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Late-season lion hunting closed in North Dakota’s Zone 1

January 23, 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Late-season mountain lion hunting has been closed in western North Dakota’s Zone 1, after the limit of seven animals killed was reached.

However, the state Game and Fish Department says a conditional season in Zone 1 will open Jan. 28 for hunters to pursue six lions that weren’t taken during the early season. The early season harvest limit was eight cats, and only two were killed.

The conditional season will close once six lions are killed, or on March 31. Hunters can’t use dogs, and hunters who got a lion during the earlier seasons can’t participate.

Zone 1 roughly encompasses southwest and west central North Dakota. There is no quota in Zone 2, the rest of the state. Lion hunting there is open through March.

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