Mountain Lions in the Big Horns

Mountain Lions in the Big Horns (Photo courtesy of user JK2007)
Mountain Lions in the Big Horns (Photo courtesy of user JK2007)

Scott Talbot, Director of the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, spoke with Public Pulse Host Kim Love on Tuesday about an increase in the mountain lion population in some places they have not been present historically. Talbot explains.

Talbot says the Big Horn Mountains have always been excellent habitat for these predators.

Because of the increase in the number of mountain lions in some areas of Wyoming, Talbot says the Game and Fish Department will be issuing more licenses in some areas to help manage their population.

According to Talbot, this ties into managing the populations of all native wildlife in the Cowboy State.

Talbot says although cities like Sheridan provide a safe haven for mule deer from predators, like the mountain lion, in some areas of the state their population is decreasing.

To hear the interview in its entirety, click on the "Public Pulse" header at the top of

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