The landowner wishes himself and the location to remain anonymous in this case, and the photographs not released. KDWP is respecting those wishes. Prior to the five sightings since 2007, the last wild mountain lion documented in Kansas was killed in Ellis County in 1904. Although mountain lions have been confirmed in nearby states, no modern hunting season for mountain lions has been established in Kansas, and they may not be killed without reason. Landowners are permitted to destroy wildlife, including mountain lions, found in or near buildings on their premises or when destroying property, but they may not possess such animals with intent to use unless authorized.