One of several cougar sightings in recent months, this animal was recorded on a security camera during the early morning hours of Feb. 7 as it crossed a walkway in front of the residence.
“Mountain lions interact way more regularly and predictably than we ever thought before.”
It is unknown whether this cougar is the same animal photographed on multiple trail cameras in central Wisconsin between early August and late October 2017.
The animals are uncommon in Iowa, but they are not listed as a furbearer and have no protected status in the state.
It’s not unheard of for a mountain lion to travel such long distances.PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission did not adopt a proposal that would have expanded the use of hounds to hunt mountain lions, the agency said in a news release Tuesday, Nov. 7. The initial request, through the citizen petition process, asked…
Populations appear to be increasing, raising questions about what is and what could become cougar country.
Plan calls for trying to kill up to 15 cougars and 25 bears a year for three years to see if that helps more elk fawns survive.
Division of Wildlife Resources models estimate there are between 1,900 and 4,000 adult cougars living in the state.
It is only the fourth known successful crossing of the 101 in the 15 years that researchers have been studying the big cats in the Santa Monica Mountains. The freeway and other roads are life-threatening to the region’s lions – 17 documented road kills since 2002.
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s carnivore program manager “very concerned about this.”
A conditional season in zone 1 will open March 21 for hunters to pursue the additional five mountain lions that were not taken during the early season. The zone 1 early season quota was eight, and only three were taken.
Chambers came close to passing similar legislation in 2014, but it was vetoed by former Gov. Dave Heineman.
Fall pre-established harvest sub-quota for the districts have been met
The closure notice for hunts came shortly after Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials received word that the pre-established harvest quota and sub-quota for the districts had been met
Holiday season also hunting season in South Dakota, with mountain lion and youth goose hunts scheduled near Christmas and New Year’s, respectively.