Summary of cougar hunting seasons

The following are summaries of cougar seasons around the state. For more information, see the Big Game Hunting Seasons and Regulations pamphlet

A valid 2021-22 cougar license/tag is required to hunt cougar in April 2021.

2020 General Season

Hunt Area Harvest Guideline Early Hunting Season Late Hunting Season Legal weapon
GMU 101 7-11 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 105 4 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 108, 111 9-11 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 113 5-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 117 11-13 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 121 9-11 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 124, 127, 130 7-9 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 133, 136, 139, 142, 248, 254, 260, 262, 266, 269, 272, 278, 284, 290, 330, 334, 371, 372, 373, 379, 381 Noneb Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 145, 166, 175, 178 6-7 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 149, 154, 162, 163 7-9 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 169, 172, 181, 186 5-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 203 4-5 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 204 6-8 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 209, 215 3-4 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 218, 231 4-5 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 224 2 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 233, 239 4-5 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 242, 243 5-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 244, 246, 247 4-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 245, 250 4-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 249, 251 4-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 328, 329, 335 8-10 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 336, 340, 342, 346 9-11 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 352, 356, 360, 364, 368 7-9 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 382, 388 3 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 407 Noneb Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 418, 426, 437 10-13 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 448, 450 8-11 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 454 Noneb Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 460 4-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 466, 485a, 490 2-3 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 501, 504, 506, 530 6-9 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 503, 505, 520, 550 5-7 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 510, 513 3 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 516 3-4 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 524, 554, 556 3 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 560 4-5 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 564 1 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 568 3 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 572 2-3 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 574, 578 5-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 601, 602, 603, 612 4-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 607, 615 3-4 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 618, 636, 638 3-5 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 621, 624, 627, 633 Noneb Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 642, 648, 651 6-8 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 652, 666 Noneb Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 653, 654 4-5 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 658, 660, 663, 672, 673, 681, 684, 699 8-11 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 667 6-7 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon

Notes

a Only those hunters who have been drawn for a quality deer or elk permit in GMU 485 can hunt cougar in this unit.

b These units have no harvest guidelines.