Two cougars killed in McKenzie CountyThe state Game and Fish Department says two more mountain lions have been killed in McKenzie County, leaving three left before the season in that area ends.
BISMARCK (AP) — The state Game and Fish Department says two more mountain lions have been killed in McKenzie County, leaving three left before the season in that area ends.
The animals were killed Saturday and Monday in Zone 1, an area of the North Dakota badlands south of Williston. It includes Billings, Bowman, Dunn, Golden Valley, McKenzie and Slope counties. The quota there is eight mountain lions during a season.
The rest of the state, in Zone 2, has no quota.
Game and Fish Department biologist Dorothy Fecske said one female mountain lion about 2 years old was killed Saturday along the Little Missouri River south of Watford City by Kevin Wanner of Belfield, who was bow hunting with his wife, Loretta. Kevin Wanner killed the lion with a .22-caliber pistol, the Game and Fish Department said.
Fecske said the other mountain lion killed was a male about 2 years old. It was shot Monday by Stacy Lehfeldt of Mandan, a Marine on leave who was hunting deer near the river east of Watford City.