Only uniform. heavy exploitation over the entire range will depress the number of lions in these situations. ... For example, mountain lion populations had been depressed in many areas of the state by 1972. ... areas of the state and. with present harvest rates at 2.5 times the average during the bounty years, approximately 35% of the lions harvested are in ... Although young lions usually reach adult size before they leave their mothers, toms. especially, continue to gain weight thereafter.
|Title||:||Mountain Lion Management Plan, 1986-1990|