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Mountain Lion Season Dates and Fees
Mountain Lion Season Dates and Fees
Mountain Lion
Lion season ends March 31 and a new season begins April 1, annually. 

View the Lion Harvest Limit Report​. ​

​2023-2024 Season Dates​ & Information

​​Dates​​ ​Units
The April season runs every year from April 1-30, in certain units.​
​Game Management Units listed in the Mountain Lion Brochure
November 28​​, 2023 – March 31, 2024
​Game Management Units listed in the Mountain Lion Brochure​

Units with an April Mountain Lion Season

In 2014, an April season was established to provide for additional lion hunting​ opportunity in DAUs where harvest, total mortality, and female composition objectives are not being met and where an April season is not in conflict with other local wildlife resource and land management priorities including sage-grouse lekking, big game winter range closures, and turkey hunting. Criteria for an open April season are reviewed annually and recommendations are presented and approved by the Wildlife Commission each January. View the approved units with an April season. This map is updated in late February to show open unit groups for April 1-30. Be sure to check the year at the bottom of the map before planning your April hunt to make sure units are open, as they can change annually. Units with open April seasons also have those dates shown in the middle season dates column of the "Available Lion Harvest Limit Report" (linked at top of page). 

2023-2024 ​​​​Fees


​Annual Habitat Stamp

​​$388.83*  ​
​​Fees include a .25 cent search & rescue fee, and a $1.50 cent*​ Wildlife Education Fund ​surcharge. 

Habitat Stamp 

All annual licenses purchased for individuals ages 18-64 will have a Habitat Stamp applied at the time of purchase, if required. ​

For more information, read about the Habitat Stamp. If you are disabled, you may not need a Habitat Stamp. See disability information​.

​Options for purchasing licenses and a Habitat Stamp