A pair of mountain lions were harvested recently around the Turtle Mountains.
According to North Dakota Game and Fish Furbearer Biologist Stephanie Tucker, the first cat was killed on January 30 and the second was taken February 6.
According to Tucker, the first mountain lion, or cougar, was taken in the Turtle Mountains near St. John. She said it was the first official recording of a mountain lion being killed in the area.
“We’ve never had a mountain lion harvested in the Turtle Mountains,” Tucker said. “We have had six verified cases of lions in the past 15 to 20 years, but never one taken.”