Texas

There is currently an open season on cougars in Texas. Texas Parks & Wildlife do not have population estimates and rely on sighting, whether verified or unverified. The state claims that the population of cougars in Texas is steadily increasing, despite the loss of habitat and fragmentation that is occurring throughout the state.

Long-term effective population size for cougars in Texas was estimated to be 5,607 animals using ecological niche modeling to estimate distribution.

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    A "varmint" killing contest is set to go forward in Texas. Eligible "varmints" include mountain lions, coyotes, bobcats, red fox and gray fox with a five fox limit.