Black Hills Knowledge Netowork

December 17, 2013

Mountain Lion Killed in Wall City Limits

Game, Fish and Parks officials believe this is the first lion killed in Wall.

Male mountain lions often venture out from the Black Hills looking for territory.
Main Image Credit:
Wikimedia Commons image

Game, Fish and Parks officers killed a healthy 91-pound male mountain lion in Wall city limits Dec. 9, the Rapid City Journal reported.

The animal crawled into a hole and did not emerge when smoke bombs were dropped in but only after crews began excavating the spot.

While lions largely live in the Black Hills, he said young males sometimes stray onto the plains in search of new territory. The Cheyenne River, near Wall, is considered a "lion corridor."

Learn more about mountain lions, from basic facts about the species to hunting information, from the state Game, Fish and Parks Department.

Read more in the Black Hills Knowledge Network archives.

 

Related items

  • Rapid City Area Schools Seek Feedback On New Facilities Plan

    Rapid City residents and school officials attended the first of a series of public forums Rapid City Area Schools (RCAS) are hosting to hear feedback…
  • National American University to Close Rapid City Campus

    National American University (NAU) will be closing the doors of its campuses in Rapid City and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, reports KOTA Territory News. The…
  • Rapid City Police Department Kicks Off “Strong Her” Recruitment Event

    The Rapid City Police Department hosted its first “Strong Her” recruitment event Monday night at the Public Safety building, reports KNBN NewsCenter1. The event was…

Get Involved!

  • Need more information? Rapid City Public Library associates are standing by to answer your questions! Ask away in the box below during business hours for live feedback.

    For more on this feature, click here.

  • bhkn donate

    Enjoy our work? Donate today to ensure that community members will have access to our wealth of news, history, and data for years to come.

  • 211 logoDid this post inspire you to get involved? Visit our partner 211's Volunteer Database to find volunteer opportunities in your community.

525 University Loop, Suite 202
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 716-0058   [email protected]