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2014 SD mountain lion season off to a slow start

January 12, 2014 at 09:37 AM

The Associated Press


RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Hunters in the South Dakota's Black Hills are reporting a slow start to the season.

The Rapid City Journal reports (http://bit.ly/KXkeHX ) that as of Friday, 10 mountain lions had been killed, which is about half as many compared to a typical season.

Hunters say lack of fresh snow in the region makes it more difficult to track the big cats.

Hunting seasons began in 2005 to control South Dakota's western +lion+ population, reduce the impact on deer and elk, and address public safety concerns.

The season will run until March 31, or until 76 lions or 50 females are killed.

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Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com


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