Widespread extermination of wolves, cougars early last century meant elk herds able to grow in size, eating away willow plants and other vegetation along park’s streams, causing erosion damage. But in recent years, resurgent populations
But state wildlife officials say that because the big cats have all been spotted at night and haven’t attacked anyone, it’s not a public safety concern.
The rare sighting caught on a field cam verified in Gogebic County.
Hunters say they’ve seen the problem coming for years, ever since a ballot initiative in 1994 outlawed the use of hounds to hunt cougars.
The season will provide a harvest opportunity for up to eight mountain lions in two sub-units within the Pine Ridge of northwestern Nebraska.
Rich Beausoleil, the state’s bear and cougar specialist, said it was only the second fatality in the state in the last 94 years.
AZUSA, Calif. — A mountain lion roamed through backyards in a neighborhood outside Los Angeles before wildlife officers tranquilized it. The lion was spotted Monday morning in the eastern Los Angeles County community of Azusa,
SILVERTON, Ore. — Oregon wildlife officials say they were forced to trap and euthanize a cougar after several reported sightings of the animals in and around the town of Silverton. “The cougar was euthanized (last
FRISCO, Colo. — A study by a Colorado university found that although mountain lions normally avoid human contact, they are willing to push past their fear when they are hungry. The Colorado State University study