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2011 Senate Bill 5356: Establishing seasons for hunting cougars with the aid of dogs
  1. Introduced by Sen. Bob Morton, (R - Kettle Falls) (R) on January 21, 2011, to direct the Fish and Wildlife Commission to establish rules and a season for hunting cougars with the aid of dogs. This act also removes conditions on the use of dogs in cougar hunting only as a last resort and solely for the purpose of protecting livestock, although the Commission may impose conditions in its rules. (Companion: HB 1124).
    • Referred to the Senate Natural Resources & Marine Waters Committee on January 21, 2011.
      • Substitute offered in the Senate on February 16, 2011, to strike the original bill and extend the cougar pilot project for an additional 5 years. Prohibits hunters participating in the pilot seasons from exchanging payment to a commercial enterprise for the use of dogs, and requires a report to the Legislature that summarizes the pilot program and makes recommendations. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 16, 2011.
    • Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 17, 2011.
  2. Passed 37 to 11 in the Senate on March 7, 2011, extends the cougar hunting pilot project for an additional 5 years. This bill prohibits hunters participating in the pilot seasons from exchanging payment to a commercial enterprise for the use of dogs, and requires a report to the Legislature that summarizes the pilot program and makes recommendations.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on March 9, 2011.
    • Referred to the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee on March 9, 2011.
    • Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on March 24, 2011.

Comments

2011 Senate Bill 5356 (Establishing seasons for hunting cougars with the aid of dogs)  by admin on January 1, 2001 
Introduced in the Senate on January 21, 2011, extends the cougar hunting pilot project for an additional 5 years. This bill prohibits hunters participating in the pilot seasons from exchanging payment to a commercial enterprise for the use of dogs, and requires a report to the Legislature that summarizes the pilot program and makes recommendations

The vote was 37 in favor, 11 opposed and 1 not voting

(Senate Roll Call 0 at Senate Journal 0)

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