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PWC approves new lion quota

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission unanimously approved mountain lion harvest quotas for the upcoming lion season in the state at the Commission’s September meeting in Glenwood Springs.

During last Friday’s morning session, the PWC also denied a citizen petition requesting that crossbows be approved for use during archery seasons. Commissioners also approved changes to falconry regulations to make it easier for non-resident falconers to participate in falconry events in Colorado.

The meeting was held at The Hotel Denver in Glenwood Springs.

Each year, the commission approves lion quotas, which establish the maximum allowable of harvest for lions in each game management unit. The commission established a statewide quota of 630 for the 2012-2013 season, an increase of 12 over last year. That includes an increase of up to four additional lions in the Hayman burn area where newly introduced bighorn sheep are being impacted by lion predation. Quotas were adjusted in 13 different other areas of the state. The 2012-2013 season begins on Nov. 21 and runs through March 31, 2013. 

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