Mountain Lion female sub-quota in Colorado
We, the Sportsmen and citizens of Colorado, petition the Colorado Parks and Wildlife to implement a female sub-quota to their current mountain lion harvest management structure.
The state does not regulate the proportion of females harvested per quota for each Game Management Unit, so the female component of the statewide annual harvest remains above acceptable levels. The over harvest of females heavily contributes to a decrease in Colorado’s mountain lion population, resulting in the inability of the state’s lion population to provide optimal levels of trophy sized males. This has negative financial implications for sportsmen, outfitters, and local communities that depend on sustainable lion populations.
I demand that the Colorado Parks and Wildlife create a female sub-quota regulation of 20% (or less) without raising quotas for the 2016-2017 mountain lion hunting season and include a mountain lion pursuit only season to compensate hounds men for GMU’s closed early due to the female sub-quota regulation.