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11/21/2014

Proposition 117 Money At Work Protecting Wildlands

The following is a November 20, 2014 news article from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects

At its November 20 . . .
11/18/2014

Another Lion Dies in Nebraska - When Will the Killing End?

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission announced that an 89-pound female mountain lion was killed by a hunter yesterday in Dakota County. This is the second mountain lion killed during Nebraska's inaugural lion hunt in the Prairie Unit Hunting Area. This hunting region includes almost all of the State and has a year-round, unlimited lion hunting season.

The death of this mountain lion . . .
11/14/2014

Another Deer Hunter Claims He "Had" to Kill Lion

A Louisiana deer hunter became infamous last Saturday by being the first man in almost 40-years to kill a mountain lion in Arkansas.

Mountain lions once roamed freely throughout the continental United States, but eradication efforts by humans almost eliminated the species east of the Rockies by the early 1900s.

Arkansas' indigenous lion population was originally extirpated . . .
11/7/2014

Captured Colorado Lion Euthanized for Medical Reasons

An 8-year old, female mountain lion that had been seen wandering throughout a Boulder, Colorado neighborhood for the past week was tranquilized and captured by Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife rangers yesterday afternoon.

The mountain lion, which was wearing a non-functioning radio collar, was first thought to be pregnant because of a distended belly. At that time, the rangers . . .
11/4/2014

Texas Study Shows Lions Can Benefit Ranchers

A study of the eating habits of mountain lions, carried out on private lands, is underway in one of the Sky Islands* of Texas, about 90-minutes north of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Researchers from the Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) at Sul Ross State University have managed to get more than 50 ranchers and other landowners to allow the study to take place on their properties. A . . .
11/3/2014

California Coastal Farm Uses Dogs, not Bullets to Protect Sheep

Alison Charter-Smith and Tony Jaehnichen own and run the Madrone Coast Farm; a small organic, livestock farm, located near the rural community of Felton, California.

Situated in the Santa Cruz Mountains on California's coast, and frequented by predators, Madrone Coast Farm has found a safe, friendly alternative to using guns to deter mountain lion attacks on their sheep herd: . . .
10/28/2014

Nebraskans Kill Another Female Mountain Lion

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission reported that another mountain lion was shot and killed last Friday just south of the rural community of Chadron, Nebraska.

The young, female lion, estimated to be approximately 18-months old and weighing 63 lbs. was killed by a rancher who saw her hanging out near his chicken coop.

Even though Nebraska's mountain lion hunting season is . . .
10/24/2014

Senator Chambers vows that Nebraska will not be the state that exterminates mountain lions

After hearing updated information on the impact of last year's hunt and other related deaths on Nebraska's fledgling mountain lion population yesterday, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) announced that they needed more time to analyze the data and were unready decide whether there will even be a second lion hunting season in 2015.

However, this declaration was insufficient . . .
10/23/2014

First Mountain Lion Sighting in Kansas Since 2012

For the first time in almost two years, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has verified the presence of a mountain lion in that state.

The sighting resulted from a trail camera photograph taken in Labette County, located in the Southeast corner of Kansas. When notified of the event KDWPT staff visited the area and confirmed the photograph's authenticity. . . .
10/21/2014

Confirmed Lion Sighting in Northern Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) announced that it has confirmed two mountain lion sightings taken from trail camera photographs in Lincoln and Marinette counties.

Coupled with the lion sighting in Bayfield County last January this makes the third confirmed report of mountain lions in the state of Wisconsin during 2014.

According to David MacFarland, a . . .