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Associated Press, Published December 15 2012

North Dakota Zone 1 mountain lion season closes

BISMARCK — North Dakota's mountain lion hunting season in a zone in the far southwestern part of the state has closed after the taking of a seventh cat.

North Dakota Game and Fish Department officials say the lion was taken Thursday, filling the late-season quota. The mountain lion season in Zone 2, which is the rest of the state outside Zone 1, has no quota and is open through March 31.

Zone 1 includes land south of ND Highway 1804 from the Montana border to the point where the road lies directly across Lake Sakakawea from Highway 8.

It then crosses Lake Sakakawea then south along Highway 8 to Highway 200, then west on Highway 200 to U.S. Highway 85, then south on Highway 85 to the South Dakota border.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.