Mountain lions boost the health of their habitat and prey populations. By keeping elk and deer on the move, they rein in overbrowsing and the spread of disease.
But if Idaho wildlife managers have their way, people with hounds and guns could kill unlimited numbers of mountain lions statewide.
These ecologically important carnivores need your help now.
To give hunters more deer and elk to kill, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission plans to throw out "harvest quotas" for mountain lions. Even hunters worry that this unsporting proposal could wipe out mountain lions in key areas — bad news for whole ecosystems.
Tell Idaho Fish and Game our state needs these majestic big cats alive.