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Wednesday, July 1st, 2009
Mountain Lions in the West: Natural History, Conservation, & Co-Existence
Runs through Wednesday, July 1st, 2009
Time & Place
Bozeman Public Library, 626 E Main Street, Bozeman
WildEarth Guardians kicks-off a series of mountain lion presentations aimed to help Montanans understand the natural history and conservation issues surrounding the area’s majestic cats. The presentation, Mountain Lions in the West: Natural History, Conservation, & Co-Existence, also includes tips for living in mountain lion country.
“Mountain lions contribute to the richness and complexity of Montana’s ecosystems,” said Wendy Keefover-Ring, Carnivore Protection Director at WildEarth Guardians who works from the group’s Bozeman office. “By creating awareness and understanding of these native cats, we can promote common sense precautions to eliminate potential human-lion conflicts.”
Montana’s rugged foothills and mountains provide critical habitat to mountain lions, also commonly called pumas, cougars, or panthers. These large, golden cats, shy and unsocial by nature, prefer living around rugged terrain that is suitable for ambushing prey, such as deer and elk. They require expansive habitats because their food supply is dispersed over long distances and because they are “obligate carnivores,” meaning they only eat meat.
The presentation includes the role Montana’s hunters can play in long-term conservation of mountain lions, by reducing the amount of females killed, since female lions often are taking care of kittens. Kittens are totally dependent upon their mothers for their first nine months, and typically spend between ten and 24 months learning survival skills from their mother.
“We hope that hunters will assist in promoting the long-term survival of mountain lions by targeting males instead of females, who may have kittens,” added Keefover-Ring.
Bozeman Public Library
626 E Main St, Bozeman
2100 South Shiloh Road, Billings
Lewistown Public Library
701 W Main St., Lewistown
First State Bank of Malta
1 S 1st St E, Malta
Glasgow Public Library
408 3rd Ave S, Glasgow
Mountain West Bank
2021 North Montana Ave, Helena
2300 Central Ave, Great Falls
Venue TBD, Kalispell
University of Montana, Missoula
Forestry Building, Room 301
32 Campus Drive, Missoula
Wendy Keefover-Ring, Carnivore Protection Director -WildEarth Guardians | 303.819.5229 | Web
Wednesday, September 16th, 2009
PUBLIC MEETING: Draft Environmental Assessment for Limiting Mountain Lion Predation on Desert Bighorn Sheep on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge
Runs through Wednesday, September 16th, 2009
Time & Place
Pivot Point Conference Center - 200 South Madison Avenue, Yuma AZ
PUBLIC MEETING: Draft Environmental Assessment for Limiting Mountain Lion Predation on Desert Bighorn Sheep on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge
Public Meeting - September 16, 2009 6:30 pm
Pivot Point Conference Center
200 South Madison Avenue, Yuma AZ
Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
Killing, Cougars and Compassionate Conservation: The Future of Wild Animals
Runs through Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
Time & Place
MANGELSEN- Images of Nature Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming 170 North Cache Street
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Earle F. Layser | 2010-09-29A collection of 13 original multilayered stories, cougars being the subject of one of them.
Panther Project: How we collar a Florida panther
Florida Fish and Wildlife - You Tube | 2012-02-21Using ATVs or buggies, dogs with tracking devices, short wave radio communication and determination, the Florida Fish & Wildlife (FWC) Panther Project Team divides and sets out to catch and collar a Florida Panther.
MDC offers safety tips on Mountain Lions
Area Wide News | 2011-05-19Since the most recent confirmation of a mountain lion in the state, the Missouri Department of Conservation has provided hints if a lion is encountered. Though sightings are extremely rare, Missourians who travel to states with thriving cougar populations can benefit from these hints.
Seminar on Mountain Lions This Week
Vernon Patch | 2011-07-04Concerned that there seems to be mixed messages about mountain lions and their existence in the state, Conserving Tolland, a nonprofit conservation-oriented organization, ishosting an informational session on Thursday, July 7, in an effort to educate the public about the wild animal and how to keep it, and the general public, safe.
Glacier warns of aggressive mountain lio
dailyinterlake.com | 2011-06-30Glacier National Park officials are warning visitors about a mountain lion that has displayed aggressive behavior toward people on busy trails in the Upper McDonald Creek Valley recently. On June 23, a woman and her niece were confronted by an adult, dark-colored mountain lion on the Sperry Trail near Lake McDonald Lodge.
Another mountain lion sighting reported
York News Times | 2011-06-07BRADSHAW — Another Bradshaw area resident has reported to the sheriff’s department that they’ve seen a mountain lion. That was the second call ina 24-hour time span.
4 Wisconsin men plead guilty to illegal mountain lion hunting
WTAQ | 2011-05-16When Wisconsin hunter Erick Steingraber posted an account about hunting mountain lions online, he gave Montana investigators the trail they needed. Steingraber is one of four Wisconsin men arrested for illegally hunting mountain lions north of Helena, Montana.
80th Anniversary of the Animal Damage Control Act -- No Celebration for Wildlife
Huffington Post | 2011-03-03This week marks the 80th anniversary of passage of the Animal Control Damage Control Act (7 USC 426-426c). It is not a time of celebration for wildlife in the United States; it is an anniversary of mourning -- for each one of the millions of coyotes, foxes, wolves, bears, mountain lions, bobcats, badgers, Canada geese, cormorants, black birds and other animals labeled as "pests" who have been killed under this Act.
Endangered panther found dead
Bradenton.com | 2011-03-04The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that a 4-year-old collared female was found Wednesday in the Picayune Strand State Forest in Collier County. It appeared she was killed by another panther, but necropsy would be required to confirm it.
From bounty-hunting to co-existing with cougars
Daily Camera | 2011-03-01Baron will speak about the changing relationship between people and mountain lions at the Erie Community Library on Thursday, March 10, at 7 p.m.
Cougar protection urged
North Island Gazette | 2011-01-28Say the word “cougar” on the North Island and people pay attention. Say that cougars need our protection, not vice versa, and you are probably in for an argument.
Tracking the elusive cougar: wildlife expert teaches technique to volunteers
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | 2011-02-03Perhaps it was the size. Or posture. Or beauty. Or wildness. Or instinctual human fear of large predators. Or, in Wisconsin, rarity.
G&F woes preceded jaguar capture
Arizona Daily Star | 2011-02-07In page after page of testimony, Arizona Game and Fish Department officials portrayed jaguar researcher Emil McCain as a man who manipulated, "played" and led them down a primrose path toward the capture of jaguar Macho B that ended in tragedy. But in the same testimony, the officials portrayed their department as one that was able to be played because it was plagued by internal problems, personality conflicts and poor communication.
The magic of cougars
The Victoria Times Colonist | 2010-01-24Cougars help make Vancouver Island what it is. Most of us never see one. But their existence confirms that the wildness at the heart of this land has not been lost as humans have claimed more and more space for their own.
Mountain Lion Sighted in Chesterfield
Fox 2 Now | 2011-01-21The Missouri Conservation Department Thursday confirmed photographs taken by Garrett Jensen of Chesterfield, Mo.
Hunting has put B.C. cougar population at risk, story and video
The Victoria Times Colonist | 2011-01-20Trophy hunting and habitat loss are putting B.C.'s cougar population at risk and provincial policies do not adequately protect the big cats, says a new report by three scientists from the Raincoast Conservation Foundation.
American cougars on the decline: 'We're running against the clock,' says big cat expe
Mongabay.com | 2011-01-19It holds the Guinness World Record for having the most names of any animal on the planet, with 40 in English alone. It's also the widest-ranging native land animal in the Americas, yet is declining throughout much of its range. Mongabay talks with big cat expert Dr. Howard Quigley about the status and research implications of the elusive, enigmatic, and unique cougar.
In Colorado, Hunting Mountain Lions to Help Desert Bighorns
New West Travel & Outdoors | 2011-01-14Wildlife officers are trying to help a herd of bighorn sheep in Colorado's Big Gypsum Valley for the third time since 1990. This time, officers will increase the herd’s odds by hunting any mountain lions that kill a sheep
Mountain-lion sightings focus of wildlife meeting
LJ World | 2011-01-07The increasing number of mountain-lion sightings were among the items discussed at a KDWP commission meeting Thursday at the Dole Institute of Politics in Lawrence.
Ray County mountain lion a Missouri rarity
Kansas City Star | 2011-01-04The body, a .22-caliber slug lodged in the brain, was sprawled on the autopsy table waiting for the scalpel.
Steinwand clarifies some questions on recent mountain lion shooting
Bismarck Tribune | 2010-12-31The story of the 15-year-old girl shooting a mountain lion near her home south of Bismarck has generated a lot of interest in various circles.
More Florida panthers born, but habitat shrinks
Herald Tribune | 2010-12-30Florida panthers this year gave birth to more kittens than in the previous three years, an indication that the panther population could be on the rise.
Vehicle hits, kills Florida panther in S.W. Fla.
Miami Herald - AP | 2010-12-20It was the 21st Florida panther death recorded this year. Officials say 16 of the panthers have been struck and killed by vehicles.
Mountain lions straying into more urban areas
San Francisco Chronicle | 2010-12-01"Anyplace cougars exist, animals wander past that urban-rural fringe," says wildlife biologist Rick Hopkins, who led a 12-year study of mountain lions in the Diablo Mountains near San Jose. "We're putting all our effort and energy into figuring out how cougars affect us. But we're the ones having the greater adverse effect."
No further sightings of mountain lion
Newark Post | 2010-11-12County Police reported they have received no further sightings of a cougar. A Pike Creek resident reported seeing the animal while walking his dog early Wednesday morning.
Official: Photos appear to show another mountain lion
Wichita Eagle | 2010-10-27A north-central Kansas archery deer hunter has added to the proof that mountain lions are roaming Kansas.
Cats, Big and Small, Roam the Tucson Mountains
University of Arizona | 2010-10-22For the first time, mountain lions and bobcats have been photographed as part of an in-depth monitoring study in the Tucson Mountains, a small island of habitat facing increasing segregation from surrounding natural areas because of urban sprawl and road construction.
Panther found dead in southeastern Lee County
Naples News | 2010-10-21An endangered Florida panther was found dead in southeastern Lee County during routine aerial monitoring this morning, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports.
FALLBROOK: State accuses ranch manager of illegally killing lion
North County Times | 2010-10-12The shooting of a collared mountain lion in a Fallbrook avocado grove in June has resulted in a criminal investigation against a ranch supervisor who state game wardens say illegally shot another lion earlier this year.
Visitors warned of mountain lion mother and cubs seen in Berkeley hills
Mercury News | 2010-10-04Officials at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and the Lawrence Hall of Science in the Berkeley hills are warning visitors to beware of mountain lions after a mother and her two cubs, along with deer and goat carcasses, were sighted recently.
The cougar vs. the landowner
Los Angeles Times | 2010-09-28For eight weeks, M56 moved relentlessly, guided by a primordial compass. He covered more than 100 miles and climbed from sea level to a mile high. He traversed saw-toothed mountains, navigated busy highways and furtively skirted suburban neighborhoods.
Berkeleyside Berkeley sunset The Gourmet Ghetto mountain lion: final word
Berkeleyside | 2010-09-28The Department of Fish and Game has completed the necroscopy of the mountain lion found in the Gourmet Ghetto on August 31. According to Warden Patrick Foy, the lion was a two-year old male, and had a “reasonably healthy weight”.
Bounding, Rebounding: Panthers Make A Comeback
NPR | 2010-09-24Big, meat-eating animals are in trouble. At least if they're not human.
8 Texas cougars save Florida panthers from extinction
The Seattle Times | 2010-09-24They didn't stay around long, but the eight lady cougars from Texas who temporarily set up housekeeping in southwest Florida in the late 1990s left a lasting impression.
Mountain lions called integral to the Black Hills
Rapid City Journal | 2010-09-20A New York state wildlife biologist dispelled Saturday what he called some of the myths about the dangers of mountain lions in the Black Hills.
Call for More FL Panther Habitat During America's Great Outdoors Tour
Public News Service | 2010-08-26More room to roam for the endangered Florida panther is the goal of a petition being delivered to the U.S. Department of the Interior during the "America's Great Outdoors" listening session in Orlando today.
Letters: Housing invades lion habitat
Argus Leader | 2010-07-20Even though I no longer live in South Dakota, the state is dear to me. Mountain lions are not the biggest problem in the Black Hills. Rather, overdevelopment is the cause of mountain lion issues in the Black Hills and many other problems.
Wildlife officials investigate mountain lion shooting deaths
Southern California Public Radio | 2010-07-20It's illegal to shoot mountain lions in California unless they're taking livestock or threatening people with immediate harm. Officials from the Department of Fish and Game have offered few details about the latest deaths.
At wildlife refuge, 2 native species fight it out
AZCentral | 2010-07-19State and federal authorities and environmental groups have fought for several years over a rule that sentences mountain lions to death if they kill too many sheep. In forcing people to intervene and make difficult choices, the dispute adds new layers to the debate over preserving native species.
Western Neb. woman says she spotted mountain lion
Action 3 News Omaha | 2010-07-18Authorities are checking into reports of a possible mountain lion in western Nebraska after a Dawes County Sheriff's employee reported seeing one near the courthouse.
How Is Urbanization Affecting Mountain Lions?
KPBS | 2010-07-14San Diego is a wildlife researcher's paradise. We have an abundance of different kinds of native species in our county the most of any county in the US. But we are also a test case in how we are handling that diversity and our grades are mixed.
2 charged with illegal lion kill
KCAU-TV abc | 2010-07-05Two men are charged in federal court with killing a mountain lion within the boundaries of Mount Rushmore National Park where hunting is not allowed.
Yet Another Florida Panther Killed on a Road
Care 2 | 2010-07-01Another Florida panther has been killed by a car, the 10th known panther killed by a car so far in 2010. At least 3 more panthers have died from other causes, and as there are estimated to be just 110 Florida panthers alive today these deaths are
Florida panther struck and killed by car
Florida AP | 2010-06-25The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the 16- to 18-month-old cat was found early Thursday along a road near Immokalee.
Cougar regs may change
Jackson Hole Daily | 2010-06-22Today is the final day to comment on proposed cougar regulations that could mean more cats are killed by people next season.
State releases photo of cougar in Upper Peninsula
Detroit Free Press | 2010-06-23Michigan officials say a blurry photo is yet one more piece of evidence that cougars are back a century after apparently vanishing in the state.
Dead panther found in Hendry County
News-Press.com FL | 2010-06-01A 12-14-month-old male panther was found dead on the shoulder of County Road 833 in Hendry County this morning.
Mountain lion management plan angers conservationists
Yuma Sun | 2010-06-01Ecologists and conservationists are calling the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's new mountain lion management plan a way to continue killing rare desert lions so it can manage the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge as a bighorn sheep game farm.
Panther found dead at Corkscrew trailhead
Naples News | 2010-03-15A dead Florida panther was found over the weekend along Corkscrew Road at at a Corkscrew Marsh trailhead in Collier County.
Environmental groups file lawsuit to protect panthers
Hearld Tribune - Florida | 2010-02-22Wilderness losses have prompted five environmental groups, including the powerful Sierra Club, to sue the federal government for failing to protect Florida panthers as required by the Endangered Species Act.
Maybe you can be too safe
By The Kansas City Star Editorial Board | 2010-02-15His law also protects Kansans from the dangers posed by wolves. Wildlife officials note there haven’t even been rumors of wolves in the state (they are endangered and federally protected) in 40 years. No word yet on whether Holmes will add Bengal tigers and Great White sharks to the open season list.
Kansas lawmaker proposes that hunters be allowed to target mountain lions
KansasCity.com | 2010-02-10A Kansas legislator is proposing that hunters be allowed to target mountain lions in the state. Rep. Mitch Holmes, a St. John Republican, said Monday more mountain lions were being seen in the state, and the animals endangered livestock and farmers.
Humane Society ranks N.D. low on animal protection laws
Grand Forks Herald | 2010-02-10North Dakota ranks near the bottom and Minnesota in the middle in a 50-state ranking by the Humane Society of the United States on a wide range of animal protection laws.
Bigger fines pitched to fight poaching
Argus Leader | 2010-01-20Given the penalties for poaching in South Dakota, conservationists say it's cheaper for someone to illegally shoot a trophy mule deer than it is to pay for a guided hunt.
State should outlaw killing of rare species
State should outlaw killing of rare species | 2009-12-21What a sad day for the state of Iowa when beautiful species as the mountain lion is killed for no other justification than to have a taxidermist mount it into a full mount.
Panthera: Mountain lions in Iowa? Maybe next year.
Panthera, Huffington Post | 2009-12-21On Monday afternoon, a hunter in eastern Iowa had the rare luck to see a mountain lion. Mountain lions, like most wild cats, are secretive creatures and are notoriously hard to see in the wild. And, not only does this hunter get to see a mountain lion, he gets to see the first one that has been seen in the state in 5 years.
Big Sur Land Trust advances conservation goals in Gabilan watershed
Tachel Zentz - The Californian | 2009-12-18The Big Sur Land Trust announced today it has received the donation of a conservation easement on the 1,107-acre Colinas Ranch owned by Dr. Ron and Mrs. Linda Stoney.
Group asks court to stop lion trapping
Yuma Sun | 2009-12-14The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity filed briefs last week in federal court seeking to prevent the Arizona Game and Fish Department from trapping mountain lions in areas where jaguars have been known to reside.
Why doesn't GF&P relocate cougars that wander into city?
Kevin Woster Rapid City Journal | 2009-11-30John Kanta listened to people cry, swear and complain in the days following the killing of a mountain lion that was found in a Storybook Island neighborhood.
Three Florida panthers killed by cars
Kevin Lollar- news-press.com Florida | 2009-11-03Vehicles have killed three Florida panthers since Oct. 19, including a female kitten hit Sunday on County Road 833 in Collier County.
Two recent panther deaths confound biologists
Eric Staats, Naples News | 2009-10-20A case of a Florida panther found dead in an orange grove east of Ave Maria has been turned over to federal investigators. The cause of death is unknown, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologist Dave Onorato said Monday.
There's Nothing So Rare as a Cougar in Missouri
Wall Street Journal - JUSTIN SCHECK | 2009-10-19When Jeff Beringer got a Sunday-night call from a deer hunter who said he had shot an aggressive mountain lion last fall, he whipped the Missouri Mountain Lion Response Team into action.
Florida panther No. 113 now a mother
News-Press.com, Florida | 2009-10-08No one knew panther No. 113 was a mom until a camera, paid for by Southwest Florida schoolchildren, captured an image of the tawny mother and her cub.
Arizona Cougar Shooting Plan Misguided
PEER Press Release -Daniel Patterson & Kirsten Stade | 2009-10-08Federal and state agencies are on the verge of biological malpractice in their plans to continue “lethal removals” of a small, shrinking cougar population based in Arizona’s Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, according to comments filed by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).
Florida panther found dead in Hendry County
AP - Miami Herald | 2009-10-07State wildlife officials say a Florida panther was found dead on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian reservation in Hendry County.
Lawsuit coming if panthers aren't protected, environmental groups say
Eric Staats, Naples News | 2009-09-29A courtroom could be the next stop for a push to designate millions of acres in South Florida as critical habitat for the endangered Florida panther.
Fish and Game reports possible mountain lion sighting in Barnstead
Brendan Berube - Salmon Press, NH | 2009-09-23The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department reported late last week that one of its staff members spotted what they believed to be a mountain lion in Barnstead while following up on a routine report of a mountain lion sighting.
Shorter cougar-hunting season to be restudied
Tony Davis - Arizona Daily Star | 2009-09-14The emotional, divisive conflict over the length of the mountain-lion-hunting season is clearly not over, two years after a unanimous Arizona Game and Fish Commission vote to cut it from year-round to nine months.
Panther killed on I-75
Naples News | 2009-09-10A Florida panther was struck and killed by a vehicle over the weekend on Interstate 75, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported.
Should Arizona sell sheep tags to lions?
Emily | 2009-08-27That's right, the Kofa offers a "once in a lifetime sheep hunt" according to AGFD who has separated the Kofa into 3 Game Management Units, and sells tags for each one. The hunter success rate has averaged 89% over the last 20 years. So, just to recap, the message AGFD is sending is: A) You have the right to kill protected sheep as long as you pay a fee to the state, and 2) It's okay for humans to kill sheep for fun, but not for lions to kill sheep for subsistence.
Are authorities dealing with the mountain lion population appropriately? -Glendale News-Press poll
Glendale News Press | 2009-08-2447% say -No. We should remember who came first, and treat our wild neighbors with more respect.
Woman says she encountered mountain lion on Deer Valley trail
Patrick Parkinson - Park Record - Park City, UT | 2009-08-20Stefanie Wilson said she almost came face to face with the animal on the trail connecting Queen Esther Drive with Snowtop. A Park City woman said she was not injured when she nearly confronted a mountain lion Aug. 5 in Deer Valley.
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