Friday, October 30, 2009

"Cougar Clippings" for 28 Oct 2009 from Mountain Lion Foundation

10/28/2009

Dear Friend,


Here are a few of the top stories on mountain lions from recent news articles. For more frequent updates, visit MountainLion.org and read the news daily.

Hunting for the Right Result

In recent news articles, cougar biologists and wildlife advocates have opposed the so-called cougar studies put forth by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife. It has been clear to most people their research is a biased push to increase the killing of big cats for sport. And now, those who consider themselves "no cougar huggers" and even support hunting with hounds are voicing their disapproval for the state's wildlife management policies.
Read the actual news story...


GF&P looking for home for cougar kitten caught in Deadwood

A female mountain lion with poor eye sight was killed by a trapper in Deadwood, South Dakota, because he believed her visual impairment could make her a threat to public safety. In actuality, she had successfully killed a deer that week and was returning with at least one of her cubs to the feeding site. The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks has captured one of her three-month-old cubs and is on the lookout for more. In the meantime, the young male is being housed at South Dakota State University because he is too young to survive on his own.
Read the actual news story...


Mountain Lion Shot on 1st Day

As hunting seasons begin to kickoff, the tally of orphaned cubs has already started. On the first day of deer hunting season in Utah, a man panicked when he encountered a cougar. Rather than simply backing away, the man shot and killed the cat. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources discovered it was a lactating female whose cubs were likely in the area. There is no word on whether the cubs have been found.
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Those were just a few of the lion articles from the past week. Click here to read more! The Mountain Lion Foundation follows cougar and wildlife news each week. For a complete library of the most pertinent news articles, visit the Mountain Lion Foundation Newsroom. If you can not use the links in this email to read complete articles, cut and paste (or type) the following address into your browser:
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