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Saturday, March 13th, 2010
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife to hold public hearing regarding changes in Cougar Hunting Rules
Runs through Saturday, March 13th, 2010
Time & Place
Natural Resources Building First Floor, Room 172 1111 Washington St. SE Olympia, Washington 98501
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife to hold public hearing regarding changes in Cougar Hunting Rules.
March 13th, 2010 -1:30PM - Please send your comments today!
Natural Resources Building
First Floor, Room 172
1111 Washington St. SE
Olympia, Washington 98501
Thursday, March 18th, 2010
"Staying Safe in Bear, Lion and Wolf Country" Workshop
Time & Place
6:30 - 9:30 PM
Snow King Resort, Teton Room, Jackson, Wyoming
Thursday, June 24th, 2010
Presentation on cougars in Herington, Kansas
Time & Place
Commission Meeting 1:30 PM, General Public Comment Session 7:00 PM, Tour 9:00 AM
Herington Community Building
THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND PARKS Commission meeting is at 1:30 p.m. on June 24 at the Herington Community Building in Herington. One of the highlights of the meeting will be a report on mountain lion populations in Kansas by Matt Peek. A general public comment session will be part of the 7 p.m. portion of the meeting. Persons wanting to may tour Herington Airport businesses before the meeting. Meet at the Community Building at 9 a.m. for the tour
Monday, July 26th, 2010
Comments due July 26th for South Dakota's draft five-year management plan for mountain lions.
In 2005, the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department instituted the state’s first-ever open mountain lion season. Since then, 112 mountain lions have been taken in five seasons by hunters specifically pursuing the carnivorous mammal, which is also known as a cougar.
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
Wyoming Game & Fish Comission Meeting July 28th & 29th - Saratoga, Wyoming
Runs through Thursday, July 29th, 2010
The regulations, proposed by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, would exclude many types of mountain lion deaths that currently count toward overall hunting quotas.
Deaths that count toward the quota would change from "any human-caused mountain lion death documented by the department" to "any legal or illegal human-caused mountain lion death, excluding mountain lions taken by the department, mountain lions[killed for causing damage to property]
, and known natural or accidental mountain lion deaths," said Tim Fuchs, wildlife supervisor for the Game and Fish Jackson Region.
The rules would also eliminate distinctions between male and female cats that could be killed by hunters.
That means Area 2 north of Jackson would go from an overall quota of seven human-caused deaths, with a limit of three females, to an overall hunting quota of five of either sex. Area 29, south of town, would go from an overall quota of nine, with a four-female limit, to a hunting quota of six.
Eliminating the female limit "gives a much truer picture" for wildlife managers to use when deciding how many cats should be hunted in a given hunt area, Fuchs said.
Fuchs said areas 2 and 29 would still be managed so that the number of mountain lions in those hunting areas will remain high enough to produce a surplus of cats that contributes animals to the region.
Conservation groups, however, say the changes could mean people kill more mountain lions in Wyoming.
Sara Carlson, director of programs and operations for The Cougar Fund, said the proposed changes would be a huge step backward for Wyoming's cougar population.
"Wyoming refuses to utilize peer-reviewed research to manage cougars and is falling victim to politics," she said in an e-mail.
People can see the proposed changes at gf.state.wy.us/admin/Regs/index.asp.
Written comments will be accepted through 5 p.m. today by mailing: Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Regulations, 3030 Energy Lane, Casper, WY 82604. All comments will be presented to the Game and Fish Commission before its July 28-29 meeting in Saratoga.
Monday, May 2nd, 2011
10th WAFWA Mountain Lion Workshop
Runs through Friday, May 6th, 2011
Time & Place
The Workshop theme is “Cougars: Conservation, Connectivity, and Population Management.” The workshop will also include a Wild Felid Research and Management Association panel discussion on wild felid management issues in the Americas.
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Stop Killing Wildlife in Boulder
Marc Bekoff | 2012-08-31Marc Bekoff speaks out against the recent killing of a cougar in Boulder.
Nebraska Approves First Cougar Hunt
The Cougar Fund | 2013-07-29The Cougar Fund's reaction to Nebraska's decision to allow its first cougar hunt.
Failing the American Lion
Lynn Cullens, Tim Dunbar, Amy Rodrigues for Animal Welfare Institute Quarterly | 2012-10-01The authors of this article discuss the persecution lions continue to face in many estern states, where they are still legally hunted despite great uncertainty as to their numbers and continued viability.
COUGAR KITTENS EMPERILED BY WYOMING GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT
Stop Killing Wildlife in Boulder
Marc Bekoff | 2012-08-31Marc Bekoff speaks out against the recent killing of a cougar in Boulder.
Hunt Area from which Cache Creek cougars were removed should be closed
Franz Camenzind, PhD | 2012-02-17This opinion piece was submitted to the Jackson Hole News and Guide.
WGFD says 'we could have shot them all'
Lisa Rullman, Development Director, The Cougar Fund | 2012-02-06This piece was submitted to local and state newspapers February 6, 2012.
Idaho Press Release 7/8/08
Emorie Broemel, Communications Coordinator | 2009-02-04A miniature donkey was attacked by a cougar in Horseshoe Bend, Idaho this week
Nebraska hunters could be targeting mountain lions by next winter
David Hendee, World Herald | 2013-01-19Despite an estimated small cougar population, Nebraska may allow cougar hunting beginning next winter.
South Dakota Comments on Draft Mgmt. Plan July 2010
Sara Carlson | 2010-07-26
North Dakota Press Release 8/6/08
Emorie Broemel, Communications Coordinator | 2009-02-04
Wyoming Letter to Game & Fish June 22, 2010
Wolf hunt is not just about numbers
Franz Camenzind | 2013-01-23A look at why numbers don't tell the whole story of the impact of hunting predators.
Comments on Montana's 2010 Hunting Quotas
The Cougar Fund | 2010-05-12
Nevada wildlife chief resigns at governor's request
Sandra Chereb, Associated Press | 2013-01-30The director of the Nevada Department of Wildlife resigned abruptly Wednesday at the request of Gov. Brian Sandoval following months of pressure from representatives in rural Nevada over deer management and agency efforts to stave off federal protection for sage grouse.
Comments to WA RE: Pilot Cougar Program Amendments
The Cougar Fund | 2010-03-12
Sara Carlson, Director of Programs & Operations | 2009-02-04
Wildlife groups criticize shooting of mountain lion cubs in Half Moon Bay
Aaron Kinney - Mercury News | 2012-12-05The shooting of two mountain lion cubs has prompted an outcry from wildlife advocates and reignited a debate about balancing public safety with the welfare of the region's apex predator.
Sara Carlson, Director of Programs & Operations | 2009-02-04
Lion shot after wandering through western Rapid City neighborhood
Kevin Woster - Rapid City Journal | 2012-10-17Rapid City police and state Game, Fish & Parks Department officers shoot cougar with shotgun three times before killing it.
Sara Carlson, Director of Programs & Operations | 2009-02-04
Trail camera snaps cougar in central Illinois
St. Louis Post-Dispatch | 2012-10-30This is only the fourth confirmed sighting of a cougar since the cats were driven from Illinois in the 1870s.
Mountain Lion Policies Creating More Problems
Dean Flage Radpid City Journal | 2012-08-18
New Mexico, 7/21/08
Sara Carlson, Director of Programs & Operations | 2009-02-04
Hunting quotas for mountain lions on FWP agenda
Eve Byron | 2012-06-13The proposal coming before the (Montana) commission would increase the number of lions that can be taken to 517, which is about 50 to 100 more than in the past few years.
Game and Fish should come clean on cougars
Thomas D. Mangelsen and Cara Blessley Lowe | 2012-03-14
Residents: Close Cache Creek for Cougars
Cory Hatch, Jackson Hole News and Guide | 2012-02-22
Dog Chases Mountain Lion Up Los Altos Tree
Bob Redell, NBC Bay Area | 2012-02-21The California Department of Fish and Game reported to an upscale home on La Barranca and Elena roads in Los Altos Tuesday morning to respond to the report of a mountain lion 30 to 40 feet up a tree.
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.
Fish and Game Commission chief slammed for killing mountain lion
Paul Rogers - San Jose Mercury News | 2012-02-17
Cougar family deserved protection
Lisa Rullman, Casper Star Tribune | 2012-02-11The rest of the story about the Cache Creek cougars.
4th cougar kitten found
Cory Hatch, Jackson Hole Daily | 2012-02-03Three kittens caught. Four cougars total. (Despite newspaper title.)
3rd Cougar Kitten Found
Corey Hatch, Jackson Hole News and Guide | 2012-02-03WY Game and Fish still plans to move cougar family far from its home range.
Game and Fish releases mountain lions
Kelsey Dayton, Casper Star Tribune | 2012-02-04Wyoming Game and Fish Department staff members released a mountain lion family in an undisclosed location between Lander and Rawlins on Friday.
Game and Fish fuels fear of cougars
Rick Hopkins | 2012-02-01
Game and Parks Releases Trapped Mountain Lion
Lincoln Journal Star | 2012-01-30
Group: Set Cougar Free
Cory Hatch, Jackson Hole Daily | 2012-01-27
The Cougar Fund asks WY Game and Fish Department to free mother cougar
Jackson Hole News and Guide | 2012-01-27
Cougar Family May Die Because of Government Trappers
Marc Bekoff | 2012-01-26
Ask Wyoming Officials to Reunite Cougar Family
PETA | 2012-01-26
Cache Creek lioness caged, kits still roam
Cory Hatch | 2012-01-25Game and Fish responds to fears for human safety; critics say move is a death sentence.
Mountain Lions Spotted Near Cache Creek Trails
Jackson Hole Daily - Rich Anderson | 2012-01-23A mountain lion with two approximately 7-month-old kittens were spotted Saturday near the Cache Creek trailhead, prompting Bridger-Teton National Forest officials to alert residents and trail users.
Dead lion killing tourism?
Kevin | 2012-06-24Rapid City lost a tourist when police officers blasted a mountain lion in a parking lot near the downtown area just before 1 a.m. on June 15. Take the poll: Do you believe that shooting a mountain lion is the best way to handle one that wanders into a city?
Mountain lion shot to death in Redwood City yard
San Francisco Chronicle | 2011-03-29A mountain lion that wandered into a residential neighborhood in Redwood City was shot to death this morning in a backyard. A state Department of Fish and Game warden "dispatched the animal" with two rifle shots shortly before noon after authorities concluded that it was too risky to try to tranquilize the cougar, said Fish and Game Lt. Todd Ajari.
Eastern Cougar Is Declared Extinct, With an Asterisk
New York Times | 2011-03-03Seven decades after the last reported sighting of the eastern cougar, the federal Fish and Wildlife Service declared it extinct Wednesday and recommended that it be removed from the nation’s endangered species list.
Federal researchers declare eastern cougar extinct
AP | 2011-03-02The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday declared the eastern cougar to be extinct, confirming a widely held belief among wildlife biologists that native populations of the big cat were wiped out by man a century ago.
ND rancher finds 4 mountain lions in barn
Valleynewslive.com | 2010-01-21Watford City area rancher shot and killed four mountain lions after finding them eating a deer carcass they had dragged inside a barn.
SD MOUNTAIN LION MANAGEMENT PLAN—PUBLIC COMMENTS
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks | 2011-01-12Only 13 (or 12%) of the people who responded were in favor of current mountain lion management/hunting objectives in South Dakota.
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.
Lion hunting closes in southwest districts
Great Falls Tribune | 2010-12-03Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announced today that hunting of all female mountain lions in southwestern Montana hunting districts 321 and 332, which include portions of Beaver-head, Silver Bow, and Deer Lodge counties, closes half an hour after sunset on Friday.
Boys Gone Wild in an Agency Turned Rogue
alibi.com | 2010-11-16In your face! That’s Jim Lane of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish on his Facebook page on Oct. 29. There he high-fives his staff, precisely: “We kicked butt yesterday.” How so? Lane, chief bureaucrat of the department’s Wildlife Management Division, is boasting of his/their victory at Ruidoso on Oct. 28 where a complicit Game Commission sided with the department on huge increases in killing bears and cougars for recreation and also (bogus) for public safety.
State files charges against Hills men accused of illegally harvesting mountain lion
Rapid City Journal | 2010-11-02Two local men accused of illegally killing a mountain lion on federal property last January are now facing state charges for unlawful possession of big game.
Mountain lion hunting closes in parts of SW Montana
KBZK.com | 2010-11-02Mountain lion hunting in two southwest Montana districts has closed until December.
Black Bear, Cougar Kill Limit Raised
Albuqureque Journal | 2010-10-29Despite a wave of opposition, the state Game Commission on Thursday voted to sharply increase the number of black bears and cougars that can be killed annually in New Mexico.
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.
Raising Cougar Hunt Limits Strains Credulity
Animal Protection of New Mexico | 2010-10-26So far this year, fewer than 200 cougars have been killed in New Mexico — though 490 kills are allowed.
Oregon Zoo sends twin orphaned cougar cubs to a new home
Oregon Live.com | 2010-10-26The Oregon Zoo this week shipped off two orphaned cougar cubs to a new permanent home at the Western North Carolina Nature Center. The 10-week-old cubs, brothers, bring to six the number of orphaned cougars the zoo has cared for in a little over a year.
Game and Parks investigating report of mountain lion in southeast Nebraska area
The Journal | 2010-10-22Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is investigating an unconfirmed report of a mountain lion sighting in the Beaver Lake and Union area.
Mountain lions poached near Cokeville
trib.com | 2010-10-20Wyoming Game and Fish Department game wardens are seeking the poachers who shot and killed a female mountain lion and its kitten about two weeks ago.
Teen Attacked By Mountain Lion
KKTV.com - Colorado | 2010-10-19Kendra Rutter was attacked by a mountain lion when she pulled off a rural road to check on a car problem. The attack happened on County Road 51 in Divide.
Crews Continue Search After Second Mountain Lion Sighting
Local News 8 | 2010-10-19People around Idaho Falls are on alert again after Idaho Fish and Game received reports of a mountain lion sighting.
Mountain lion caught, killed
Redding.com | 2010-10-12A 2½-year old mountain lion that took off with a 75-pound goat Friday was captured and killed by a Department of Fish and Game trapper Saturday morning.
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.
Possible Lion Sighting Near Alliance Unconfirmed
AM 610 KCSR | 2010-10-12The Nebraska Game and Parks investigated a possible mountain lion sighting near Alliance Friday evening. A rancher initially contacted officials after seeing what he thought to be a lion. Officials were unable to find any evidence of the big cat, but are not ruling out the possibility.
A mountain lion in far East Texas?
Statesman Journal | 2010-10-15I got the photo more than a week ago, a tiny image on my cell phone but plainly a mountain lion.
Commission sets lion kill at 50
Rapid City Journal | 2010-10-08The South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Commission set a 2011 mountain lion season Thursday with a maximum kill of 50 cats, including five in Custer State Park.
Groups: NM cougar hunt quota is too high
Artesia News | 2010-10-08A revised plan by the state Game and Fish Department would allow more cougars to be hunted and could push the animal to the brink of extinction in New Mexico, some environmentalists claim.
2011 Mtn Lion Hunting Season To Be Finalized
KOTA radio 1380 | 2010-10-04The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission is expected to finalize the 2011 mountain lion hunting season when they meet next week in Spearfish Canyon.
ODFW biologists capture, kill young cougar in Corvallis
Oregon Live.com | 2010-09-23Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials trapped and killed a cougar in Corvallis, an incident officials say highlights the growing presence of the large cat in the area.
Oregon House to hear report on cougar control
Mail Tribune | 2010-09-20Oregon legislators will hear Tuesday how wildlife experts from across the West either laud or loathe the state's much-maligned study in which agents killed 101 cougars to test whether it would improve elk herds and reduce human-safety complaints and livestock damage.
Cougar's first visit is his last
Omaha World Herald | 2010-09-15The cougar and Griz the dog zipped past Schledewitz and vanished around the corner of the farmhouse. She estimated the distance between herself and the cougar as twice the length of her living room.
Cougar at the door
Idaho Mountain Express & Guide | 2010-09-13Two Gimlet residents got a shock last week when they arrived home to find a mountain lion waiting in their living room.
Cougar seen in residential Choteau neighborhood
Choteau Acantha | 2010-09-07A Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks game warden on Thursday said that resident who lives on the northwest side of Choteau observed a mountain lion in her backyard at about 11 p.m. on Sept. 1.
Bear, Cougar, Antelope Hunting On NM Game Commission Agenda
AmmoLand | 2010-08-25The State Game Commission will hear proposals and public comments about hunting seasons and licensing rules for bears, cougars, pronghorn antelope and deer at its meeting Saturday, Aug. 28, in Albuquerque.
Roseburg's cougar sightings prompt reactions
NR Today | 2010-08-25Two young men who come to Gaddis Park almost every day seemed unfazed Thursday to hear a cougar has been spotted near the park, which is in the middle of Roseburg.
Black Bear, Mountain Lion License Deadline
Winded Bowhunter | 2010-08-18For mountain lion licenses, hunters may purchase a mountain lion hunting license at all FWP offices, FWP license providers, or online at ['_trackEvent','outbound-article','fwp.mt.gov']);">fwp.mt.gov , under Online Services.
GF&P proposes lion license fee increase
Rapid City Journal | 2010-08-16The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission proposed bumping up mountain lion licensing fees when it suggested changes for the 2011 season.
GF&P 50-lion limit proposal higher than staff recommends
Rapid City Journal | 2010-08-09For the second straight year, the state Game, Fish & Parks Commission is proposing a mountain lion season that would kill more cats than its staff recommended.
No prairie chicken season in North Dakota this season, but cougar quota increases
Bismarck Tribune | 2010-08-05North Dakota wildlife officials have decided to close the prairie chicken hunting season this year but increase the number of mountain lions that can be killed in the western part of the state.
Letters: S.D. poorly manages lions
Argus Leader -Thomas Mangelsen | 2010-08-02As usual, South Dakota's mountain lion management plan reflects a desire to maximize hunter "harvest" and ignores the science of cougar management.
Twain Harte man kills mountain lion
Union Democrat | 2010-07-30A Twain Harte man legally shot and killed a mountain lion Tuesday night when it returned to his property after killing one of his sheep.
Officials investigate reports of mountain lion sightings
Jamestown Sun | 2012-07-12While some reports of a possible mountain lion in the Jamestown area have been investigated by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, it appears most sightings that may have occurred in the last weeks have gone unreported, according to Rodd Compson, assistant wildlife biologist with Game and Fish in Jamestown.
GF&P releases five-year mountain lion management plan
Daily Republic | 2010-07-07In 2005, the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department instituted the state’s first-ever open mountain lion season. Since then, 112 mountain lions have been taken in five seasons by hunters specifically pursuing the carnivorous mammal, which is also known as a cougar.
GF&P to slash lion population
Black Hills Pioneer | 2010-07-06State wildlife managers want to lower the mountain lion population in the Black Hills by 80 animals.
Public input sought on state's mountain lion management plan
Arugus Leader | 2010-07-02The state Game, Fish and Parks Department is offering citizens an opportunity to review a draft of a new five-year management plan for mountain lions.
State says cougars are here, but only in UP
Detroit Free Press | 2010-06-24A flash of a cougar's hindquarters and distinctive tail was all that showed up on the film, but it was enough to confirm to state wildlife officials another cougar in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Mountain lion spotted, diverted to open field with pepper balls
Mercury News | 2010-06-17A few Gilroy residents awoke today to spot a young mountain lion roaming through their neighborhoods, and when police finally caught up to the wild animal, they lured it safely away to an open field.
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.
Wildlife officers kill lion after report of Walker attack
Daily Courier | 2010-06-14Arizona Game and Fish Department officials killed a mountain lion Friday near the home where a Walker resident said a lion attacked him Sunday.
Prescott man reportedly attacked by mountain lion
AZcentral.com | 2010-06-09Authorities have called off the search for a mountain lion suspected of attacking a Prescott man on Sunday night.
GF&P commissioner who faced term-limit suit resigns
Rapid City Journal | 2010-06-15An Aberdeen man who has served on the state Game, Fish & Parks Commission has resigned after being sued by a frequent critic of the board.
Presentation on cougars in Kansas on Thursday afternoon, June 24th, in Herington
Eastern Cougar Foundation | 2010-06-08THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND PARKS Commission meeting is at 1:30 p.m. on June 24 at the Herington Community Building in Herington.
Refuge plan for lions, sheep complete
Yuma Sun | 2010-05-24Under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's new mountain lion management plan, when the bighorn sheep population on the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge is above 800, if a mountain lion kills two or more bighorn sheep within a six-month period, it won't have to be lethally removed from the refuge
Ben Lomond man reports dead mountain lion found in Love Creek
Mercury News | 2010-05-17
DNR Searching For Cougar That Attacked Heifer
News Channel 3 - Madison | 2010-05-19An attack on a year-old heifer in Juneau County over the weekend will be noted as a historic event in Wisconsin wildlife evolution, the first occurrence of a cougar taking down a domestic animal in more than 100 years, experts said Tuesday.
Meetings Planned On Wyo. Cougar Hunting Season
Meetings Planned On Wyo. Cougar Hunting Season | 2010-05-11State wildlife officials are sponsoring public meetings in northeast Wyoming on recommendations for mountain lion hunting season over the next three years.
Mountain Lion Shot And Killed In Sheridan
AP - Wyoming | 2011-05-11Police shot and killed a mountain lion that was spotted in the bushes of someone's backyard in a Sheridan residential area.
Washington State draft hunting regulations available for review
Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife | 2010-05-04If you would like to have a copy mailed to you, please call (360) 902-2515, or request a copy in writing at the address listed above. These proposals will be presented to the Fish and Wildlife Commission at their June 4-5, 2010 meeting in Spokane. The Commission will consider adopting or amending these regulations at their August 6-7, 2010 meeting in Olympia.
Three lions found in subdivision near Hot Springs: Two killed, one driven away
Rapid City Journal | 2010-05-03When a pet goat and a deer were discovered killed the morning of April 20 behind a home in the Eagle Valley Subdivision, less than a mile east of Hot Springs, there was little doubt what caused the deaths.
Mountain Lion Tranquilized Near Pine Ridge
KCSR South Dakota | 2010-04-28A South Dakota family was startled this morning (Tuesday) when they discovered a mountain lion had taken residence underneath one of their vehicles. According to Rob Goodman, Biologist with the Oglala Sioux Parks and Recreation Authority, the male mountain lion was spotted at a residence 8 miles east of Pine Ridge at approximately 7 o’clock this morning.
FWP seeks comment on lion season regs
Great Falls Tribune - MT | 2010-04-23Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks commissioners have proposed two alternatives for mountain lion hunting season regulations in FWP Region 6 outside of lion Hunting Districts 680 and 690.
Hendee: Big cats roam through the state
Omaha.com | 2010-04-20Nine of the 12 confirmed observations of mountain lions in Nebraska since about Thanksgiving were where wildlife biologists expected to see them in the rocky canyons and hills of the Pine Ridge.
Lead veterinarian sues to oust GF&P commissioner
Rapid City Journal | 2010-04-20A frequent critic of the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has asked a judge to bar a commissioner from finishing his term on the panel that sets rules for hunting, fishing and other outdoors activities because he has served too long.
Mountain lion hunting season ends in 2 counties
Billings Gazette | 2010-04-06Montana wildlife officials say mountain lion hunting season will end after sunset today for parts of Gallatin and Park counties.
Local Men plead no contest in '08 mountain lion shooting
Napa Valley Register | 2010-04-05Four men have pleaded no contest to their involvement in shooting a mother mountain lion and her cubs.
House OKs bills to protect hunting, alter nominations to wildlife panel
Arizona Daily Star | 2010-03-30Patterson also said he believes the system HB 2189 would set up is skewed, saying the screening panel members who would represent hunting would come "mostly from the side of trophy hunting, less emphasis on habitat protection."
Most comments so far seek fewer lions
Rapid City Journal | 2010-04-01Public comments have been consistent across the state in a series of Game, Fish & Parks Department meetings on mountain lions: We have too many.
Predator control not the key to more deer
Elko Daily Free Press | 2010-04-03NDOW has shown in a well-done monograph published in 2004 that recent deer numbers are related, primarily, to habitat issues. Furthermore, NDOW does not own or control the deer habitat in this state and therefore cannot be expected to run a deer farm operation, even if it wanted to do so.
GF&P: Cougars Not Major Presence In Area
Press & Dakotan | 2010-03-25A mountain lion was shot six years ago inside Yankton, but the animals are not considered a major presence in southeast South Dakota, according to a state Game, Fish and Parks official.
Big Cat Caught
ABQ Journal | 2010-03-22When Monica Apodaca heard a mountain lion had been seen prowling Santa Fe on Tuesday, she worried about her husband, who has been working outdoors in the area of the sightings.
Mountain Lion meetings planned
Midwest Agent | 2010-03-17"We are in the process of updating South Dakota's mountain lion management plan," Tony Leif, GFP Wildlife Division director said. "An important early step in that process is to gather public input."
Mountain Lion Hunting to Close in Districts 211 and 216
KECI Missoula | 2010-03-15The hunting of all mountain lions in western Montana hunting districts 211 and 216, which includes portions of Granite and Missoula counties, will close one-half hour after sunset on Friday, March 12, 2010.
LETTER: GF&P causing problems, not fixing them
Rapid City Journal | 2010-03-11Once again the Guns, Fees & Politics (GF&P) Commission has proclaimed another successful mountain lion hunting season. Not hard to do when you have no clue what you are doing other than economically exploiting a natural resource!
GF&P to hold statewide public meetings on mountain lions
Argus Leader | 2010-03-11State Game, Fish & Parks Department officials will be on the road over the next few weeks visiting with South Dakota citizens about mountain lions. We are in the process of updating South Dakota's mountain lion management plan,” said Tony Leif, GF&P Wildlife Division director. “An important early step in that process is to gather public input.”
Mountain lion attacks goat in Portola Valley
Oakland Tribune | 2010-02-26A mountain lion attacked a pygmy goat in a Portola Valley backyard last week and then scampered off when a woman rushed out of her house screaming and waving her flashlight at it, authorities reported.
South Dakota Mountain lion season closed as hunters reach limit
Rapid City Journal | 2010-02-11The mountain lion hunting season in the Black Hills closed Wednesday after 40 lions were reported killed for the 2010 season –- the limit set by the state Department of Game, Fish & Parks.
Fish and Game awaits word on cougar
Idaho Mountain Express & Guide | 2010-02-04After a mountain lion was involved in a spate of confrontations with dogs last week in Bellevue, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game continues to monitor the situation.
Mountain lion tally now at 26
Rapid City Journal | 2010-02-03As of late Tuesday, 26 mountain lions have been killed in South Dakota’s 2010 mountain lion hunting season.
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.
Mountain lion tally at 18
Rapid City Journal | 2010-01-19So far this week, 45 percent of the licenses have been filled in the third week of South Dakota’s 2010 mountain lion hunting season. More than half of the limit on female mountain lions has been reached.
With mountain lion killed Monday, count up to 15 in Black Hills
Rapid City Journal | 2010-01-13Hunters killed two mountain lions in the Black Hills over the weekend and another on Monday, raising the season total to 15.
14 cats killed so far in mountain lion hunting season
Argus Leader | 2010-01-12The 2010 mountain lion season started Jan. 1 and a total of 14 cats have been harvested as of today - five males and nine females.
Mountain lion sedated, relocated from Boulder's Uni Hill
Daily Camera - Boulder, CO | 2010-01-07The Colorado Division of Wildlife sedated and removed a juvenile mountain lion from Boulder's University Hill neighborhood on Wednesday morning.
Legislature roundup: Bill would create permit to kill aggressive mountain lions
Journal Star | 2010-01-08A bill introduced Wednesday on the first day of the legislative session would create a permit allowing farmers and ranchers to kill mountain lions that prey on livestock.
Mountain lion killed Wednesday
Black Hills Pioneer | 2010-01-11A seventh female mountain lion was killed Wednesday. The lion was shot 1 mile northwest of Hayward.
Lion hunting districts closed
Great Falls Tribune - Montana | 2009-01-05Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks today announced that it has closed all mountain lion hunting in four hunting districts in southwest Montana and that it will close two in western Montana because quotas have been met there.
Nine mountain lions killed in South Dakota season count
Rapid City Journal | 2010-01-04As of Sunday, nine mountain lions have been killed in South Dakota’s 2010 mountain lion hunting season. Of the nine mountain lions harvested, six are females, according to the informational hotline of the state Department of Game, Fish & Parks.
Game Warden found guilty of hunting violation
Buffalo Bulletin - Grant Smith | 2009-12-10In a trial that attempted to put hard definitions on the abstract concepts of fair chase and proper sportsmanship while hunting, Lusk resident and former Kaycee Wyoming Game and Fish Department Game Warden Brady Vandeburg was found guilty in Johnson County Circuit Court on one charge of failing to immediately take or release a treed mountain lion.
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.
Hunt success: A mixed bag this season hunter success
Great Falls Tribune - Montana | 2009-12-04Hunter success varied this season by both species and location but one certainty permeated check station reports — mule deer harvests plummeted because both mule deer numbers and the number of permits to hunt them are down.
Firearm hunters take 53,641 deer, two report mountain lion encounters
The Chadron Record | 2009-12-03Hunters harvested 53,641 deer in Nebraska during the recent firearm season, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. The 10-day season also saw at least two hunters in the Pine Ridge area who had close encounters with mountain lions.
G&FP kills lion captured near Storybook Island
Emilie Rusch - Rapid City Journal | 2009-11-20A 2-year-old mountain lion was found in a city neighborhood near Storybook Island on Thursday morning.
Montana's big-game hunting season ends; no extensions planned
Missoulian - AP | 0000-00-00Montana's 2009 general big game hunting season will close at one-half hour after sunset on Sunday.
Mountain Lion Killed in Bismarck City Limits
KX Net.com | 2009-11-30Quite a sight in North Bismarck tonight....Again this happened right in town...
Cougar Hunting Permits Available
AmoLand.com UTAH | 2009-11-17Another cougar hunting season starts in Utah on Nov. 18. And even if you didn’t obtain a limited-entry permit for the hunt, you can still participate.
Officials confirm more cougar evidence in UP
John Flesher- Chicago Tribune | 2009-11-05A photograph and tracks found recently in the Upper Peninsula have rekindled a debate over whether Michigan has an established, breeding cougar population.
Wildlife and Parks confirms sighting of mountain lion in Kansas
Witchita Eagle Staff | 2009-10-21The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks said today that it has verified the live sighting of a mountain lion in the state for the first time.
Mountain lion killed in Deadwood city limits
Kevin Woster Rapid City Journal | 2009-10-22A mountain lion was killed within the Deadwood city limits Wednesday morning after the big cat, and possibly another, apparently killed a deer in a backyard in town. A South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department trapper killed one lion Wednesday, but the hunt wasn't over, because police reports early in the day indicated that two lions were in the area.
Third Mountain Lion Killed in Western ND
KFGO Regional News, ND | 2009-10-14A third mountain lion has been taken in the badlands in western North Dakota. Game and Fish Furbearer Biologist Stephanie Tucker says the cat was taken by Mike Filkowski of Watford City, ND.
Oregon cougar hunting plan draws protests
AP - Brad Cain | 2009-10-12Wildlife advocates are protesting the state's move to expand a program to hunt cougars to reduce conflicts with livestock, big game, people and pets.
WA Public Safety Cougar Removal Applications Due October 19
AmoLand.com | 2009-10-08Washington hunters who own cougar-tracking dogs, and are interested in assisting the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) with public-safety cougar removals, have until Oct. 19 to apply for special permits.
Hunting for the right result - ODFW cougar killing study falls short, raising questions about its mo
Mail Tribune - Southern Oregon | 2009-10-08The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife made the right decision in dropping a controversial cougar study in Southern Oregon, but not before giving itself an unnecessary black eye.
Mountain lions seen in area
Lisa Call, The Dickinson Press, ND | 2009-10-02Mountain lions have allegedly been spotted on a South Heart golf course and near a local veterinarian’s horses, but the North Dakota Game and Fish says they have no concrete evidence the sightings are in fact big cats.
2nd mountain lion killed in western N.D.
AP - North Dakota | 2009-10-06A second mountain lion has been killed this fall in western North Dakota. State Game and Fish Department biologist Stephanie Tucker says the cat was killed Saturday by a hunter in Billings County who was looking for elk.
Search continues for evidence of mountain lion
Geoff Cunningham Jr. - Foster's Daily Democrat | 2009-10-06Despite several reported sightings, Fish and Game Wildlife Biologist Patrick Tate says he has yet to find hard evidence that a mountain lion was wandering the state's southeastern region last month.
Mountain lion kills dog in Moorpark
Anna Bakalis - Ventura County Star | 2009-09-04A mountain lion attacked and killed a dog in a Moorpark neighborhood early Thursday morning, authorities said.
Cougar Kills Alpacas in Jefferson County
Kitsap Sun staff - WA | 2009-08-27State wildlife officers are hunting a cougar on the Toandos Peninsula in Jefferson County following an attack Wednesday morning in which the cougar apparently killed two alpacas.
Public input sought on mule deer situation
Steve May - Silver City Sun News | 2009-08-24I want to inform your readers of pending meetings being planned in Silver City, Grant County and many other New Mexico mountain communities by the state Game & Fish Department.
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Fanster.com | 2009-08-24Feds seek comment on draft EA; proposed action will allow needed management
Apply soon for western districts mountain lion tag
Great Falls Tribune - Montana | 2009-08-21Those wanting to hunt mountain lions in western Montana's Regions 1 and 2 this fall and winter must apply by Aug. 31.
Car, Cougar Collide Near Quilcene
Kirotv.com - Washington | 2009-08-18A woman was driving outside Quilcene when a cougar came out of the woods and collided with her car.
DWR proposes increase incougar hunting permits
thespectrum.com - Southern Utah | 2009-07-16The number of cougars hunters take in Utah this season should be similar to the number taken over the past four seasons.
GF&P to consider higher lion kill - GF&P Commission proposes raising lion limit; one commissioner wa
By Kevin Woster, Rapid City Journal staff | 2009-05-13South Dakota mountain lion hunters could kill an additional five female lions under a 2010 hunting season proposed by the state Game, Fish & Parks Commission Thursday.
Bill would require ODFW to play bigger role in wildlife protection
Amy Sienicki | 2009-03-09State lawmakers are considering a bill that would require the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to develop and implement a program to help farmers and ranchers reduce conflict between people and wildlife through non-deadly means.
GF&P reviews lion hunting season
AP | 2009-03-07SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — Information from this year's hunting season on mountain lions will be used by state game officials to make a recommendation for next year's season to the Game, Fish and Parks Commission.
NV plans to kill more mountain lions criticized
Martin Griffith , AP | 2009-02-15RENO, Nev.—Mountain lion advocates are up in arms over new plans announced by Nevada wildlife officials to kill more lions in order to help reverse a decline in mule deer numbers.
Arizona Game and Fish collars first wild jaguar in United States
Arizona Game and Fish Press Release | 2009-02-19Jaguar conservation has just experienced an exciting development with the capture and collaring of the first wild jaguar in Arizona by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
AZ Game & Fish bill way over the top on commissioners
The Arizona Republic | 2009-02-23A proposal at the Legislature would make it harder to become a member of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission than governor.
Mountain lion killed in Santa Paula neighborhood
AP | 2009-02-17Police shot and killed a mountain lion Tuesday as it advanced toward a resident in a Ventura County neighborhood
Authorities shoot, kill cougar in downtown Ashland, Ore.
AP, The Seattle Times | 2009-02-07Oregon State Police say officers have shot and killed a cougar in downtown Ashland because of public safety concerns.
End of season approaches for mountain lion hunt
Staff reports, Sioux Falls Argus Leader | 2009-02-06With the taking of the 13th female mountain lion on Monday, state Game Fish & Parks Department officials remind hunters to check the season status before going out to the field.
Mother mountain lion captured, reunited with kitten
Heath Urie, Colorado Daily | 2009-02-13BOULDER, Colo. — A mother mountain lion was captured overnight Wednesday and reunited with her kitten, which was caught a day earlier while stuck in a tree in Boulder’s Newlands neighborhood.
Troup cougar weighed 140 pounds
TIM CHITWOOD | 2009-03-31State authorities say the cougar a Newnan, Ga., man killed Sunday near West Point Lake in Troup County had characteristics of an animal that had been held captive.
Cougars in chaos
High Country News | 2010-05-16Hot on the heels of a cougar, Catherine Lambert could barely contain her excitement. She had nearly nailed the location of a radio-collared female first captured the previous winter, when her telemetry antenna signaled that the cat had abruptly changed its speed.
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