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By Parker Heinlein
Outdoors Columnist 

I've Been Lucky Enough to Have Seen a Few


February 15, 2023

The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks inform me regularly when lion hunting season closes in each district.

I don’t hunt mountain lions, but I like living in a state where I could if I wanted.

And I like knowing they’re there.

I used to think lions in Montana were limited to the mountainous regions of the state, hence the name, but I’ve since discovered that’s not the case.

Shortly after moving to Malta, I was hunting antelope on public land south of town while Barb waited in the truck. It was a foggy morning. I was quickly swallowed up by the gloom and saw nary a speed...

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