Montana has some of the highest mountain lion harvest rates in the country and they continue to further elevate these limits. The justification for increasing the number of mountain lions that could be shot is based on hunter ability to kill lions rather than sound data. Increasing hunting quotas can cause population decline, disrupt lion social structure, and ultimately lead to greater conflicts between livestock operators and mountain lions.
But it's not too late! With your help, we can help reduce hunting quotas. Contact MFWP and let them know that you disagree with increasing quotas, especially for females.
Or send an email to:
Ask that your comments be forwarded to the Director and all of the Commissioners, and be made part of the official record.
Please send a copy of your letter to Mountain Lion Foundation, PO Box 1896, Sacramento CA 95812, or email a copy of your letter to LCullens@MountainLion.org. We will make sure that your letter reaches all of the Commissioners, as well as the Governor, who appoints the Director of FWP.
To contact the commissioners directly go to:
And attend the upcoming commission meetings.
Please be respectful, anger and outrage is understandable, but discourteous communications are not generally constructive and reflect poorly on advocates for wildlife and the conservation community.