this ponderosa pine tree.
A female lion rests in the branches of a cottonwood tree along the Missouri River after being treed by hounds.
A female mountain lion rests atop a cottonwood tree.
Hedrick's hounds howl after treeing a mountain lion.
A female mountain lion peers down from her perch in a cottonwood tree not far from the banks of the Missouri River in the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge. She had already been captured for a study in the refuge, as evidenced by her ear tag.
Hedrick's black and tan hound Snickers was wounded by a recent swipe by a mountain lion.
Doug Powell chains up a pickup as Grover Hedrick looks on. Travel in the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge in winter can mean a mix of snow, mud and ice.
A tranquilized mountain lion is lowered from a tree.
Lily, one of Grover Hedrick's redbone hounds, anxiously awaits release to chase a mountain lion.
Houndsmen turned out in force Tuesday to oppose a bill that would allow trapping of mountain lions and support one that would allow the Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission to authorize hunting black bears with hounds.