Landowner gets OK to shoot lion

License to kill granted by the state

P-56 | Courtesy of NPS

The death of a radio-monitored mountain lion shot dead under the state’s three-strike policy—which was intended to make such killings more difficult—has sparked debate over the best way to manage the area’s shrinking puma population.

P-56 was killed in January after a Camarillo ranch lost 12 animals in two years to the big cat.

The cougar is the first collared puma to be shot and killed legally in the 18-year history of a National Park Service study. NPS said P-56...

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