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A mountain lion cub rests in its mothers arms in their den one winter morning on the National Elk Refuge near Jackson, Wyo. (Photo by Thomas D. Mangelsen. Courtesy Thomas D. Mangelsen and  www.cougarfund.org)

Safe, for now

House Bill 12, filed by Rep. Jim Allen (R–Fremont County) would require the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to allow trapping and snaring of mountain lions, effectively supplanting the authority of Wyoming's professional wildlife managers and independent Game and Fish Commission who do not currently allow lion trapping.