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South Dakota drops lion hunting quota to 60

The South Dakota Game Commission voted over the weekend to reduce the 2016 Black Hills mountain lion hunting quota to 60 lions from the previous year's 75.

Some conservationists see this action as a first move by the Commission in recognizing that the lion population in the Black Hills has been over hunted. Opponents claim that the last two years of dismal hunting results are more a factor of bad hunting conditions (lack of snow) rather than a lack of lions.

In addition, the Commission decided to postpone for two years the agency's revenue making scheme of industrializing mountain lion hunting with out of state trophy hunters.



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