Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"Cougar Clippings" for 11 Nov 2009 from Mountain Lion Foundation

Dear Friend,

Happy Veteran's Day! 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.


Wyo. Hunter Bags Deer, Then Hungry Lion

A hunter in Wyoming killed a deer around dusk despite knowing he was too tired to load it up in the dark. He illegally left the deer carcass out in the woods and returned the next day to claim his trophy. He discovered a mountain lion had been feeding on the deer and was still in the area. The man contacted the Wyoming Game and Fish Department who - rather than write him up for breaking the law and baiting a lion - told him he could either scare the lion away or get a hunting tag and kill it. He chose the tag and now a mountain lion that posed no threat to people and fed on deer is dead. This story is yet another clear example of the anti-mountain lion bias among state agencies and the lazy, immoral hunters who are destroying the nation's wildlife.

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5th Mountain Lion Killed in Western ND

North Dakota's controversial cougar hunting season continues with a fifth cat being shot this week. Although the North Dakota Game & Fish Department's own study found that very few cougars are able to live in the state and are mostly cut off from other breeding populations, they show no signs of calling off the hunt. The season runs until the end of March.

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Could cougars, bears make good neighbors?

With an average of 82 species being driven to extinction every single day on our planet, Sue Pike questions why we cannot give a little extra effort to help spare our last few native keystone carnivores. Habitat loss has increased our chances for encounters with cougars and bears in urban areas. Pike wonders if humans can show tolerance or if we will continue our ways and put these animals up next on the chopping block.

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Officials Confirm More Cougar Evidence in UP

After investigating a few snapshots and tracks, Michigan's Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of at least one mountain lion in the state. They are not sure if it was a released pet, transient, or resident wild lion. But with scraps of evidence trickling in over the past few years, some people believe there must be a small population established in the state. The DNR does not have enough proof to reach any solid conclusions and continues to encourage people to report sightings.

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Those were just a few of the lion articles from the past week. Cli ck 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.

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http://www.mountainlion.org/newsroom.asp

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