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Hunters did not reach a state limit on mountain lion kills during the most recent Black Hills mountain lion seasons. (File photo)

Over five seasons, mountain lion harvest looks like a bell curve

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OACOMA -- Although hunters didn't reach the harvest limit on mountain lions in the Black Hills again this year, it's too early to reach conclusions, a game biologist told state Game, Fish and Parks Commission members Friday.


The limits for the 2014 Black Hills season that closed Monday were 75 total lions or 50 females. The harvest was 53, with 21 males and 32 females.

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