Thursday, January 28, 2010

"Cougar Clippings" for 27 Jan 2010 from Mountain Lion Foundation


Cougar Clippings

1/27/2010

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.

21 Mountain Lions Harvested as of Monday

Averaging almost one lion killed per day, South Dakota's mountain lion trophy season will likely fill its quota before the end of February. Last year's season closed when the final female was killed on Valentine's Day. Since then, the quota has increased, killing lions year-round outside the Black Hills remains legal (practically encouraged), and it's cheaper to pay a poaching fine than fees to hunt legally. It is unclear how South Dakota's management practices are fulfilling their stated mission "to perpetuate, conserve, manage, protect, and enhance South Dakota's wildlife"

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Lion Hunting Closed in Some 400 Districts

The winter cougar hunting season came to a close Monday night in areas of Montana where hunters have already filled the quota. Lions are easier to track in the snow and hunters are allowed to use hounds to track and tree cougars during the winter season - a lazy and barbaric practice where cougars have little odds of getting away. During the span of just a few months, over 300 lions are killed every year in Montana by trophy hunters. These hunters will have until mid April to fill the quotas in the remaining regions.

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Private Land to be Set Aside for Panthers

4,000-acres of farmland that have been in the Milicevic family for 70 years will now be conserved as habitat for endangered Florida panthers. Located in Hendry County, panthers routinely cross this private land, and protecting it from development is a step in the right direction for panther recovery.

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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.

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:

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

Cougar Clippings is a service of the Mountain Lion Foundation.

phone: 800-319-7621

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