In Louisiana, mountain lions are listed as a threatened and endangered species. Thus, mountain lion hunting and trapping for fur is not allowed. Louisiana does not appear to have a mountain lion management plan or a law that specifically addresses depredation by a mountain lion or other endangered species.
Poaching laws in the state provide some legal protection for mountain lions, but penalties are unlikely to be sufficiently harsh to dissuade poaching. Killing a mountain lion or other endangered species in Louisiana imposes penalties based on how many offenses the poacher has committed. Not until the third offense, do penalties begin to reflect the value of cougars.