Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Cougars were extirpated from Wisconsin over a century ago. Since 2008, there have been at least seven verified sightings. Wisconsin officials acknowledge that these are dispersing cats from nearby states, not residents.

  • Support Grand Teton National Park’s Preferred Alternative for Moose-Wilson

     • The Cougar Fund
  • Cougars Working Their Way Back Into Midwest

     • The Cougar Fund

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  • Could large predators help Wisconsin?

     • The Cougar Fund

    A University of Wisconsin-Madison study has found that deer foraging habits have caused "extreme" changes in Wisconsin's floral communities. This is a problem that large carnivores could perhaps help solve.

  • Support for the protection of wolves is increasing

     • The Cougar Fund

    A federal court order has suspended Wisconsin's wolf hunt.

  • Experts: Cougars Could Return to Northeast

     • The Cougar Fund

    Many biologists agree that the northeast US possesses large tracts of suitable habitat for the cats. Now, some believe that recent long-distance dispersals suggest cougars are capable of recolonizing northeastern states they have long been extirpated from.