Thursday, November 05, 2009

"Cougar Clippings" for 04 Nov 2009 from Mountain Lion Foundations

Dear Friend,

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

SD Mountain Lion Hunt Still Debated
A South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department survey claims that most people questioned said they support cougar hunting. Previous non-biased surveys have found that the large majority of residents actually oppose the cougar season, which now makes some people question who exactly the GF&P asked to participate in their survey.
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Mountain Lion Hunting Reopened In Research Area
A research area in western Colorado that has been monitoring mountain lions will now be open for a free trophy hunting season. The Colorado Division of Wildlife believes monitoring the area with and without hunting will help them determine appropriate wildlife management policies and better understand sport hunting's effects on lion populations.
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Hunter Shoots Cougar in Self-Defense
Just as we saw in Utah last week when a deer hunter killed a mountain lion out of surprise and fear for safety, now a young man in Montana has a similar story to tell. The fourteen year old was elk hunting with his father when he was startled to see a mountain lion appear from behind a bush. The young hunter killed the lion and then he and his father notified the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks. The DFW&P concluded the kill was justified for personal safety.
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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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