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The political spiral of mountain lions in California - posted 2 years ago

Great article. I was recently informed that the hunting of mountain lions in California has never actually stopped. But since the time that hunting of lions there was made illegal, the government has been using funds to pay professional mountain lion hunters to kill about 300-400 mountain lions a year (the same amount of lions that public hunters were taking previously). In other words, population control through hunting is still being used, but instead of hunters fitting the bill, now tax payers are fitting the bill (including those against hunting), and the government is doing the hunting through private contractors. But as long as no photos end up online, the anti hunters are oblivious of the fact. Can anyone inform me if this is indeed the case in California?