FWP Commission increases mountain lion quotas, cuts special licenses for deer, elk June 15, 2012 Montana

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FWP Commission increases mountain lion quotas, cuts special licenses for deer, elk June 15, 2012 Montana, The Missoulian
... about 515 lions to be harvested during the 2012-13 season, which is close to 95 more than the previous year. ... “In eastern Montana, between EHD (Epizootic hemorrhagic disease) and the winter, I’ve been told they lost up to 90 percent of the white-tailed population,” said Ron Aasheim, FWP spokesman. “Whitetails were decimated in Region 6 ... Mule deer numbers are down in some areas, but not as noticeably.“ Overall, the elk population is healthy, with about 140,000 statewide ... 


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