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

2019 General Season

Hunt Area Harvest Guideline Early Hunting Season Late Hunting Season Legal weapon
GMU 101 7-9 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 105 2 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 108, 111 5-6 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 6-8 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 121 5-6 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 3-4 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 149, 154, 162, 163 4-5 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 169, 172, 181, 186 3 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 203 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 4 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 218, 231 5-6 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 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 5-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 245, 250 5-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 249, 251 5-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 328, 329, 335 6-7 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 336, 340, 342, 346 5-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 352, 356, 360, 364, 368 5-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 382, 388 3-4 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 11-15 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 448, 450 10-13 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 5-6 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 466, 485a, 490 3 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 501, 504, 506, 530 8-10 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 503, 505, 520, 550 6-8 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 510, 513 3-4 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 516 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 5-6 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 2 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 572 3 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 574, 578 4 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 601, 602, 603, 612 5-7 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 607, 615 4 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 618, 636, 638 4-5 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 5 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMUs 658, 660, 663, 672, 673, 681, 684, 699 9-12 Sept. 1 - Dec. 31 Jan. 1 - Apr. 30 Any legal weapon
GMU 667 3-4 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.