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$5,000 Reward Offered in Mountain Lion Poaching

October 14, 2011 06:14PM
DW: The lion was found far west of Topanga, near Pt. Magu, but still of interest.

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Department of Fish and Game and the Humane Society Offer Reward for Mountain Lion Poachers

October 7, 2011

SACRAMENTO- A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of poachers who killed a mountain lion in the Santa Monica Mountains last month.

The Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) CAL-TIP line is offering a $2,500 reward and the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust is matching that amount.

The lion was discovered on Sept. 11, 2011afterDFGand the National Park Service received a call of a dead mountain lion in the Santa Monica Mountains. DFG game wardens determined that the lion did not die of natural causes and opened an investigation.

Mountain lions are designated as a “specially protected mammal” in California, and it is illegal to hunt or trap them.

DFG and the National Park Service are seeking information related to the lion death and the parties responsible. Anyone with any information regarding this case should call the the DFG Cal-Tip hotline at 1-888-334-2258.
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$5,000 Reward Offered in Mountain Lion Poaching

Dogwood October 14, 2011 06:14PM

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Julie October 20, 2011 03:02PM



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