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5/6/2015

Oregon ranchers supporting bill to create predator control districts

Claiming that "this bill is driven by the landowners," State Representative Dallas Heard of Roseburg, has proposed legislation wending its way through the Oregon state legislature that would allow landowners to petition counties to establish special tax districts in which properties would be assessed up to $1 an acre to raise funds for predator control conducted by USDA's Wildlife . . .
5/4/2015

New Mexico ranchers and deer hunters want to trap mountain lions

The following story was written by Dan Boyd and originally posted on the Albuquerque Journal website.


A proposal to allow New Mexico hunters to use traps to kill mountain lions has sparked strong opposition from environmental and animal protection groups.

The Game Commission will begin studying the trapping plan - and other proposed changes to cougar and bear hunting . . .
4/29/2015

Reward offered for Florida panther found shot to death

The following story was written by Eric Staats and posted on the Naples Daily News website.

A search is on for the shooter of an endangered Florida panther found dead on the side of Immokalee Road last month.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced Wednesday they are offering a $5,000 reward for information . . .
4/28/2015

Oregon Representative declares 3 wildlife bills dead in committee

Declaring that he won't approve any partisan bills, Representative Brad Witt, the Chairman of the Oregon House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources announced the death knell of three wildlife bills last week.

The first two, HB 2050 and HB 3515 were of an anti-wildlife nature.

House Bill 2050 bill would have allowed individual counties to ignore the restrictions in . . .
4/24/2015

Another Santa Monica Lion Crosses the Road

The following story was written by David Montero and originally posted on the Pasadena Star-News website.



National Park Service officials reported this morning that a second mountain lion in a month has crossed the 101 Freeway from its habitat in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Since NPS biologists have been tracking mountain lions in the area in 2002, only two of . . .
4/21/2015

Help Penn State Uncover the Nittany Lion's DNA

Penn State students are raising funds to sequence the genome of the extinct Nittany Lion, the beloved mascot of their university. The goal is to study the DNA sequence of Pennsylvania and Northeastern mountain lions, which have been regionally extinct (extirpated) since the late 1800s.

The results from this research will help to raise awareness about wildlife conservation and . . .
4/14/2015

CDFW gets P-22 out from under SoCal home

UPDATE: As of 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 14, CDFW and local researchers are reporting P-22 has left the building. His radio collar indicates he has moved out of the crawl space under the Los Feliz home.

The following story was written by Charlotte Alter and originally posted on the LA Times website earlier this morning.


A mountain lion that has been hiding under a . . .
4/13/2015

26 Lions Dead in Montana from Traps

Even though it's illegal to trap mountain lions in Montana, 48 lions have been captured in traps set for other animals over the past two years. Of those lions captured, 26 died and at least six suffered some form of damage to their paws but were released along with the non-injured lions.

One of the more egregious examples was presented recently by Cal Ruark, a former president of the . . .
4/8/2015

Mishka: Washington Fish and Wildlife's first bear dog retires after 12 years of faithful service

This story was written by Annette Cary, and posted by the Tri-City Herald on March 19, 2015.

While the following story refers mostly to bears, Mishka and his fellow Karelian bear dogs are similarly used to deal with wayward cougars



Washington's first Karelian bear dog likely has harassed his last bear and sniffed out the wild game bones left behind by a . . .
3/24/2015

Mountain lion tragically killed for defending itself

A mountain lion was unfortunately shot and killed by a park ranger in the employee housing area of Glacier National Park in West Glacier Saturday evening.

The incident started around 5 p.m. when the two dogs of a returning park employee unexpectedly raced out of her car and attacked a mountain lion that was lingering nearby.

One of the dogs broke off the fight and quickly . . .