Warren Mischke, Information and Education Specialist with the Wyoming Game and Fish Deptartment's Sheridan Regional Office, reports that mountain lion Hunt Area 23 closed Jan. 7, 2011. The area closed because the harvest limit of 20 mountain lions was reached.
Area 23 is the east slope of the Bighorn Mountains from U.S. Highway 16 north to Montana and from the Bighorn Mountain divide east to I-90.
The hunt area will re-open for the fall season on September 1.
Mountain lion hunters are reminded to check the status of their hunt area by calling (800) 637-0809.