Colorado Bill Would Prohibit Hunting Bobcats, Lynx, and Mountain Lions

Colorado Senate Bill 22-031 would prohibit hunting bobcats, lynx, and mountain lions with limited exceptions relating to the safety of humans or livestock. Violations would be punishable as misdemeanors and subject to a $500-$2,000 fine, up to one year imprisonment, civil restitution up to $1,000, and hunting license suspension. The bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.