North Dakota mountain lion late season closes in Zone 1

Mar. 22—BISMARCK — Mountain lion hunting

during the late season in Zone 1 is closed after the harvest limit of seven cats was reached, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department said Friday.

A conditional season in Zone 1 will open March 28 for hunters to pursue the additional two mountain lions not taken during the early season.

The conditional season will close March 31 or earlier once the second cat is taken. Early season regulations apply, which means hunters are not allowed to use dogs. In addition, hunters who harvested a lion during the early or late season are not eligible to participate.

The mountain lion season in Zone 2, which is the rest of the state outside Zone 1, has no harvest limit and is open through March 31.