OK… This is could be good news, if the Game and Fish Commission takes the advise of the Dept.
1) They are considering increasing the bag limit to TWO lions
2) Removing Depredation and Road Kills from harvest limits
1) Removing Depredation and Road Kills from harvest limits.
For the Lions, having a two bag limit makes sense… We seldom hit the quota to start with and it usually takes dogs to catch a cat. Once the dog-owner has filled his/her tags then they pretty much done for the year UNLESS they can find a shooter…
For both Bears and Lions and removing the road kills and depredation from the harvest limit is AWESOME. I ran the numbers last year and I can’t remember what they were be well over 50% of the quota was filled by road kills and depredation mortality.
I need to stress that these are not a done deal but it sure would be nice if the Department approved these recommendations.
For more info on the meeting follow this link