FWP Kills Mountain Lion Near Kalispell

By Beacon Staff

State wildlife officials killed a mountain lion that had been killing barn cats in a residential area about five miles north of Kalispell.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks bear and lion specialist Erik Wenum says area residents spotted the lion in a barn Wednesday and landowners reported seeing it in another barn Thursday morning.

The 75-pound, 1½-year-old female lion was shot as it crouched under the deck at a house.

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