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Mountain Lion Depredation Statistics Summary

Pursuant to California Fish and Game Code Section 4802 (et. Seq.), the Department of Fish and Wildlife shall, upon request, issue (depredation) permits to individuals reporting livestock loss or damage caused by mountain lions, if the loss or damage is confirmed by CDFW staff to have been caused by mountain lions. The permittee is required to report the fate of the permit to the CDFW upon expiration or fulfillment of the permit. Below is a summary of the annual number of depredation permits issued by the CDFW and the resultant take as reported to CDFW Headquarters. Please note that some permits and reports may be outstanding at the time of this compilation.

Summary of mountain lion depredation permits issued and number of lions taken from 2001-2017



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