Be sure to click on each tab above to get informed and take action.
FACTS includes talking points and past kill data.
SPEAK OUT will give you the contact information for decision makers as well as a sample comment letter.
RESOURCES provides links to research pertinent to the issues facing the state and informative Cougar Fund videos and articles.
Montana's current regulations can be found here:
Montana Proposed Quotas - 127.0KB
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has no reasonable estimate of its mountain lion population and therefore does not know what impact the current level of killing is having on the population.
Comments made by FWP biologists such as “mountain lions are showing up in atypical habitat” and “the quota has been filled in three of the past four years” are not science-‐based and do not justify increasing quotas in Regions 6 and 7.
There is no significant attention given to the important ecological role mountain lions play in Montana’s wildlands systems.
No significant consideration is given to the desires of the non-hunting segment of society to have un-hunted mountain lion populations in Montana.
Please remember to be polite and respectful when you contact the decision makers.
Comments may be sent to:
Montana Governor Steve Bullock
Office of the Govenor
P.O. Box 200801
Helena, MT 59620-0801
Toll Free: (855) 318-1330
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Jeff Hagener, Director
1420 East Sixth Avenue
P.O. Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620-0701
MFWP Wildlife Bureau Chief
521 Clarke St.
Helena, MT 59601
Dan Vermillion, Chairman
P.O. Box 668
Livingston, MT 59047
1155 Boldt Rd.
Chinook, MT 59523
Lawrence "Larry" Wetsit
121 East Indian St.
Wolf Point, MT 59201
940 Blonco Circle
Billings, MT 59105
For more information about cougars in Montana, click here.
For a bibliography of research papers related to cougars, click here.
Read this article by Cougar Fund board member Marc Bekoff found on Psychology Today. Killing cougars (and other animals) does not solve the "problems" for which they are blamed and should stop right now. Recreational hunting is really sport hunting - killing for fun - and the wanton and ruthless slaughter does not reduce conflicts between these predators and humans. Surely we can do better than wantonly and brutally killing them and it's about time we did.