Georgia cougars are classified under state law as a game animal. Additionally, they are considered an endangered species within the state and therefore illegal to trap for fur or hunt. Georgia does not appear to have a mountain lion management or recovery plan. Nor have they developed laws or regulations to specifically address the rights of individuals and landowners in the event of a mountain lion attack or depredation by a mountain lion. It is a misdemeanor to illegally kill a mountain lion or other endangered species, punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and a jail sentence of up to 12 months.